Robert Fox

30 June 1885–
Rockingham, Virginia, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Fox was born on 30 June 1885, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Fox, was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Wetzel, was 43. He lived in Linville, Rockingham, Virginia, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Fox
1839–1904
Elizabeth Wetzel
1841–1924
Emma Catherine Fox
1864–1930
John William Fox
1866–1939
Frances Elizabeth Fox
1867–1957
Jacob Newton Fox
1870–1956
Rebecca Alice Fox
1873–1934
Benjamin Franklin Fox
1875–1953
Joseph R Fox
1877–1961
George Albert Fox
1882–
Grace FLorence Fox
1883–1968
Robert Fox
1885–
Charles Robert Fox
1886–1971

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Fox

    Male1839–1904Male

    Female1841–1924Female

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (3)

1886

Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 9

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

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 (1)

  • Fox, "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917"

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