Martha Ellen Cox

Female12 November 1886–21 March 1949

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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William Floyd Webb
Martha Ellen Cox
Marriage: 21 September 1904
Sherley Webb
Marvin Webb
Conner Webb
Elmer Webb
Berlin Webb
Meryil Webb
Margie Webb

Sources (21)

  • Martha E Cox, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Martha E Webb in household of William F Webb, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Martha E Cox in entry for Sherley Webb and Josephine Gregory, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 September 1904Carroll, Virginia, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 4

    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

    Age 8

    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

    Age 17

    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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