Viola Jane Cox

28 October 1851–20 November 1893 (Age 42)
Rensselaer, Marion Township, Jasper, Indiana, United States

The Life of Viola Jane

When Viola Jane Cox was born on 28 October 1851, in Rensselaer, Marion Township, Jasper, Indiana, United States, her father, Jenkins Stewart Cox, was 30 and her mother, Eliza Ann Ruble, was 30. She married James Dugan Babcock on 7 December 1871, in Rensselaer, Marion Township, Jasper, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 20 November 1893, in Marion Township, Jasper, Indiana, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Weston Cemetery, Rensselaer, Marion Township, Jasper, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Dugan Babcock
1848–1927
Viola Jane Cox
1851–1893
Marriage: 7 December 1871
Charles Elmer Babcock
1873–1935
May Babcock
1875–1962
George K. Babcock
1876–1917
Homer Babcock
1879–1989
Gertrude Anna Babcock
1880–1969
Elizabeth Jane Babcock
1885–1971
Thomas John Babcock
1888–1931
Ruby Virginia Babcock
1891–1983
Frank Everette Babcock
1893–1947

Spouse and Children

    James Dugan Babcock

    Male1848–1927Male

    Female1851–1893Female

MARRIAGE
7 December 1871
Rensselaer, Marion Township, Jasper, Indiana, United States
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jenkins Stewart Cox

    Male1821–1889Male

    Eliza Ann Ruble

    Female1821–1899Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 5

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
1863

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 12

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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)

  • Vola J Cox in household of Jenkins S Cox, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Viola J Cox in household of Jenkins S Cox, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Viola Babcock in household of James Babcock, "United States Census, 1880"

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