Frances Etta Fox

Brief Life History of Frances Etta

When Frances Etta Fox was born on 26 July 1896, in Washington, Tennessee, United States, her father, Milton English Fox, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Humphreys, was 26. She married Luther Henry Crussell on 1 February 1916, in Washington, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Rural, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Civil District 15, Washington, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 28 March 1962, in Jonesborough, Washington, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Jonesborough, Washington, Tennessee, United States.

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Luther Henry Crussell
Frances Etta Fox
Marriage: 1 February 1916
Delpha V. Crussell

Sources (10)

  • Ettie Fox in household of Milton E Fox, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frances Etta Fox, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Etta Fox Crussell, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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