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
Isabella Fox
Marriage: 3 November 1862
Wendel Fenwick Sloane
William A. Sloan
John Byron Sloan
Robert Wesley Sloan
Eliza Thornton Sloan
James Thornton Sloan
Lemuel Windle Sloan
Leonard Octavius Sloane
Prideaux Gordon Sloan
Mary Belle Sloan
David Garfield Sloan
Joseph Leslie Sloan
Horace Sloan

Spouse and Children

3 November 1862
Essex, Ontario, Canada


    Wendel Fenwick Sloane


    William A. Sloan


    John Byron Sloan


    Robert Wesley Sloan


    Eliza Thornton Sloan


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+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.

Age 32

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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