When Franklin Sanders Cox was born on 5 August 1881, in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, Walter C. Cox, was 28 and his mother, Nancy Irene Sanders, was 24. He married Ella Charlotte Erickson on 18 March 1908, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1917 and Anchorage, Alaska, United States in 1942. He died on 15 December 1970, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States.
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 .