Mary Keziah Cox

22 December 1859–1941 (Age 81)
Adams, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary Keziah

When Mary Keziah Cox was born on 22 December 1859, in Adams, Ohio, United States, her father, Andrew Reed Cox, was 37 and her mother, Barbara Jean Deal, was 31. She married Scott Holmes McGovney on 19 December 1877, in Adams, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Green Township, Adams, Ohio, United States for about 40 years and Rome, Adams, Ohio, United States in 1941. She died in 1941, at the age of 82.

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Scott Holmes McGovney
Mary Keziah Cox
Marriage: 19 December 1877
Alexander Holmes McGovney
Albertine McGovney
Anna Maude McGovney
William Scott McGovney
Mary Alice Mcgovney
Cary Sheridan McGovney

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19 December 1877
Adams, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 1

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.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 8

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Mary Cox in household of Andrew R Cox, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary K Mcgoveney in household of Scott Mcgoveney, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary K Mc Govney in household of Scott Mc Govney, "United States Census, 1900"

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