Laura M. Cox

22 November 1905–1 May 1980 (Age 74)
Evergreen Cemetery, Erwin, Unicoi, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Laura M.

When Laura M. Cox was born on 22 November 1905, her father, William Jason Cox, was 40 and her mother, Elizabeth "Lizzy" Gillis, was 32. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with George Elisha Rice. She lived in Johnson, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Civil District 7, Unicoi, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 1 May 1980, at the age of 74, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Erwin, Unicoi, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Elisha Rice
Laura M. Cox
Donald Rice
Esther Mae Rice

Spouse and Children

    George Elisha Rice





    Donald Rice


    Esther Mae Rice


Parents and Siblings

    William Jason Cox


    Elizabeth "Lizzy" Gillis




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lura Rice in household of George Rice, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Laura Cox in household of William J Cox, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura Rice in entry for George E Rice, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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