Hannah Melissa Cox

Brief Life History of Hannah Melissa

When Hannah Melissa Cox was born on 19 December 1852, in Richland Township, Adair, Iowa, United States, her father, Isaac Cox, was 35 and her mother, Rachel Isobel Kivett, was 23. She married Jordan Linzy Wise on 16 February 1875, in Coffey, Kansas, United States. 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 50 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

Sources (16)

  • H M Cox, "United States Census, 1860"
  • HANNAH M. COX, "Kansas, Marriages, 1811-1911"
  • Hannah Melissa Cox Wise, "Find A Grave Index"

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Historical Boundaries: 1855: Coffey, Kansas Territory, United States 1861: Coffey, Kansas, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1872 · The First National Park

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

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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