Ellen Sythia Fox

12 January 1904–16 November 1969 (Age 65)
Marble Hill, Bollinger, Missouri, United States

The Life of Ellen Sythia

When Ellen Sythia Fox was born on 12 January 1904, in Marble Hill, Bollinger, Missouri, United States, her father, Marion Washington Fox, was 25 and her mother, Rebeckah Lou Fox, was 18. She lived in Lorance Township, Bollinger, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died on 16 November 1969, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Graceland Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States.

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Floyd John Cooper
1912–1966
Ellen Sythia Fox
1904–1969

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1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

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.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 2

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 18

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

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)

  • Cythia E Fox in household of Marion W Fox, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ellen S Cooper, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Ellen Cooper, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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