Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     WALTER C. COX, M. D., stands at the head of a large and increasing practice in Douglas county.  He is located at Hartline where he has been actively engaged in his profession since 1902.  His skill, erudition and integrity have placed him in the front ranks of professional men in this part of the state.
     Walter C. Cox was born in Montgomery county, Missouri, on June 16, 1868, being the son of Milton and Mickey (Helms) Cox, natives of Missouri.  The father was a judge in Montgomery county for eight years, was prominent in the county affairs and was a soldier in the late war.  After completing a course in the state University of Columbia, our subject entered the Marion Sims school of medicine in St. Louis.  In due time he graduated from this institution with especially high honors, being leader of his class.  Following that, he took a post graduate course in the Chicago Post Graduate Medical College and received an excellent diploma from that also.  He began the practice of medicine in Shamrock, Missouri, in 1892, where he remained for ten years.  Then he came west and settled at Hartline and opened an office where he has been busily engaged since.  Dr. Cox has the confidence of the people throughout the country and is well known in the profession as a man of skill.  He has four brothers and one sister, James A., William H., John, Samuel S., and Mrs. Lucretia M. Jones.
     At Middleton, Missouri, on October 15, 1892, Dr. Cox married Miss Lena M., daughter of Lucien and Anna Savage, natives of Missouri.  Mrs. Cox was born in Lincoln county, Missouri, on September 20, 1870.  She has two sisters, Bell and Maude.  To Mr. and Mrs. Cox, the following children have been born: William A., on July 18, 1893; Anna M., on Janary 10, 1896; Lucien M., on April 10, 1899 and Champ C., in Hartline, on March 5, 1903.
     The doctor is a member of the A. F. & A. M., the I. O. O. F., and the M. W. A.