Edgar Mathias Gabriel Fox

1 July 1889–6 March 1948 (Age 58)
Clear Fork Magisterial District, Tazewell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Edgar Mathias Gabriel

When Edgar Mathias Gabriel Fox was born on 1 July 1889, in Clear Fork Magisterial District, Tazewell, Virginia, United States, his father, Andrew Phillip Gabriel Fox, was 26 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Fox, was 20. He married Vinnie Dotte Gregory about 1909. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Rocky Gap, Bland, Virginia, United States in 1910. He died on 6 March 1948, in Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Gabriel Fox Cemetery, Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States.

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Edgar Mathias Gabriel Fox
Vinnie Dotte Gregory
Marriage: about 1909

Spouse and Children

about 1909
Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · Name change

Age 3

Name changed from Jeffersonville to Tazewell in 1892.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Edd G M Fox in household of Andy P G Fox, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mathias G E Fox in household of Andy G Fox, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mathias Gabriel Edward Fox in entry for Glenn Edgar Fox and Margaret Elizabeth Broyles Cox, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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