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
1876–1948
Cora Ellen Cox
1875–1953
Marriage: 17 October 1900
Ralph Everett Wertz Jr
1903–1965
Roger E Wertz
1904–
Donley Cole Wertz Sr
1907–1966
Dr Royal Francis Wertz Sr
1911–1979

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 October 1900
Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    John Rench Cox

    Male1832–1902Male

    Charlotte Redmon

    Female1845–1932Female

siblings

(5)

    Bette L Cox

    Female1867–Female

    John W Cox

    Male1870–1913Male

    Female1875–1953Female

    Charles F Cox

    Male1879–Male

    Edward M Cox

    Male1883–Male

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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