Martha Ellen Cox

Brief Life History of Martha Ellen

When Martha Ellen Cox was born on 12 November 1886, in Carroll, Virginia, United States, her father, Waller Staples "Walter" Cox, was 30 and her mother, Lucy Collier, was 29. She married William Floyd Webb on 21 September 1904, in Carroll, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Laurel Fork, Carroll, Virginia, United States in 1930 and Laurel Fork District, Carroll, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 21 March 1949, in Carroll, Virginia, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Webb Cemetery, Carroll, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Floyd Webb
1882–1957
Martha Ellen Cox
1886–1949
Marriage: 21 September 1904
Sherley Webb
1905–1976
Marvin Webb
1907–1909
Conner Webb
1908–1977
Elmer Webb
1911–1994
Berlin Webb
1913–1992
Meryil Webb
1914–
Margie Webb
1914–1974

Sources (22)

  • Martha E Webb in household of William F Webb, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Martha E Cox, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Martha E. Cox, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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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