George James Fox

15 July 1877–21 July 1959 (Age 82)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of George James

When George James Fox was born on 15 July 1877, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Jesse Williams Fox Jr, was 24 and his mother, Ruth May, was 23. He married Elizabeth Merrill on 21 June 1899, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 2, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States for about 10 years. He died on 21 July 1959, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George James Fox
1877–1959
Elizabeth Merrill
1880–1959
Marriage: 21 June 1899
Gladys Merrill Fox
1900–1900
George Merrill Fox
1901–1998
Ruth Elizabeth Fox
1904–1993
James Stanley Fox
1908–1980
Leone Fox
1910–1913

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 June 1899Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1880 · The Great Gale of 1880
    Age 3
    The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  
    1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles
    Age 5
    Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
    1899 · The Salt Palace Convention Center
    Age 22
    The original Salt Palace was built in 1899 and It stood on 900 South, between State Street and Main Street. The Salt Palace was a frame structure covered in large pieces of rock salt, which gave it its name. The Salt Palace was destroyed by fire on August 29, 1910 and was replaced by the Majestic Hall. This Hall only lasted for a while during the remodel of the Salt Palace. The Salt Palace served as the Olympic Media Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake Comic Con has been held at the Salt Palace Convention Center since September 2013.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from a word denoting the animal (Middle English, Old English fox), widely used to denote a sly or cunning individual. It was also used for someone with red hair. In England this surname absorbed some early examples of surnames derived from the ancient Germanic personal names mentioned at Faulks and Foulks .Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an tSionnaigh ‘son of the fox’ (see Tinney ).Irish: also adopted for Ó Catharnaigh, see Kearney .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Foxe
    Foxx
    Faulks
    Foxman
    Fuchs
    Kearney

    Sources (60)

    • Geo Fox in entry for Fox, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • George Fox, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • George J Fox, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1962"

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