ABRAHAM G. COX, D. V. S.-A skillful representative of the veterinary profession, who enjoys a large practice at Carlisle and surrounding territory, is Dr. Abraham G. Cox, who was born August 10, 1858, in Haddon township, Sullivan county, Indiana, east from the town of Carlisle. He is the son of Jacob and Mary (Hamilton) Cox. His father was born in Madison county, Indiana, and died in Jasper county, Illinois, aged about thirty-five. The mother was born and died in Jasper county, Illinois. Grandfather John Cox was a native of England and by occupation was a farmer. The maternal grandfather was a native of Scotland, and his wife was Elizabeth Schmidt, born in Germany. They were also farmers.

The parents of Dr. Cox moved to Jasper county, Illinois, in 1860, and there he lived until fourteen years of age, when he came back to Haddon township and worked on a farm. In 1881, he was employed in a drug store at Houston, Missouri, after which he began the study of medicine, entering the College at Charleston, Illinois, in 1886. He remained in that school two years, going then to Toronto, Canada, where he took a one year's course. He began practice, April 13, 1890, at Carlisle, Indiana, continuing until the autumn of 1897, when he entered the Indiana Veterinary College, from which he was graduated with the class of 1898 and at once returned to Carlisle, and has been practicing here ever since. In 1906 Dr. Cox erected a modern veterinary hospital and formulated what is so widely known as "Dr. Cox's Barb-wire Liniment," and "Painless Blister," the same being made by P. L. Hoover & Bros. The doctor is a member of the Indiana Veterinary Association and is an up-to- date and highly skillful veterinary. He belongs to Carlisle Lodge No. 3, F. & A. M., and the Modern Woodmen of America. He is a stockholder in the First National Bank of Carlisle.

Dr. Cox was married July 6, 1891, to Mary Trimble, born in Haddon township, Sullivan county, Indiana, February 19, 1869, and educated in the same locality. She is the daughter of William and Jane Trimble. Her father was born in Sullivan county, Indiana, and her mother in Ohio, and both are still living in Haddon township. He is among the most extensive farmers within the township. Mr. and Mrs. Cox have had two children: Earl, who died in infancy, and Corda, born November 11, 1895. Mrs. Cox is a member of the Church of Christ.