Gabriel Wood "Gale" "Gabe" Cox

29 September 1846–30 November 1937 (Age 91)
Estatoe, Mitchell, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Gabriel Wood "Gale" "Gabe"

When Gabriel Wood "Gale" "Gabe" Cox was born on 29 September 1846, in Estatoe, Mitchell, North Carolina, United States, his father, Isaac Cox, was 58 and his mother, Rachel Abigail English, was 34. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Margaret Elizabeth Simmons. He lived in Grassy Creek, Mitchell, North Carolina, United States for about 30 years and Salem Township, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 November 1937, in Lamartine, Salem Township, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Richland, Dean Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Gabriel Wood "Gale" "Gabe" Cox
Margaret Elizabeth Simmons
Dorminda Ella Cox
Elliott Elwood Cox
Dom D Cox
Florence Cox

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World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 7

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 24

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Gabriel Cox in household of Rachel Cox, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Gabriel W Cox in household of Joseph L Edge, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gabriel W Cox, "United States Census, 1920"

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