Mary Elizabeth Cox

Note: This is a very short sketch of Mary Elizabeth. See her family histories.

MARY ELIZABETH COX, daughter of Jonathan Upham Cox, was born 15 Dec 1826 in Owego, New York. With her mother and brothers, she went to Ohio, and in 1845 joined the Church in Nauvoo.

She became the wife of Edwin Whiting in the Nauvoo Temple. When driven from that city, they crossed the plains and arrived in Salt Lake City in 1849. They were among the Pioneers of Manti and saw all the hardships of those early days.

From childhood she was an ardent student, and at the age of 15 years was a qualified teacher. She taught for 42 years.

In 1876 she pioneered in Northern Arizona where she used her talents generously for the benefit of her fellowmen. She left a large family to call her blessed. She died in Arizona 5 July 1912.