Mattie Edith Fox

1888–1965 (Age 77)
Knox, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mattie Edith

When Mattie Edith Fox was born on 17 April 1888, in Knox, Indiana, United States, her father, Adam Fox, was 36 and her mother, Eliza Joan Grigsby, was 18. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Nathaniel Logan Wilder. She lived in Vincennes, Vincennes Township, Knox, Indiana Territory, United States in 1900. She died on 5 December 1965, in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mattie Edith Fox
Nathaniel Logan Wilder
Mildred Wilder
Alice Wilder
Orion Wilder

Spouse & Children

  • Female1888–1965Female

  • Nathaniel Logan Wilder




  • Mildred Wilder


  • Alice Wilder


  • Orion Wilder


Parents & Siblings

  • Adam Fox


  • Eliza Joan Grigsby




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 18

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 21

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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 E Wilder in household of Mildred Wilder, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mattie E Wilder in household of N L Wilder, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mattie Wilder in household of Nathaniel Wilder, "United States Census, 1920"

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