Noah Washington Cox

23 July 1895–20 February 1980 (Age 84)
Brinkley, Knott, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Noah Washington

When Noah Washington Cox was born on 23 July 1895, in Brinkley, Knott, Kentucky, United States, his father, William M. Cox, was 24 and his mother, Susanna Stacy, was 29. He married Lurania Eveline Bishop on 16 September 1916, in Quicksand, Breathitt, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 1, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 1, Knott, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 20 February 1980, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Hindman, Knott, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Noah Washington Cox
Lurania Eveline Bishop
Marriage: 16 September 1916
Twin Baby Boys Cox
Bethel Cox
Claude Cherrington Cox
Edythe Irene Cox
Carl Elmo Cox

Spouse and Children

16 September 1916
Quicksand, Breathitt, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William M. Cox





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 5

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 23

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Noah W Cox in household of W M Cox, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Noah W Cox in household of William Cox, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Noah Cox, "United States Census, 1920"

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