Matthew Fox

1888–1937 (Age 48)
Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Matthew

When Matthew Fox was born on 26 June 1888, in Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Fox, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Clarke, was 33. He married Eathal Alice Rickard on 19 June 1913, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Eaglesfield, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Detroit Ward 21, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 9 June 1937, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 48.

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Matthew Fox
Eathal Alice Rickard
Marriage: 19 June 1913
Charles Rickard Fox
Grace Elizabeth Fox

Spouse & Children

19 June 1913
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


  • Charles Rickard Fox


  • Grace Elizabeth Fox


Parents & Siblings



  • John Clarke Fox


  • Male1887–1961Male

  • Male1888–1937Male

  • Margaret Elizabeth Fox


  • Ada Fox


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World Events (8)

1889 · The first Skyscraper in Detroit

Age 1

The Hammond Building was a high-rise building completed in 1889 and was 151 feet tall. It's considered the first skyscraper in the city and was the tallest in Michigan after it was built. The Hammond Building was demolished in 1956 to make way for the National Bank of Detroit Building.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1904 · Belle Isle Aquarium

Age 16

The Belle Isle Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Belle Isle Park in Detroit. It opened on August 18, 1904, and was the oldest continually operating public aquarium in North America when it closed on April 3, 2005. The aquarium reopened to the public on August 18, 2012, and is now run entirely by volunteers

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)

  • Matthew Fox, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Matthew Fox, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Matthew Fox in household of Charles Fox, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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