Cora Ellen Cox

27 September 1875–5 October 1953 (Age 78)
Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Cora Ellen

When Cora Ellen Cox was born on 27 September 1875, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, her father, John Rench Cox, was 43 and her mother, Charlotte Redmon, was 30. She married Ralph Everett Wertz Sr on 17 October 1900, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Sioux, Nebraska, United States in 1910 and Denver, Colorado, United States in 1920. She died on 5 October 1953, at the age of 78, and was buried in Amarillo, Randall, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Everett Wertz Sr
Cora Ellen Cox
Marriage: 17 October 1900
Ralph Everett Wertz Jr
Roger E Wertz
Donley Cole Wertz Sr
Dr Royal Francis Wertz Sr

Spouse and Children

17 October 1900
Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Rench Cox


    Charlotte Redmon




    Bette L Cox


    John W Cox



    Charles F Cox


    Edward M Cox


World Events (8)

1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 1

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1876 · Colorado becomes a State

Age 1

On Aug 1, 1876, The United States Congress passed an act making the Territory of Colorado the 38th state.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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)

  • Cora C Wertz in household of Ralph E Wertz, "United States Census, 1910"
  • C E Cox in household of J R Cox, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Cora C Wertz in household of Ralph E Wertz, "United States Census, 1920"

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