Anna A Fox

5 August 1875–2 May 1954 (Age 78)
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life of Anna A

Anna A Fox was born on 5 August 1875, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States as the daughter of Patrick Fox and Annie Dailey. She married William Henry Foster on 12 February 1893, in Schuyler, Colfax, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Rames Township, Tripp, South Dakota, United States in 1920. She died on 2 May 1954, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Colome, Tripp, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Foster
Anna A Fox
Marriage: 12 February 1893
Mary Ellen Foster
Olive Francis Foster
William Floyd Foster
Julia Alice Foster
Wilman Thomas Foster
Lucyel Foster
Joseph David Foster
Burnard Foster

Spouse and Children

    William Henry Foster



12 February 1893
Schuyler, Colfax, Nebraska, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Patrick Fox


    Annie Dailey




World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 2

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

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)

  • Anna Foster in household of William H Foster, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Annie Foster in household of William H Foster, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Anna Foster in household of William Foster, "United States Census, 1900"

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