Matthew Fox

1859–1934 (Age 74)
Ravenglass, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Matthew

When Matthew Fox was born on 24 December 1859, in Ravenglass, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Fox, was 46 and his mother, Margaret Fletcher, was 43. He married Mary Elizabeth Thornthwaite in 1890, in Cockermouth, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Drigg, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Eaglesfield, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. He died on 8 November 1934, in Brigham, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 74, and was buried in Great Crosthwaite, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Fox
Mary Elizabeth Thornthwaite
Marriage: 1890

Spouse & Children

Cockermouth, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

Parents & Siblings



  • Isabella Fox


  • William Fox


  • Male1843–1914Male

  • John Fox


  • Adam Fletcher Fox


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World Events (6)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 21

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 25

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 45

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Matthew Fox in household of John Fox, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Matthew Fox, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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