Philena Fox

Brief Life History of Philena

When Philena Fox was born on 12 November 1837, in Ohio Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States, her father, Emmor Fox Sr., was 30 and her mother, Sarah Ellen Baker, was 31. She married Christopher Columbus Myers on 8 November 1855, in Gallia, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Walnut Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. She died on 14 July 1914, in Mason Township, Lawrence, Ohio, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Springfield Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Columbus Myers
Philena Fox
Marriage: 8 November 1855
James William Myers
Sullivan Alverado Myers
Oliver Anderson Myers
John Lafayette Myers
Mary Elzena Myers
Joseph Louis Myers
Sarah Augusta Myers
Perry Christopher Myers
Rebecca Ann (Annie) Myers
George Baker Myers
Stephen Dallas Myers
Charles Denver Myers

Sources (36)

  • Philena Myers in household of C C Myers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Philena Fox, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997"
  • Philena Myers, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"

World Events (7)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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.

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