Maurice Cecil Cox

(1897 - 1916)

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Maurice Cecil Cox
1897 - 1916
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c. 1897
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May 31, 1916
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Maurice Cecil Cox was born c. 1897. He died on May 31, 1916 at age 19.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Plymouth Naval Memorial 19. in United Kingdom
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Service number: mersey Z/777
Rank: Signaller
Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit/ship/squadron: h.m.s. black Prince.
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Maurice Cecil Cox died on May 31, 1916 at 19 years old. He was buried in Plymouth Naval Memorial 19., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1897. We have no information about Maurice's family or relationships.

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In 1897, in the year that Maurice Cecil Cox was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1900, when he was only 3 years old, when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1909, at the age of just 12 years old, Maurice was alive when the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 1916, in the year of Maurice Cecil Cox's passing, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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