John Fox

13 August 1833–4 March 1913 (Age 79)
Ohio, United States

The Life of John

When John Fox was born on 13 August 1833, in Ohio, United States, his father, Henry Fox, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Shaffer, was 24. He married Hannah Saylor Mohler on 4 December 1856, in Miami, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Covington, Newberry Township, Miami, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Newberry MM, Miami, Ohio, United States in 1910. He died on 4 March 1913, in Covington, Miami, Ohio, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Newton Township, Miami, Ohio, United States.

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John Fox
Hannah Saylor Mohler
Marriage: 4 December 1856
Catherine M. Fox
Sarah Arletta Fox
Emma Fox
Edward Mohler Fox
Henry Harry Fox
George Arthur Fox

Spouse and Children

4 December 1856
Miami, Ohio, United States


    Catherine M. Fox





    Henry Harry Fox


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

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.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 3

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 27

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union 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)

  • John Fox, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Fox, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Fox, "United States Census, 1900"

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