Florence Fox

5 June 1891–14 October 1984 (Age 93)
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life of Florence

When Florence Fox was born on 5 June 1891, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, her father, Jesse Williams Fox, was 23 and her mother, Ane Marie Isaacsen, was 20. She married Ralph Graham Parke on 26 December 1916, in Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Los Angeles Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 14 October 1984, in Orange, California, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Ralph Graham Parke
Florence Fox
Marriage: 26 December 1916
Ralph Graham Parke
Mary Lou Parke
Alice Parke
Grace Parke
Dale Howard Parke

Spouse and Children

    Ralph Graham Parke



26 December 1916
Sanpete, Utah, United States



    Mary Lou Parke




    Dale Howard Parke


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 5

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Florence Fox Parke, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Florence Fox Parke, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Florance Fox Parke, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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