Ima Estell Barnes

23 January 1902–15 October 1969 (Age 67)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Ima Estell

When Ima Estell Barnes was born on 23 January 1902, in Georgia, United States, her father, Henry Marquis Barnes, was 32 and her mother, Ada Perdue Benford, was 23. She married Hobart Thomas Cox in 1922. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Kilgore, Gregg, Texas, United States in 1935 and El Dorado Township, Union, Arkansas, United States in 1940. She died on 15 October 1969, in Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, United States.

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Hobart Thomas Cox
Ima Estell Barnes
Marriage: 1922
Hobart Eugene Cox

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    Hobart Eugene Cox


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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 4

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.

Age 18

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ima Barnes in household of H M Barnes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ima Cox in household of Hobert Cox, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ima Cox in household of H T Cox, "United States Census, 1940"

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