Mina Ethel Fox

Brief Life History of Mina Ethel

When Mina Ethel Fox was born on 7 May 1888, in Holcomb, Ogle, Illinois, United States, her father, Arthur Theodore Fox, was 29 and her mother, Malinda A Lovering, was 25. She married William Spurgeon Persing on 5 March 1906, in Rockwell City, Calhoun, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Valley Township, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Woodbury Township, Woodbury, Iowa, United States in 1925. She died in June 1985, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, at the age of 97.

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William Spurgeon Persing
Mina Ethel Fox
Marriage: 5 March 1906
Donald Russell Pershing
Richard Persing
Harry Persing
Ethel Persing
Mabel Persing
June Pershing
Ruth Patricia Pershing
Dorothy Persing

Sources (27)

  • Mina Creamer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mina E Fox, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Mina Greamia, "Iowa, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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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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