L. H. Cox

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Levitt Howard Cox 22 January 1868 – 27 June 1950


Two members of the San Francisco Bicycle Club, Gus Mayer and Levitt H. Cox, enjoyed a delightful picturesque ride to San Mateo by way of Crystal Springs. The roads were quite rough, but nevertheless the riders managed to pull through after a tedious ride of three hours. The homeward trip was made in two hours.

The Wheelmen. - San Francisco Chronicle, 25 May 1891

The San Francisco Bicycle Club had a club run to Redwood City yesterday which was attended by a large number of the members. Prominent among those present were: Lieutenant Cox, who had charge of the run; Messrs Scovern and Twitchell, the celebrated pacemakers; Cobden, the sylph; Clark, the falcon; Bernard, the searcher, and Chrissensen, the heavyweight. The start was a late one, and the pace being one of genuine comfort, Redwood City was not reached until noon.

CHAT ABOUT THE CYCLE. - Organization and Growth of the Pacific Road Club. - The San Francisco Call, 27 Jun 1892

Frank L. Hunter, the first lieutenant of the wheelmen, is satisfied to devote his energies almost exclusively to cycling, considering it the greatest of all sport. W. H. Haley, the second lieutenant, is perhaps the speediest rider in the club, and bids fair to develop into a great racing man. Lewis C. Hunter, the secretary of the wheelmen, is also secretary-treasurer of the California Associated Cycling Clubs, to which position he was elected at the meeting of the board of governors of the associated clubs held in this city on the 7th inst. Martin Espinosa, Edward Stack, J. A. R. Johnson, J. H. Ballin, O. A. Weihe, J. H. Dieckman Jr., F. L. Fuller, O. B. Burns, L. B. Thomas, H. C. Massie, L. H. Cox, W. R. Lovegrove, L. D. Owens, J. L. Fagothey, G. H. Stratton, S. G. Scovern, H. C. Hahn, H. S. Russ, N. A. Robinson, J. M. Rogers, Henry Rogers, Harry Gibbs, J. W. Mullen, W. P. Fuller, T. C. Mastelller, Frank Twichell, Cress Unger and H. H. White are some of the prominent and active members of the wheelmen. Director J. R. McElroy is the presiding officer of the wheelmen, and represents them in the board of directors of the Olympic Club.

OLYMPIC CYCLISTS. Young Men Who Will Boom Wheeling. Some Reminiscences of the Sport. - Sat, Oct 14, 1893 - Page 10 - San Francisco Chronicle

The Olympic Club Wheelmen are confident of a strong relay team, having the choice of selecting from the following speedy riders: Messrs. R. L. Long, Hobson, Lemon, Cox, Fuller, Nauman, Gunn, Beckett, Coulter, Christ, Foster, Haley, Bernhard and Leavitt.

AMONG THE WHEELMEN - J. B. Carey Rides the First Century. - The Question of Race Meet Dates. - San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Jan 1895

Last Sunday a very pleasant and enjoyable trip on the wheel was enjoyed by B. H. White, L. D. Owens, B. T. Edwards, L. H. Cox, Milton Unger, Eugene Unger and C. Adams, which was in the form of a reunion of old members who were active in the management of the old San Francisco Bicycle Club. The run was to Larkspur.

CYCLERS IN TRAINING - San Francisco Chronicle, 25 May 1895

A party, consisting of B. T. Edwards and L. H. Cox and H. H. White and S. G. Scovern, mounted on tandems, will leave this afternoon for a tandem trip to Newark, enjoying the hospitalities of the Etna Shooting Club, and in the morning riding over to enjoy the picnic at Niles.

AMONG THE WHEELMEN - San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Jun 1895