Odessa Cox

Female3 March 1906–14 December 2001

Brief Life History of Odessa

When Odessa Cox was born on 3 March 1906, in Canton, Cherokee, Georgia, United States, her father, Samuel Marion Cox, was 28 and her mother, Mary Isa Cline, was 25. She married Rev Durward Belmont Alderman on 3 September 1939, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States. She lived in North Carolina, United States in 1985 and Sherrills Ford, Catawba, North Carolina, United States in 1985. She died on 14 December 2001, in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in North Carolina, United States.

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Rev Durward Belmont Alderman
Odessa Cox
Marriage: 3 September 1939

Sources (16)

  • Odessa Alderman in household of D Belmont Alderman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Odessa Cox, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Odessa Bell Alderman in entry for Durward Belmont Alderman, "Georgia World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 September 1939Rhea, Tennessee, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1918 · Fort Bragg Established

    Age 12

    Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

    1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

    Age 16

    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.


    Age 25

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    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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