Matthew Mosses Fox

1874–1947 (Age 73)
Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States

The Life of Matthew Mosses

When Matthew Mosses Fox was born on 12 February 1874, in Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States, his father, William Riley Fox, was 36 and his mother, Eliza E. Ross, was 36. He lived in Adams Township, Hamilton, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 19 November 1947, in Hamilton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 73.

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William Riley Fox
Eliza E. Ross
Susanna E. Fox
Ladoska Angeline Fox
Alpheus Melvin Fox
Matthew Mosses Fox
Sarah M. Fox

Parents & Siblings

  • William Riley Fox


  • Eliza E. Ross




  • Susanna E. Fox


  • Ladoska Angeline Fox


  • Male1864–1944Male

  • Male1874–1947Male

  • Sarah M. Fox


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mathew Fox in household of Riley Fox, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Matt M Fox in household of William R Fox, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Matt Mosses Fox, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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