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Cox, Zina Kunz Hatch Fuit



  • Existence: 1900 - 1995

Biographical History

Zina Kunz Hatch Fuit Cox (1900-1995) was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints author from Idaho and Utah.

She was born Zina Kunz on March 31, 1900 in Bern, Idaho, the youngest of her mother's fourteen children. Her father, Christian Kunz, practiced polygamy, and her mother Caroline Buehler was his second wife. She was a teacher for several years before becoming a newspaper columnist in Shelley, Idaho, and later in life she wrote "The Hills of Bern," her life history.

Zina Kunz married Lenord Hatch in 1932, and together they had two children. He passed away in 1937, and she later married John Fuit in 1943 and had one more child. After his death in 1970, she moved to New Zealand and served in the temple there until 1973. After returning home she met and married Orville Cox in 1975.

Zina Kunz Hatch Fuit Cox died on July 6, 1995 in Shelley, Idaho.

FamilySearch, Feb. 17, 2017 (b. Mar. 31, 1900, Bern, Idaho; d. July 6, 1995, Shelley, Idaho; parents Christian and Caroline Buehler Kunz; newspaper columnist in Shelley, Idaho; wrote "The Hills of Bern"; married to Lenord Hatch 1932-1937; married to John Fuit 1943-1970; married to Orville Cox 1975-1990)

UPB files, Feb. 17 2017 (polygamist family; youngest of fourteen; taught school; served in New Zealand 1970-1973)

The hills of Bern, 197-: t.p. (Zina Kunz Hatch Fuit Cox) cover p. 2 (Zina Kunz)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

The hills of Bern

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329168]
Identifier: MSS SC 2996
Scope and Contents Recounts her early life in Bern, Idaho; missionary service in New York in the Eastern States Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, late 1920s; activities in Logan, Utah; and teaching school in Weber County, Utah. Includes reflections on polygamy. Her mother, Caroline Buehler, was a plural wife of Christian Kunz. Also includes mention of her mission president, B. H. Roberts. Contains information on her siblings and other family members, including her husbands, two...
Dates: approximately 1978

The autobiography of Zina Kunz Hatch Fuit Cox

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232562402]
Identifier: MSS 8967
Content Description

Bound autobiography of Cox, which discusses her early life in a polygamous family in Idaho, her missions to the Eastern States Mission and New Zealand, and her later family life, both as a wife and as a single mother. Most of the events discussed occurred in Idaho and Utah. The autobiography covers her birth in 1900 to about 1978.

Dates: after 1978

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Bern (Idaho) 1
Latter Day Saint missionaries -- New York (State) 1
Latter Day Saint women 1
Logan (Utah) 1
Photocopies 1