When Sadie Fox was born on 17 June 1886, in Nebraska, United States, her father, Samuel H Fox, was 40 and her mother, Sarah Bailey, was 32. She lived in Braceville Township, Grundy, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Auburn, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 10 August 1919, in Virden, Macoupin, Illinois, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Auburn, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.
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 .