Mattie Caledonia Fox

1894–1977 (Age 82)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mattie Caledonia

When Mattie Caledonia Fox was born on 26 November 1894, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Christopher M Fox, was 26 and her mother, Mary Ann Atchley, was 23. She married George Luther Bush on 19 July 1916, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Civil District 3, Sevier, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 April 1977, in Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States.

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Mattie Caledonia Fox
George Luther Bush
Marriage: 19 July 1916
McCullen Hughes Bush
Dempsy Bush
Arvill J Bush

Spouse & Children

19 July 1916
Jefferson, Tennessee, United States


  • McCullen Hughes Bush


  • Male1920–1990Male

  • Dempsy Bush


Parents & Siblings

  • Christopher M Fox


  • Female1871–1904Female



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 3

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

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.

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 Fox in household of Christain M Fox, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mattie C Fox in household of Christopher Fox, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mattie Caledonia Bush, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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