Velona Pearl Cox

19 December 1907–24 March 2001 (Age 93)
Payette, Payette, Idaho, United States

The Life of Velona Pearl

When Velona Pearl Cox was born on 19 December 1907, in Payette, Payette, Idaho, United States, her father, Charles Emmett Cox, was 34 and her mother, Ida May Stamey, was 27. She married Ray Jensen on 27 July 1937, in Clark, Washington, United States. She lived in Aurora, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1982 and Portland, Washington, Oregon, United States for about 3 years. She died on 24 March 2001, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 93.

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Ray Jensen
Velona Pearl Cox
Marriage: 27 July 1937

Spouse and Children

27 July 1937
Clark, Washington, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Lilian C Cox


    Vera Cox




World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1910 · Women Gain the Right to Vote in Washington

Age 3

On November 8, 1910, Washington became the first state to allow women to vote. This event would lead to the long battle by women in all the states to fight for the right to vote. This would happen 10 years later.

Age 25

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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)

  • Velma P Cox in household of Charles E Cox, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Velona Cox in household of Charles E Cox, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Velona Jensen in household of Ray Jensen, "United States Census, 1940"

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