Esther Philena Cox

29 February 1852–23 February 1919 (Age 66)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Esther Philena

When Esther Philena Cox was born on 29 February 1852, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Frederick Walter Cox Sr, was 40 and her mother, Jemima Losee, was 28. She married Gardner Elisha Snow on 3 January 1870, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Manti Utah Temple, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 23 February 1919, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Manti Cemetery, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gardner Elisha Snow
Esther Philena Cox
Marriage: 3 January 1870
Edna Leona Snow
Esther Lavern Verna Snow
Mary Adelaide Snow
Perry Gardner Snow
Alice Snow
Frederick Warren Snow
Alida Snow
Clifford Horace Snow

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1870Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 5
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 18
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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    Story Highlight

    February 29th, 1852, Ester Philena Cox Birth

    February passed. Walter Cox had promised to return but had been delayed. Jemima’s time had arrived. They needed help. Night came upon them. There was no one to go to but God. Cordelia said, “When it w …

    Sources (44)

    • Esther Snow in household of Jemima Cox, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Esther Cox in entry for Edna Leone Smith Lambert, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Esther Snow in household of Warren Snow, "United States Census, 1870"

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