Mary Ellen Cox

Female 1871 - 1910


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Mary Ellen Cox was born 25 Aug 1871; died 27 Jul 1910; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.

    Notes:

    This is what I have found I hope you can follow this. I have dated the picture sometime in 1898 and here are my reasons for doing so.
    1. The mystery family in the pictures fits Mary Ellen Cox/Wiles and Isaac Wiles and their children. At this date (1898) they would have been as follows Braxton D. 5yrs born 1893, Louis 3yrs born 1895, William 1yr born 1897 Elizabeth born 1898, John L born 1900, Samuel born 1902, Rhoda born 1905 and Cora born 1907. The second picture of just this family would have included the first 5 children born and have been taken probably around 1901 after John and before Samuel.
    2. The next identifier of the 1898 date would be that Rose's daughters are pictured Naomi and Dorothy. Naomi would have been 1yr and Dorothy 2 yrs at this date. One probably just turned 1 yr and the other ready to turn 3 yr. This also fits.
    3. Next would be the other woman first thought to be Mary Ellen. This I believe is Lucretia. I have found a 1910 census that states that Clement Holmes was living in Ohio with his elderly father Solomon at this date. This would mean that he and Lucretia were not married yet nor would they have been married in 1898 when the picture was taken. So this was her still as a single woman with no children. This also fits the picture.
    4.The last facter would be that my great-gandfather Sampson D. was born in 1889. This would have made him 9yrs in 1898. This also looks to be accurate.

    So conclusion would be that the mystery family portrait would Mary Ellen Cox/ Wiles Isaac Wiles Braxton D., Louis, William, Elizabeth and John L. If you look closely at both pictures you can see that the 2 boys first thought to be possible twins are really not that close in age. Note the hieght difference in the sepia photo. Also I will go so far as to say that the mystery picture of the little girl is Elizabeth Wiles.

    Now I will say that I still believe that the last name here is probably Wiler and not Wiles.
    I have attached the documents that I used to reach this conclusion and you check things for yourself. Got any other mysteries you need throw them at me this was fun!!!

    Samantha Elam, descendant of Dr. BD Cox

    Names from the 1910 Census Clark Co., KY.


    Courier Journal 15 June 1906
    MRS. WILER WANTS DIVORCE
    ALSO $10,000 OF HER HUSBAND'S MONEY.
    Campton, Ky, June 14. - (Special) - Mrs. Isaac Wiler, of this county, this morning filed a suit in the Circuit Court against her husband, Isaac Wiler, for divorce and $10,000 alimony. The plaintiff is the daughter of B. D. Cox, a prominent physician of this city, and the defendant is one of the wealthiest and most prominent merchants of the county. Attachments were issued for the property of the defendant to secure the amount of any judgment for alimony that might be obtained.

    Mary — Isaac Wiles. Isaac was born 14 Jul 1856; died 20 Sept. 1933; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Braxton D. Wiles  Descendancy chart to this point was born abt. 1893.
    2. 3. Lewis N. Wiles  Descendancy chart to this point was born 01 Aug 1894; died 04 Feb 1920; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.
    3. 4. William C. Wiles  Descendancy chart to this point was born abt. 1897.
    4. 5. Elizabeth Wiles  Descendancy chart to this point was born abt. 1898.
    5. 6. John L. Wiles  Descendancy chart to this point was born 11 Mar 1900; died 30 Mar 1971; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.
    6. 7. Samuel F. Wiles  Descendancy chart to this point was born 01 Mar 1902, Wolfe Co., KY.
    7. 8. Rhoda C. Wiles  Descendancy chart to this point was born abt. 1905.
    8. 9. Cora F. Wiles  Descendancy chart to this point was born abt. 1907.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Braxton D. Wiles Descendancy chart to this point (1.Mary1) was born abt. 1893.

    Notes:

    Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000
    Name: Braxton D Wiler
    Death Date: 15 Nov 1963
    Death Place: Clark
    Age: 071
    Residence: Clark
    Volume: 52
    Certificate: 25672



    Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000
    about Brackston 1 Wiler
    Name: Brackston 1 Wiler
    Death Date: 10 May 1926
    Death Place: Clark
    Volume: 25
    Certificate: 12290


  2. 3.  Lewis N. Wiles Descendancy chart to this point (1.Mary1) was born 01 Aug 1894; died 04 Feb 1920; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.

    Notes:

    Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953
    Name: Lewis Wiles (sic Wiler)
    Death Date: 4 Feb 1920
    Death Location: Clark
    Residence Location: Clark
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: White
    Birth Location: Wolfe
    Father's Name: Isaac Wiles
    Father's Birth Location: Kentucky
    Mother's Name: Mary Ellen Cox
    Mother's Birth Location: Wolfe


  3. 4.  William C. Wiles Descendancy chart to this point (1.Mary1) was born abt. 1897.

  4. 5.  Elizabeth Wiles Descendancy chart to this point (1.Mary1) was born abt. 1898.

  5. 6.  John L. Wiles Descendancy chart to this point (1.Mary1) was born 11 Mar 1900; died 30 Mar 1971; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.

  6. 7.  Samuel F. Wiles Descendancy chart to this point (1.Mary1) was born 01 Mar 1902, Wolfe Co., KY.

    Notes:

    Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910
    Name: Samuel F Wiler
    Birth Date: 1 Mar 1902
    Birth County: Wolfe
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Father's Name: Isaac Wiler
    Mother's Name: Mary Ellen Cox
    County of Residence: Wolfe


  7. 8.  Rhoda C. Wiles Descendancy chart to this point (1.Mary1) was born abt. 1905.

  8. 9.  Cora F. Wiles Descendancy chart to this point (1.Mary1) was born abt. 1907.

    Notes:

    May have married a Spencer.

    Not proven that these are her children

    Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999
    Name: Nellie L Spencer
    Date of Birth: 1 Jun 1933
    County: Wolfe
    Mother's Name: Cora Wiler
    Volume Number: 201
    Certificate Number: 93310
    Volume Year: 1958

    Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999
    Name: William I Spencer
    Date of Birth: 26 Sep 1926
    County: Clark
    Mother's Name: Cora Wiler
    Volume Number: 085
    Certificate Number: 42471
    Volume Year: 1926