Virginia Frances Rose Cox, Actress b. Chicago 1925

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Hi, I'm trying to trace Virginia Cox (Virginia Frances Rose Cox), born in Chicago, Illinois in 1925.

Virginia's mother was born Ellen Kavanagh in Waterford, Ireland but this was seemingly changed by a clerk on entry to the USA. It has a couple of variations: Cavanaugh and Kavanaugh while there is also an error in one record, with her birth place listed as Waleford instead of Waterford. Ellen mostly appears on documents using the Nellie, but her family in Ireland knew her as Ellen.

Virginia's father was an Oval Cox, who died circa 1926. He was a serviceman in the US Navy and was from West Virginia (is this the reference to Virginia in her name??) There is a record on file of Ellen applying for a headstone from the service.

There was another child from this marriage born the previous year, but he died after just a couple of months - Richard Christopher Cox

Virginia Cox was an actress and must have went to California when she was young. There is a Virginia Cox listed as a lodger at the age of 14 in Longbeach on the 1940 US Census, who was originally from Chicago. I think this is the same person.

As for the movies, it looks like she only appeared in one - Brothers in the Saddle, in 1949.

Virginia Cox visited Ireland in the early 1950's and stayed with family. She left a photo of herself in cowboy gear which is still in the family. It is known that she got married some time after that, but there is not much further  information to go on.

I would like to know if she is still alive. Cousins in Ireland would love to hear from her. There is reason to believe that she got married. Was this in California? Did she adopt her husband's last name? Did she have children?

From what I can see, Virginia is tracked to California as of 1940 and is almost certainly still there as of 1949 when she made a Western. It is after this that the trail ends. She may have left California. Don't know.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
asked in Genealogy Help by Anonymous Kearns G2G Rookie (290 points)
edited by Anonymous Kearns
Hi. I just saw the movie that Virginia Cox was in. Did you ever find out any more about her life after 1949? Very pretty lady.
Thanks for your answer. I found out nothing since. Nobody has contacted me. It seems strange that she disappeared without anybody knowing what happened to her.

Best Regards

1 Answer

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Virginia Alice Cox
Mother
Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947
birth:        Chicago, Illinois    
spouse:    Robert Harold Kaeding
child:    Kaeding        

Virginia Cox
Mother
Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947
birth:        Chicago, Illinois    
spouse:    Robert Keading
child:    Babe Boy Keading        

Virginia Cox
United States Public Records, 1970-2009
birth:    4 July 1929    
residence:    from 1 January 1997 to 1 April 1997    Chicago, Illinois, United States            

Virginia Cox
Boarder
United States Census, 1940
birth:    1926    Illinois
residence:    1940    Councilmanic District 2, Long Beach, Long Beach Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States    
other:    Colman Naughton, Margaret Naughton, Jack Naughton, Gerald Naughton, James Naughton, Rizy Lynn        

Virginia Koch
New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957
birth:    1925    Chicago Ill
immigration:    1934    New York, New York, United States            

Virginia Koch
New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957
birth:    1923    Chicago Ill
immigration:    1939    New York, New York, United States            

Virginia Cox
New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957
birth:    1927    USA
immigration:    1946    New York City, New York, United States            

Virginia A Cox
California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953
birth:    1923    United States
immigration:    1952    San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States            

Virginia Alice Cox
Mother
Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947
spouse:    Robert Harold Kaeding
child:    Baby Kaeding        

Virginia R Cox
United States Public Records, 1970-2009
residence:    1 June 1991    Chicago, Illinois, United States            

Virginia Cox
United States Public Records, 1970-2009
residence:    1 October 1993    Chicago, Illinois, United States            

Virginia A Cox
United States Public Records, 1970-2009
residence:    1 January 1997    Chicago, Illinois, United States            

Virginia Cox
Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994
spouse:    William Hill
other:    William Hill, Bertha Packnett, Patricia Mufwene        

Virginia Cox
Mother
Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994
spouse:    Robert Aulwurm
child:    Boy #2 Aulwurm
other:    Shirley Scesney        

Virginia Cox
Mother
Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994
spouse:    Robert Aulwurm
child:    Boy #1 Aulwurm
other:    Shirley Scesney        

Virginia Cox
Mother
Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994
spouse:    Robert Keading
child:    Keading
other:    M B Howe        

Virginia Cox
Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994
spouse:    James J Cox
other:    William Cox, Eva Newman, Virginia Cox        

Virginia Cox
Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994
spouse:    William Hill
other:    William Hill, Bertha Packnett, Patricia Mufwene        

Virginia S Cox
United States Social Security Death Index
birth:    15 January 1925    
death:    14 July 1989                

Virginia Cox
United States Social Security Death Index
birth:    13 January 1926    
death:    October 1981
answered by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)

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