Matthew Montgomery Fox

1848–1920 (Age 72)
New York, United States

The Life of Matthew Montgomery

Matthew Montgomery Fox was born on 1 January 1848, in New York, United States as the son of Matthew Fox. He married Sarah Ellen Wheeless on 13 June 1866, in Washington, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Elkton, Washington, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Tamaroa, Perry, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 May 1920, in Ashley, Washington, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Elkton Cemetery, Elkton, Washington, Illinois, United States.

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Matthew Montgomery Fox
Sarah Ellen Wheeless
Marriage: 13 June 1866
William Hezekiah Fox
Nancy Fox

Spouse & Children

13 June 1866
Washington, Illinois, United States


  • William Hezekiah Fox


  • Nancy Fox


Parents & Siblings

  • Matthew Fox




World Events (8)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 0

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 19

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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)

  • Matthew Fox in household of Hugh Fox, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Matthew Fox, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mathew Fox, "United States Census, 1900"

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