John A Cox

1825–9 May 1908 (Age 83)
Greene, Ohio, United States

The Life of John A

When John A Cox was born in 1825, in Greene, Ohio, United States, his father, Isaac B. Cox, Jr., was 33 and his mother, Nancy Coburn, was 31. He married Dianna Norman on 17 September 1885, in Calhoun, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 9 May 1908, in Letter Gap Post Office, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 83.

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John A Cox
Dianna Norman
Marriage: 17 September 1885
Effie May Cox

Spouse and Children


    Dianna Norman


17 September 1885
Calhoun, West Virginia, United States


    Effie May Cox


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 11

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 35

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Cocke in any the senses described + the suffix -s denoting ‘son of’ or ‘servant of’.2 Irish (Ulster): mistranslation of Mac Con Coille (‘son of Cú Choille’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’), as if formed with coileach ‘cock’, ‘rooster’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John A Cox, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John A. Cox, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"
  • John Cox in entry for Effie M. Province, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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