Hannah Melissa Cox

19 December 1852–10 June 1923 (Age 70)
Richland Township, Adair, Iowa, United States

The Life of Hannah Melissa

When Hannah Melissa Cox was born on 19 December 1852, in Richland Township, Adair, Iowa, United States, her father, P Isaac Cox, was 34 and her mother, Rachel Isobel Kivett, was 23. She married Jordan Linzy Wise on 16 February 1875. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Kansas, United States in 1870 and Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States for about 40 years. She died on 10 June 1923, in Neosho, Kansas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Le Roy, Coffey, Kansas, United States.

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Jordan Linzy Wise
Hannah Melissa Cox
Marriage: 16 February 1875
John Clark Wise
Joseph Singleton Wise
Jordan Isaac Wise
Laura Elizabeth Wise

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    Jordan Linzy Wise



16 February 1875


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World Events (8)


Age 9

Kansas is the 34th state

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 20

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • Hannah M Wise, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Hanna M Wise, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Hannah M Wise, "United States Census, 1920"

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