Charity Anna Fox

22 February 1832–1897 (Age 64)
Grantham, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Charity Anna

When Charity Anna Fox was born on 22 February 1832, in Grantham, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Samuel S. Fox, was 35 and her mother, Dorothy N Bullock, was 26. She had at least 5 sons and 4 daughters with Amasa MC Smith. She lived in Saint James, Watonwan, Minnesota, United States in 1875 and Waverly Township, Martin, Minnesota, United States in 1880. She died in 1897, in St. James Township, Watonwan, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in St. James, Watonwan, Minnesota, United States.

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Amasa MC Smith
Charity Anna Fox
Viola Smith
Rev. Amasa Jay Smith
Luella Audentia Smith
Addie Cordelia Smith
Etta May Smith
Ernest Leroy Smith
William Arthur Smith
Avery Charles Smith
Arthur Herbert “Archie” Smith

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    Viola Smith


    Rev. Amasa Jay Smith


    Luella Audentia Smith



    Etta May Smith


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World Events (8)

1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 1

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 26

Minnesota is the 32nd state.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from the animal, Middle English, Old English fox. It may have denoted a cunning individual or been given to someone with red hair or for some other anecdotal reason. This relatively common and readily understood surname seems to have absorbed some early examples of less transparent surnames derived from the Germanic personal names mentioned at Faulks and Foulks .2 Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an tSionnaigh ‘son of the fox’ ( see Tinney ).3 Jewish (American): translation of the Ashkenazic Jewish surname Fuchs .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Annie C Smith, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Charity A Fox in household of Fox, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ann C Smith in household of Amasa Smith, "Minnesota, State Census, 1865 "

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