John Caleb Coxey

28 March 1893–9 October 1964 (Age 71)
Bessemer, Gogebic, Michigan, United States

The Life of John Caleb

When John Caleb Coxey was born on 28 March 1893, in Bessemer, Gogebic, Michigan, United States, his father, Caleb Jackson Coxey, was 30 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Ernst, was 26. He married Lillian Banfield Cox on 17 June 1920, in Ironwood, Gogebic, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Carey, Iron, Wisconsin, United States in 1910 and Wisconsin, United States in 1950. He died on 9 October 1964, in Hurley, Iron, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Ironwood, Gogebic, Michigan, United States.

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John Caleb Coxey
Lillian Banfield Cox
Marriage: 17 June 1920
Creighton L Coxey
Val Gene Edwin Coxey
Mildred M Coxey
Joyce Coxey
Joy Ruth Coxey
John Coxey

Spouse and Children

17 June 1920
Ironwood, Gogebic, Michigan, United States


    Creighton L Coxey



    Mildred M Coxey


    Joyce Coxey


    Joy Ruth Coxey


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 10

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of Cox .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Coxey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Coxey in household of Caleb J Coxey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Coxey in household of Calif J Coxey, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"

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