Orville Sutherland Cox

Brief Life History of Orville Sutherland

When Orville Sutherland Cox was born on 12 May 1901, in Orderville, Kane, Utah, United States, his father, Delaun Mills Cox, was 51 and his mother, Susan Brown, was 39. He married Ruth Gertrude Christensen on 14 February 1930, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Shelley Election Precinct 1, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1950. He died on 12 May 1990, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Orville Sutherland Cox
Ruth Gertrude Christensen
Marriage: 14 February 1930
Lucy Gwendolyn Cox
Lawana Ruth Cox
Orville Christensen Cox
Irene Cox
Eunice Ann Cox
Jerry Christensen Cox
Roy Christensen Cox

Sources (57)

  • Orville Cox, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Orville Sutherland Cox, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Orville S Cox, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"

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Name Meaning

English: variant of Cocke and Cook , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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’.

Dutch and Flemish: genitivized patronymic from the personal name Cock, a vernacular short form of Cornelius .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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