William Miles Fox

1850–1930 (Age 79)
Indiana, United States

The Life of William Miles

When William Miles Fox was born in October 1850, in Indiana, United States, his father, Phillip Fox, was 36 and his mother, Mary Susan Catherine Jane Rector, was 22. He married Magdaline Mason from January 1871 to December 1871, in Hamilton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Baltimore, Henry, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Pipe Creek Township, Madison, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died from January 1930 to December 1930, in Queensville, Jennings, Indiana, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

William Miles Fox
Magdaline Mason
Marriage: from January 1871 to December 1871
Mary Etta Fox
Rosa Lee Fox
Oscar Asberry Fox

Spouse & Children

from January 1871 to December 1871
Hamilton, Indiana, United States


Parents & Siblings



  • Andrew Jackson Fox


  • John Fox


  • Jacob Fox


  • Male1850–1930Male

  • Clarinda Jane Fox


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 1

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 22

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • William Fox in household of Philip Fox, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Fox in household of Phipp Fox, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William M Fox, "United States Census, 1910"

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