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.
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 .