Matthias Francis Fox

1862–1962 (Age 100)
Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Matthias Francis

When Matthias Francis Fox was born in 1862, in Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Peter Fox, was 28 and his mother, Mary Fasenmyer, was 22. He married Florence Adella Maud Boyer on 28 December 1889, in Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Mahoning, Pine Township, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Rural Valley, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1962, at the age of 100.

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Family Time Line

Matthias Francis Fox
Florence Adella Maud Boyer
Marriage: 28 December 1889
Raymond Edgar Fox
Charles H Fox
Orpha M. Fox
Homer Frederick Fox
Lloyd Matthias Fox

Spouse & Children

28 December 1889
Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States


  • Male1892–1975Male

  • Charles H Fox


  • Female1897–1981Female

  • Homer Frederick Fox


  • Lloyd Matthias Fox


Parents & Siblings

  • Peter Fox


  • Mary Fasenmyer




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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 1

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 28

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.

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)

  • Methias F Fox, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Matthias F Fox, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mathias Fox in household of Peter Fox, "United States Census, 1880"

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