George Fox

1862–1947 (Age 84)
Wayne, Indiana, United States

The Life of George

When George Fox was born in November 1862, in Wayne, Indiana, United States, his father, Phillip Fox, was 48 and his mother, Mary Susan Catherine Jane Rector, was 34. He lived in Pipe Creek Township, Madison, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 October 1947, at the age of 84.

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George Fox
Rozela R Harris

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  • Andrew Jackson Fox


  • John Fox


  • Jacob Fox


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  • Clarinda Jane Fox


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 1

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • George Fox in household of Phipp Fox, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George Fox in household of Philip Fox, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George Fox, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

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