Edward Sanford Fox

8 April 1893–21 February 1961 (Age 67)
Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States

The Life of Edward Sanford

When Edward Sanford Fox was born on 8 April 1893, in Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States, his father, Nelson Richard Fox, was 44 and his mother, Olive Ann Mecham, was 35. He married Violet Montgomery on 19 March 1914, in Warren, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in East Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States for about 5 years and Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. He died on 21 February 1961, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 67.

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Edward Sanford Fox
Violet Montgomery
Marriage: 19 March 1914
Eileen L Fox

Spouse and Children

19 March 1914
Warren, Illinois, United States


    Eileen L Fox


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 13

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Edward Fox, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edward S Fox, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eddie S Fox in household of Nelson R Fox, "United States Census, 1900"

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