Nannie Bell

22 March 1877–17 May 1969 (Age 92)
Coxville, Crockett, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Nannie

When Nannie Bell was born on 22 March 1877, in Coxville, Crockett, Tennessee, United States, her father, William M Bell, was 38 and her mother, Mary Jane James, was 33. She married James Carl Cox on 25 July 1897, in Crockett, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Crockett, Tennessee, United States for about 5 years and Civil District 4, Crockett, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 17 May 1969, in Humboldt, Gibson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Coxville, Crockett, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Carl Cox
Nannie Bell
Marriage: 25 July 1897
Miss Cox
Mary Thelma Cox
Minnie Beatrice Cox
Roy Cox
Audrey Blanche Cox
Mattie Lou Cox
Reggie Dean Cox
Moses Frank Cox
Robert Carl Cox
Opal Mai Cox

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 July 1897Crockett, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic
    Age 1
    When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 4
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 24
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern) and Scottish (Lowlands): from the Middle English personal name Bell. As a man's name this is from Old French beu, bel ‘handsome’, which was also used as a nickname. As a female name it represents a short form of Isabel .English (northern) and Scottish (Lowlands): from Middle English belle ‘bell’ (Old English belle), in various applications; most probably a metonymic occupational name for a bell ringer or bell maker, or a topographic name for someone living ‘at the bell’ (as attested by 14th-century forms such as John atte Belle). This indicates either residence by an actual bell (e.g. a town's bell in a bell tower, centrally placed to summon meetings, sound the alarm, etc.) or ‘at the sign of the bell’, i.e. a house or inn sign (although surnames derived from house and inn signs are rare in Scots and English).English: from Middle English bel ‘fair, fine, good’ (Old French bel ‘beautiful, fair’). See also Beal 1.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Nannie Cox in entry for Reggie Dean Cox, "Tennessee, Birth Records (ER Series), 1908-1912"
    • Nancy M Bell in household of William Bell, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Nannie Bell, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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