Ruth Patricia Cox

21 November 1896–27 February 1986 (Age 89)
Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States

The Life of Ruth Patricia

When Ruth Patricia Cox was born on 21 November 1896, in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States, her father, Enoch Cox, was 22 and her mother, Ada Irene Murphy, was 18. She married Earl Dowling Roberts on 2 May 1916, in Jackson, Missouri, United States. She lived in Blue Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States for about 40 years. She died on 27 February 1986, in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Earl Dowling Roberts
Ruth Patricia Cox
Marriage: 2 May 1916

Spouse and Children

2 May 1916
Jackson, Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Enoch Cox


    Ada Irene Murphy




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 8

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Ruth Roberts in household of Earl D Roberts, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Roberts in household of Earl D Roberts, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Roberts in household of E Cox, "United States Census, 1920"

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