Isabella Fox

about 1837–24 June 1903 (Age 66)
Gosfield, Essex, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Isabella

When Isabella Fox was born about 1837, in Gosfield, Essex, Ontario, Canada, her father, John C. Fox, was 30 and her mother, Judith Ann or Julianna Wigle, was 25. She married James Thornton Sloan on 3 November 1862, in Essex, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 24 June 1903, in Gosfield, Essex, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 66, and was buried in Gosfield South Township, Essex, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

James Thornton Sloan
1839–1889
Isabella Fox
1837–1903
Marriage: 3 November 1862
Wendel Fenwick Sloane
1863–1863
William A. Sloan
1865–1886
John Byron Sloan
1866–1936
Robert Wesley Sloan
1868–1937
Eliza Thornton Sloan
1870–1929
James Thornton Sloan
1872–1941
Lemuel Windle Sloan
1874–1961
Leonard Octavius Sloane
1876–1955
Prideaux Gordon Sloan
1878–1918
Mary Belle Sloan
1879–1925
David Garfield Sloan
1881–1950
Joseph Leslie Sloan
1884–1963
Horace Sloan
1886–1886

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 November 1862
Essex, Ontario, Canada
children

(13)

    Wendel Fenwick Sloane

    Male1863–1863Male

    William A. Sloan

    Male1865–1886Male

    John Byron Sloan

    Male1866–1936Male

    Robert Wesley Sloan

    Male1868–1937Male

    Eliza Thornton Sloan

    Female1870–1929Female

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (4)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 30

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1869

Age 32

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1883 · Mining Boom

Age 46

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Isabella Sloan in household of Lemuel W Sloan, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Isabella Sloan in household of James T. Sloan, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Isabelle Fox in entry for Leonard Octavus Sloane, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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