Lera Mae Cox

8 October 1897–5 January 1964 (Age 66)
Reform, Pickens, Alabama, United States

The Life of Lera Mae

When Lera Mae Cox was born on 8 October 1897, in Reform, Pickens, Alabama, United States, her father, James Robert Cox, was 30 and her mother, Maud Lee Branch, was 24. She lived in Election Precinct 3 Vail, Pickens, Alabama, United States for about 10 years and Beat 3, Lowndes, Mississippi, United States in 1930. She died on 5 January 1964, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Bethlehem Church Cemetery, Reform, Pickens, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Robert Cox
Maud Lee Branch
William Ward Cox
Louie Cox
Lera Mae Cox
Nellie Gray Cox
Dora Lee Cox
James Thomas Cox
Fannye Maude Cox
Willie Bob Cox
Hattie Eugenia "Jean" Cox
William Clyde Cox

Parents and Siblings

    James Robert Cox


    Maud Lee Branch





    Louie Cox



    Nellie Gray Cox


    Dora Lee Cox


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 10

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Lera M Cox in household of James T Cox, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lera M Cox in household of James M Cox, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lera M Cox in household of James R Cox, "United States Census, 1910"

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