Benjamin Joseph Fox

23 March 1869–11 December 1970 (Age 101)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Benjamin Joseph

When Benjamin Joseph Fox was born on 23 March 1869, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, his father, William Edward Fox, was 43 and his mother, Harriet Susan Judges, was 42. He married Lauretta Mary Millar on 22 October 1895, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Detroit Ward 10, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 11 December 1970, in Canada, at the age of 101, and was buried in Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Joseph Fox
1869–1970
Lauretta Mary Millar
1872–1959
Marriage: 22 October 1895
Elizabeth P Fox
1897–1992
Charles Westfield Fox
1901–1972
Loretta Fox
1907–1987
William Edward Fox
1911–1974
Fox
1914–1914

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 October 1895
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
children

(5)

    Elizabeth P Fox

    Female1897–1992Female

    Charles Westfield Fox

    Male1901–1972Male

    Loretta Fox

    Female1907–1987Female

    William Edward Fox

    Male1911–1974Male

    Fox

    Male1914–1914Male

Parents and Siblings

    William Edward Fox

    Male1825–1910Male

    Harriet Susan Judges

    Female1826–1913Female

siblings

(10)

    Jane Annie Fox

    Female1854–1927Female

    Vincent William Fox

    Male1855–Male

    Fredrick Judges Fox

    Male1857–1876Male

    Female1859–1962Female

    Male1860–1946Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1872 · The Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 3

The Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is a monument located in Downtown Detroit that was built in honor of those who lost their lives during the Civil War. The lowest sections of the monument have eagles with raised wings that guide the eye upward. The next section up has four male figures representing the Navy, Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery branches of the United States Army. Above them are four female figures that represent Victory, History, Emancipation, and Union. Capping the monument, an Amazon figure brandishes a sword in her right hand and a shield in her other. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

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)

  • Benjamin J Fox, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Benjamin J Fox, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Benjamin J Fox, "United States Census, 1930"

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