Jessie Cox

30 July 1904–1980 (Age 75)
Greenup, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Jessie

When Jessie Cox was born on 30 July 1904, in Greenup, Kentucky, United States, her father, Dennis L Cox, was 32 and her mother, Laura Elam, was 25. She married Elmer Henry Hamilton on 6 November 1924, in Catlettsburg, Boyd, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Magisterial District 6 Hunnewell, Greenup, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died in 1980, in Mansfield, Richland, Ohio, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Henry Hamilton
Jessie Cox
Marriage: 6 November 1924
Kenneth Wayne Hamilton
William Denver Hamilton

Spouse and Children

6 November 1924
Catlettsburg, Boyd, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Dennis L Cox


    Laura Elam





    Virgil G Cox


    Grace Cox




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 8

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 22

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

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)

  • Jesse Cox in household of Dennis Cox, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jessie Cox in entry for Kenneth Hamilton and Dorothy Bays, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Jessie Cox in entry for William Hamilton and Maxine Garacke, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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