Ethel M. Cox

Ontario, Canada

The Life of Ethel M.

When Ethel M. Cox was born in 1878, in Ontario, Canada, her father, James Cox, was 41 and her mother, Emily McKelvey, was 32. She married Charles Douglas Smith Matthews on 27 July 1898, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. She lived in Blenheim, Harwich, Kent, Ontario, Canada in 1881 and Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1900.

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Charles Douglas Smith Matthews
Ethel M. Cox
Marriage: 27 July 1898

Spouse and Children

27 July 1898
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Cox


    Emily McKelvey




    James Cox


    George Cox


    Arthur Leonard Cox



    George Vernon Cox


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 5

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 31

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Ethel Cox in household of James Cox, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Ethel M Matthews in household of Charles S Matthews, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ethel M. Cox, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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