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(ˈkɒk si)

Jacob Sechler, 1854–1951, U.S. political reformer: led unemployed marchers (Cox′ey's ar′my) to petition Congress 1894.
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So we'll have to take young Coxey with us, we are a bit threadbare at the minute."
SPURSTOW: Mr and Mrs Parr, Coxey Green Farm, Bathwood Lane have put forward a two-storey extension and alterations to the house, a new driveway to the present entrance and a new car port.
Orange (Dumfries to Rockcliffe): 43 Roger Lever, photography; 44 Christine Hester Smith, ceramics; 45 Wendy Kershaw, ceramics; 46 Philippa Sinclair, painting; 47 John Threlfall, painting; 48 Catherine Coulson, painting; 49 Ailsa Black, painting; 50 Val Macadam, illustration; 51 Archie McCall, ceramics; 52 Michael Pell, jewellery; 53 David Rae, painting; 54 Fraser Irvine, painting; 55 Luke Fitch, painter; 56 Shona Guthrie, jewellery; 57 Steven Burnie, painting; 58 William Spurway, painting; 59 Christopher Taylor, ceramics; 60 Alison Fair Bixler, textiles; 61 Kyna Hodges, photography; 62 Andrew Adair, ceramics; 63 Annie Coxey, painting; 64 Emma Visca, painting; 65 Helen Acklam, painting.
In 1894, he joined Coxey's Army, a protest group that marched on Washington, demanding work for the unemployed.
Coxeyism refers to the activities of radical Ohio businessman Jacob Coxey. Many of the populist reforms encouraged by Coxey were adopted in the New Deal of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
More than 40 volunteers, including Yamaha employees, their friends and family members, contributed over 200 hours to help restore and rehabilitate misused and neglected areas of Coxey Meadow, a busy family recreation area enjoyed by thousands of outdoor enthusiasts each year.
Coxey began leading an ''army'' of unemployed from Massillon, Ohio, to Washington, D.C., to demand help from the federal government.
Like Jacob Coxey's army of the unemployed in 1894, the ragtag group sets off for Emerald City (Washington) to demand relief from the Wizard, who in Littlefield's theory represented the American president.
Think of the occupation of 1894 in Washington, D.C., when Jacob Coxey and his 600-strong Army of the Commonwealth of Christ descended on the Capitol demanding help from the government for the jobless, only to be arrested, assaulted, dispersed; and the occupation of the Bonus Army in 1932, again in Washington, whose 20,000 men in tents, seeking a promised bonus for serving in World War I, were scattered with tear gas on orders from President Herbert Hoover.
The authors thank Shane Thomas, Robert Rapp, Stephen Coxey, Kevin Jacobs, Harold Kinzer, Gina Castle, Melissa Emmett, and Jennifer Peeples for their assistance with this project.