Martha Ruth Cox

6 January 1921–20 June 1996 (Age 75)
Webster, Georgia, United States

The Life of Martha Ruth

When Martha Ruth Cox was born on 6 January 1921, in Webster, Georgia, United States, her father, Thomas Matthew Cox, was 38 and her mother, Laura Emma Fullbright, was 19. She lived in Americus, Sumter, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died on 20 June 1996, in Albany, Dougherty, Georgia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Americus, Sumter, Georgia, United States.

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Thomas Matthew Cox
Laura Emma Fullbright
Sallie Mae Cox
Martha Ruth Cox
Lorena Louise Cox

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Matthew Cox


    Laura Emma Fullbright




World Events (8)

1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 1

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Age 20

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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