Joseph Austin Cox

4 February 1874–26 November 1935 (Age 61)
Hinds, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Joseph Austin

When Joseph Austin Cox was born on 4 February 1874, in Hinds, Mississippi, United States, his father, George W Cox, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Callender, was 31. He married Edith Pearl Haley on 28 November 1899, in Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Crystal Springs, Copiah, Mississippi, United States in 1920 and Beat 5, Copiah, Mississippi, United States in 1930. He died on 26 November 1935, in Copiah, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Copiah, Mississippi, United States.

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Joseph Austin Cox
Edith Pearl Haley
Marriage: 28 November 1899
Bessie Cox
Ida Cox
Bamber Haley Cox

Spouse and Children

28 November 1899
Mississippi, United States


    Bessie Cox


    Ida Cox


    Bamber Haley Cox


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 3

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Joe A Cox in household of Auston Cox, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joe Cox, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph A Cox, "United States Census, 1920"

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