Matthew Bigrett Fox

1892–1967 (Age 74)
Hopkins, Texas, United States

The Life of Matthew Bigrett

When Matthew Bigrett Fox was born on 1 August 1892, in Hopkins, Texas, United States, his father, James W Fox, was 34 and his mother, Mary Jane Grace " Mollie" Kirk, was 30. He married Eula Betty Jones on 9 February 1913, in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 3, Hopkins, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 6 May 1967, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Union, Hopkins, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Bigrett Fox
Eula Betty Jones
Marriage: 9 February 1913
Dalton Fox
Billy Joe Fox

Spouse & Children

9 February 1913
Sulphur Springs, Hopkins, Texas, United States


  • Dalton Fox


  • Male1918–1983Male

Parents & Siblings

  • James W Fox


  • Mary Jane Grace " Mollie" Kirk




  • Mary Elizabeth Fox


  • Willie Octavia Fox


  • James Robert Fox


  • Male1892–1967Male

  • George Carolinas Fox


World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 2

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mathew B Fox in household of James W Fox, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mat B Fox, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Math B Fox, "United States Census, 1940"

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