Jimmy Ray Cox

Male23 August 1940–21 April 1999

Brief Life History of Jimmy Ray

When Jimmy Ray Cox was born on 23 August 1940, in Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Walter Ernest Cox, was 20 and his mother, Georgia Maxine Jackson, was 19. He married Elenore Alberta Motland on 5 June 1963, in Carson City, Nevada, United States. He died on 21 April 1999, in Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 58.

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Jimmy Ray Cox
Elenore Alberta Motland
Marriage: 5 June 1963

Sources (4)

  • Jimmie R Cox, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Jimmy Ray Cox, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jimmy R Cox, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 June 1963Carson City, Nevada, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

    Age 1

    Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 

    1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

    Age 16

    With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Cocke and Cook , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    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’.

    Dutch and Flemish: genitivized patronymic from the personal name Cock, a vernacular short form of Cornelius .

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

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