Mattie Fox

1914–2006 (Age 91)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mattie

When Mattie Fox was born on 25 October 1914, in Tennessee, United States, her father, David Monroe Fox, was 29 and her mother, Lillie Bell Pitts, was 29. She married Ollie Hackney Stanton on 9 September 1936. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Civil District 3, Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 23 January 2006, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mattie Fox
Ollie Hackney Stanton
Marriage: 9 September 1936
Wilma Jean Stanton

Spouse & Children

9 September 1936


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 17

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

Age 27

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Mattie Stanton in household of Ollie H Stanton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mattie L Fox in household of Louis E Potter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mattie Fox in household of David Fox, "United States Census, 1920"

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