Matthew Fox

1880–1971 (Age 90)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Matthew

Matthew Fox was born on 7 May 1880, in Iowa, United States as the son of John Fox and Margaret Pauly. He married Helen M ( Lena) Krier on 6 February 1915, in Emery Township, McCook, South Dakota, United States. He lived in Edgerton Township, Hanson, South Dakota, United States in 1900. He died on 16 March 1971, in Emery, Hanson, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Emery, Hanson, South Dakota, United States.

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Matthew Fox
Helen M ( Lena) Krier
Marriage: 6 February 1915

Spouse & Children

6 February 1915
Emery Township, McCook, South Dakota, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • John Fox


  • Margaret Pauly




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  • Male1880–1971Male

  • Male1881–1954Male

  • Nicholas Fox


  • Lawrence Fox


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 4

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 24

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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 (1)

  • Mat Fox in household of John Fox, "United States Census, 1900"

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