Edward Williams Fox Sr.

1 August 1833–1 March 1911 (Age 77)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Edward Williams

When Edward Williams Fox Sr. was born on 1 August 1833, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Jefferson, New York, United States, his father, David Williams Fox, was 27 and his mother, Caroline Lisk, was 24. He married Mary Isabelle Peacock on 4 July 1860, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States in 1875. He died on 1 March 1911, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Manti Cemetery, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Williams Fox Sr.
Mary Isabelle Peacock
Marriage: 4 July 1860
Edward Williams Fox Jr.
George David Fox
Sarah Helen Fox
Jesse Williams Fox
Eliza Isabelle Fox
Rozella Fox
Iona Fox
Leslie Kenneth Fox
John C. Fox
Clinton Hague Fox
Harrison E. Fox

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  • Marriage
    4 July 1860Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1834 · The City of Brooklyn is Incorporated
    Age 1
    An act of incorporation in 1834 turned the village and town of Brooklyn to the city of Brooklyn. The city was divided into nine wards.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils
    Age 28
    The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.

    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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    Edward W. Fox, Manti Citizen

    FOX, EDWARD W., for fourteen years was County Surveyor, born in the village of Philadelphia, Jefferson county, N. Y., August 1st, 1833. His father was a carpenter and joined the Mormon Church early in …

    Sources (43)

    • Edward W Fox in entry for Jess W Fox, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Edwd Fox in household of Geo Peacock, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Edward W Fox in entry for Mary Isabell Fox, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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