Lucy Alvira Coolidge Cox

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 2, p.565

Alvira Coolidge Cox, wife of Frederick Walter Cox, jun., was the eldest daughter of Joseph Coolidge and Rebecca Atwood, and was born Feb. 11, 1848, in Florence, Nebraska, where she received a common school education. Later, she did some high school work and was given the highest praise for her ability. In 1864 she came to Manti, Sanpete county, Utah, with her mother and brother.

She taught school in Manti, Salt Lake City and Provo very successfully for some years prior to her marriage to Frederick W. Cox in 1870. Her students, now (1914) scattered over the State, remember her for the efficient teaching and instructions in the noblest and best which she gave them.

She was always one of the leaders in the city and county and did very efficient service in religious and social organizations. She was one of the leaders in the Suffrage movement and did much towards promoting equal suffrage. She was a faithful Relief Society worker and acted for twelve years as Stake president of Relief Societies in the South Sanpete Stake, during which time she brought the Relief Societies in the Stake up to the front rank in point of excellence.

At her death, which occurred in Manti, May 2, 1913, she was mourned by her husband and five children who deeply appreciated her sterling worth and so also did many relatives and friends who were better for her association.