Charity Anna Fox

Brief Life History 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 married Amasa Samuel Smith in 1856, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Minnesota, United States in 1870 and Waverly Township, Martin, Minnesota, United States in 1880. She died in 1897, in Saint 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 Samuel Smith
Charity Anna Fox
Marriage: 1856
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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  • Annie C Smith, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Charity Ann Fox Fox, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Death Records, 1864-1967"
  • Annie Smith in entry for Addie C Felker, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

World Events (8)

1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

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

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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.


Historical Boundaries 1854: Winona, Minnesota Territory, United States 1858: Winona, Minnesota, United States

Name Meaning

English: nickname from a word denoting the animal (Middle English, Old English fox), widely used to denote a sly or cunning individual. It was also used for someone with red hair. In England this surname absorbed some early examples of surnames derived from the ancient Germanic personal names mentioned at Faulks and Foulks .

Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an tSionnaigh ‘son of the fox’ (see Tinney ).

Irish: also adopted for Ó Catharnaigh, see Kearney .

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

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