EULA GRAY COX & BILLY COX CORRESPONDENCE

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 19: Students

EULA GRAY COX & BILLY COX CORRESPONDENCE


TAGS: Eula Gray Cox & Billy Cox Correspondence ; Mr. & Mrs. Lucas C. Cox ; school & health records ; character development reports ; reservation forms ; tuition bills ; typhoid ; permission slips ; tonsils ;


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[NOTE: Some documents are slightly edited; some are only partially transcribed. Transcriptions are in chronological order and may not correspond to the order of the images.]

[cox_e_001.jpg] PMSS Record Sheet with handwritten and typed entries for “Cox, Eula Gray.”

PINE MOUNTAIN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL
Pine Mountain, Harlan Co., Ky.

Name Cox, Eula Gray
Parents Luke and Delora Cox
Post Office Pine Mountain

Bills sent to Mr. Cox
Remarks “Day scholar”

Date of Birth Aug. 2, 1917

Dates of Entering
Aug. 24, 1925
Nov. 14, 1927
Sept. 11, 1928
Jan 19, 1931 (H.H.H.) boarder

Dates of Leaving
Middle Feb., 1928
Dec. 22, 1928
“Did not come back after Christmas”

Entered at request of Mrs. Zande

SCHOOL RECORD 1928-29 “Parents moved to Putney Jan 1929”
[Grades were entered for 1925-1926 and 1926-1927 (1st and 2nd terms each year) for the following: English, Spelling, Reading, Arithmetic, Effort and Interest, Conduct, Neatness, Home Study, Writing, Handwork.]

HEALTH RECORD
[Physical Examination on Entering: Findings were entered for Teeth, Eyes, Tonsils, Height, Weight, Lungs, Heart, Intestinal Parasites, General Nutrition. Remarks were entered for 1st year, 2nd year, and 3rd year.]

[cox_e_002.jpg] PMSS Record Sheet with handwritten and typed entries for “Cox, Bill.”

PINE MOUNTAIN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL
Pine Mountain, Harlan Co., Ky.

Name Cox, Bill
Parents Luke and Delora Cox
Post Office Pine Mountain

Bills sent to Mr. Cox

Date of Birth Sept. 17, 1919

Dates of Entering
Sept. 20, 1925
Sept. 1926

Dates of Leaving Died December 1926

Entered at request of Mrs. Zande

SCHOOL RECORD
[Grades were entered for 1925-1926 and 1926-1927 (1st terms of each year only) for the following: English, Reading, Arithmetic, Effort and Interest, Conduct, Home Study, Writing.]

HEALTH RECORD
[Physical Examination on Entering: Findings were entered for Teeth, Eyes, Height, Weight, Lungs, Heart, General Nutrition. Remarks for 1st year; “Gen. Phys: – Fair.” Remarks for 2nd year: “Died in Dec. of typhoid at Putney.”]

[cox_e_008.jpg] Reservation form with handwritten entries for “Eula Gray Cox”.

Please save a place in the Pine Mountain School for
Name Eula Gray Cox
Born at Indiana. Day of Month Aug. 2. Year 1917.
School last attended Evarts. grade 2d. Names of Parents or guardian Luke Evarts (sic)
Post Office of parents or guardian Pine Mountain, Ky.
Date this card was filled out 9/24/25

[cox_e_009.jpg] Reservation form with handwritten entries for “Bill Cox”.

[Notation at top of page: “Day Pupil”]
Please save a place in the Pine Mountain School for
Name Bill Cox
Born at Harlan, Ky. Day of Month Sept. 17. Year 1919.
School last attended First Year in School. Names of Parents or guardian Luke Cox
Post Office of parents or guardian Pine Mt, Ky.
Date this card was filled out Sept. 21, 1925

[cox_e_0010.jpg] PMSS tuition bill with carbon copy of typewritten entries for “Billy” and “Eula Gray.”

PINE MOUNTAIN, KY, Nov. 1, 1925
Mr. Luke Cox,
Pine Mountain, Ky.
….
Monthly Fee
for October for Billy—————$1.60
for November for Billy————-1.60
for October for Eula Gray———1.60
for November for Eula Gray—–1.60
——————————————-$6.40
….

[cox_e_0011.jpg] PMSS tuition bill with carbon copy of typewritten entries for “Billy” and “Eula Gray.”

PINE MOUNTAIN, KY, Dec. 1, 1925
Mr. Luke Cox,
Pine Mountain, Ky.
….
Monthly Fee
for December for Eula Gray————–$1.60
for December for Billy————————1.60

Inoculation for Typhoid – Eula Gray——1.00
——————————————————$4.20

Credit by Overpayment Nov. 7,————-.05 (sic)
——————————————————$4.15

for October for Eula Gray——————-1.60
for November for Eula Gray—————1.60
—————————————————–$6.40
….

[cox_e_0012.jpg] Carbon copy of typewritten letter.

February 19, 1926

Dear Mrs. Cox:
I think that it is best for Billy not to come to school any more this year, as he is the only child in his grade, and the teacher is unable to give him the attention he needs. Another year there wil be more children in the first grade. He would have to take the grade over again next year, anyway.

I am so sorry we can’t teach him as he needs, this year. He is such a dear little fellow!
Sincerely yours,
[unsigned; from Ethel de Long Zande]

Mrs. Luke Cox
Pine Mountain, Ky.
EZ:W

[cox_e_0013.jpg] PMSS tuition bill with carbon copy of typewritten entries for “Billy” and “Eula Gray.”

PINE MOUNTAIN, KY, June 9. 1926
Mrs. Cox,
Pine Mountain, Ky.
….
Monthly Fee
for December for Billy———————-$1.60
for Eula Gray————————————-1.60
——————————————————$3.20
….

[cox_e_0014.jpg] PMSS tuition bill with carbon copy of typewritten entries for “Eula Gray” and “William.”

PINE MOUNTAIN, KY, Oct. 4. 1926
Mrs. Cox, Pine Mountain, Ky.
….
Monthly Fee
October – Eula Gray———————-$1.60
– William—————————————1.60
————————————————–$3.20

Credit – Eula Gray——–.75
– William———————.75————–1.50 [underline]
—————————————————-1.70

If bill is paid before Oct. 15th there will be a reduction of 25 cents each on Oct. tuition, making a total of $1.20.
….

[cox_e_0015.jpg] PMSS tuition bill with carbon copy of typewritten entries for “Eula Gray” and “William.” Dated Nov. 2, 1926.

[cox_e_0016.jpg] PMSS tuition bill with carbon copy of typewritten entries for “Eula Gray” and “William.” Dated Dec. 1, 1926.

[cox_e_007.jpg] handwritten letter (truncated – top half is missing).

…Monday.
I am sending $5.00 by Eula Gray. You said $4.80 would pay up until the first of March. You just keep the other 20 cents and count it on the month of March.
Respt
Mrs. Delora Cox.

To Miss [Bessie V.] Gaunt.
[notation: “12/22/26”]

[cox_e_0017.jpg] [cox_e_0016.jpg] PMSS tuition bill with carbon copy of typewritten entries for “Eula Gray.” Dated March 1, 1927.

[cox_e_0018.jpg] PMSS tuition bill with carbon copy of typewritten entries for “Eula Gray.” Dated Dec. 1, 1927.

[cox_e_0019.jpg] PMSS tuition bill with carbon copy of typewritten entries for “Eula Gray.” Dated Feb. 1, 1928.

[cox_e_0020.jpg] PMSS tuition & book rental bill with carbon copy of typewritten entries for “Eula Gray Cox.” Dated October 1, 1928.

[cox_e_0021.jpg] PMSS tuition bill with carbon copy of typewritten entries for “Eula Gray Cox.” Dated Nov. 1, 1928.

[cox_e_0022.jpg] PMSS tuition bill with carbon copy of typewritten entries for “Eula Gray Cox.” Dated December 1, 1928.

[cox_e_003.jpg] Handwritten list.

Eula Gray Cox

Neatness – Excellent
Promptness – Fair
Courtesy – Good
Self-Control – Fair
Resp[onsibility] – Fair+
Com[munity] Spirit – Fair-

[cox_e_004.jpg] PMSS report on character development with handwritten entries for “Eula Gray Cox.”

PINE MOUNTAIN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL
Date Dec. 3, 1928
Report of Eula Gray Cox

These reports on character development will serve housemothers and teachers in helping children to overcome their difficulties. In some cases you may feel not qualified to mark all of these characteristics. If this should be the case please mark only those you have data on. Excellent, E; Good, G.; Fair, F.; Poor, P.; Unsatisfactory, U.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
[Checkmarks were entered for Neatness, (E) Promptness (F), Courtesy (E), Self-Control (F), Responsibility (G), Community Spirit (F).]

DEFINITIONS
NEATNESS: Care or pride in the appearance and quality of work, clothes, belongings.
PROMPTNESS: Readiness to meet requirements without delay; being on time.
COURTESY: Thoughtfulness for others; care in observing good manners.
SELF-CONTROL: Curbing hasty words, tempers or acts when we know we will be sorry for them later on.
RESPONSIBILITY: Trustworthiness; dependability.
COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Interest and effort shown in affairs for the good of the school or a group within the school

Signature Caroline Rhone[?]

[cox_e_005.jpg] PMSS report on character development with handwritten entries for “Eula Gray Cox.”

PINE MOUNTAIN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL
Date Dec. 11, 1928
Report of Eula Gray Cox
….
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
[Checkmarks were entered for Neatness, (E) Promptness (F), Courtesy (G), Self-Control (F), Responsibility (F), Community Spirit (P).]
….
Signature M[irian]. Kingman

[cox_e_006.jpg] PMSS report on character development with handwritten entries for “Eula Gray Cox.’

PINE MOUNTAIN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL
Date [n.d.]
Report of Eula Gray Cox

These reports on character development will serve housemothers and teachers in helping children to overcome their difficulties. In some cases you may feel not qualified to mark all of these characteristics. If this should be the case please mark only those you have data on. A–Excellent; B–Good; C–Fair; D–Passing. In case of SPECIAL excellence AA may be given.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
[Checkmarks were entered for Obedience (C), Dependability (D), Courtesy (C), Cleanliness (C), Thrift (B).]

DEFINITIONS
OBEDIENCE: Willingness to Follow Directions; Respect for Law and Order.
DEPENDABILITY: Honesty; Keeping Promises; Promptness; Loyalty; Willingness to Co-operate; Self-Control.
COURTESY: Courtesy to Associates and to all Workers; Respect for Rights of Others; Fair Play; Cheerfulness.
CLEANLINESS: Of Person; of Clothes, of Behavior; of Speech.
THRIFT: Respect for Property; Care of Books; Furniture and Building; Care of Own Property; Consideration for the Property of Others; Recognition of the Value of Time.

Signature [unsigned]

[cox_e_0023.jpg] PMSS tuition & book rental bill with carbon copy of typewritten entries for “Eula Gray Cox.” Dated January 15, 1929.

[cox_e_0024.jpg] PMSS tuition, entrance fee, & book rental bill with carbon copy of typewritten entries for “Eula Gray Cox.” Dated January 31, 1931.

[cox_e_0025.jpg] PMSS tuition bill with carbon copy of typewritten entries for “Eula Gray Cox.” Dated March 1, 1931.

[cox_e_0026.jpg] PMSS tuition bill with carbon copy of typewritten entries for “Eula Gray Cox.” Dated April 1, 1931.

[cox_e_0027.jpg] Carbon copy of typewritten letter.

May 19, 1931

My dear Mrs. Cox:
Eula has handed in her card to come to school next year. Of course, we cannot consider her application, at least until she makes some explanation to me of the way she left school. I have seen her on the grounds several times, but she has never come near me. Perhaps you will come up and talk to me some time if you really want her to be in school next year.
Sincerely yours,
[unsigned, from Evelyn K. Wells]
Acting Director

[cox_e_0028.jpg] Carbon copy of typewritten letter.

September 24, 1931

Mr. L.C. Cox
Pine Mountain
Harlan County
Kentucky

My dear Mr. Cox:
Our nurse, upon examining your daughter, Eula Gray, discovered that she had defective tonsils. It may be necessary, although we are not sure, to have them removed. In case the doctor advises such, and will do it free of charge, will you give your permission to have it done? If so, please sign below and send this letter back to us.
Sincerely,
[unsigned, from Glyn Morris]
Director

I hereby give permission for my daughter, Eula Gray Cox, to have tonsils removed if the doctor finds it necessary.
Signed______________[unsigned]
(Parent or guardian sign here)
Date________________[n.d.]

[cox_e_0029.jpg] Handwritten letter, n.d.

Pine Mountain, Ky.

Mr. [Glyn] Morris,
I have signed this slip for Eula and I wish you would look at her feet. They are so sore and all swelled around her ankles. I think the nurse ought to do something for them. But she tells Eula they will get all right, but that worries me when they get all swelled up.

And I owe $8.50 for Eula’s tuition for Sept and October and $2.30 for sewing and $.50 book rent. I tried to get to see you about it but I never could and I wanted to tell you I would pay it up next week about Thursday or Friday.
Very respect (sic),
Delora Cox

[cox_e_0032.jpg] PMSS tuition bill with carbon copy of typewritten entries for “Eula Gray Cox.” Dated November 23, 1931.

[cox_e_0030.jpg] PMSS tuition & book rental bill with carbon copy of typewritten entries for “Eula Gray Cox.” dated Feb. 15, 1932.

[cox_e_0031.jpg] PMSS tuition bill with carbon copy of typewritten entries for “Eula Gray”. Dated Apr. 21, 1932.


See also:

EULA GRAY & BILLY COX Biography

ANNA BELLE COX Biography 
ANNA BELLE COX CORRESPONDENCE