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
Lauretta Mary Millar
Marriage: 22 October 1895
Elizabeth P Fox
Charles Westfield Fox
Loretta Fox
William Edward Fox

Spouse and Children

22 October 1895
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


    Elizabeth P Fox


    Charles Westfield Fox


    Loretta Fox


    William Edward Fox




Parents and Siblings

    William Edward Fox


    Harriet Susan Judges




    Jane Annie Fox


    Vincent William Fox


    Fredrick Judges Fox




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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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