Charles Benjamin Fox

29 December 1899–9 January 1980 (Age 80)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Charles Benjamin

When Charles Benjamin Fox was born on 29 December 1899, in Missouri, United States, his father, Franklin Fox, was 31 and his mother, Martha Jane Jones, was 33. He married Tennie Jane Cresswell on 10 August 1924, in District of Columbia, United States. He lived in Harrison Township, Vernon, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Cimarron Township, Meade, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 January 1980, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.

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Charles Benjamin Fox
Tennie Jane Cresswell
Marriage: 10 August 1924

Spouse and Children

10 August 1924
District of Columbia, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Martha Jane Jones




    Willard Franklin Fox


    Guy Fox


    Child Fox




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World Events (8)

1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 5

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Age 8

Oklahoma is the 46th state.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 22

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

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)

  • Chales Fox in household of Frank Fox, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Charles B Fox, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charley ? Fox in household of Frank Fox, "United States Census, 1920"

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