Ira William Fox

Male28 July 1862–11 March 1934

Brief Life History of Ira William

When Ira William Fox was born on 28 July 1862, in Stephenson, Illinois, United States, his father, John Pitner Fox, was 35 and his mother, Margaret Jane Dimick, was 28. He married Edith Agnes Sloat in 1887. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Florence, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Freeport Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 11 March 1934, in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States.

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Ira William Fox
Edith Agnes Sloat
Marriage: 1887
Orin J Fox
Ethel Jane Fox
Willard Sloat Fox

Sources (14)

  • William J. Fox in household of Margaret Fox, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ira William Fox, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Ira William Fox, "Find A Grave Index"

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 9

    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 19

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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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