John A. Cox

Male1825–9 May 1908

Brief Life History 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 Orinda Diana 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
Orinda Diana Norman
Marriage: 17 September 1885
Effie May Cox

Sources (6)

  • John A Cox, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John A Cox, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • John A. Cox, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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  • Marriage
    17 September 1885Calhoun, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (6)

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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

    English: variant of Cocke and Cook , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    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’.

    Dutch and Flemish: genitivized patronymic from the personal name Cock, a vernacular short form of Cornelius .

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

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