Joseph Remly Fox

4 October 1878–8 October 1954 (Age 76)
Mountain Cove Magisterial District, Fayette, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Joseph Remly

When Joseph Remly Fox was born on 4 October 1878, in Mountain Cove Magisterial District, Fayette, West Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Washington Fox, was 43 and his mother, Mary Ann Dick, was 27. He married Martha Ellen Smith in 1910, in Raleigh, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Fayette, West Virginia, United States in 1880. He died on 8 October 1954, in Hopewell, Fayette, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Reynoldsburg, Franklin, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Remly Fox
Martha Ellen Smith
Marriage: 1910
Elmer M Fox
Edith F Fox
Russell D Fox
Joseph S Fox
Lorah Allen Fox
Lena E Fox
Eva D. Fox
Eva D Fox

Spouse and Children

Raleigh, West Virginia, United States


    Elmer M Fox


    Edith F Fox


    Russell D Fox


    Joseph S Fox


    Lorah Allen Fox


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Washington Fox


    Mary Ann Dick




    Sarah R Fox


    Amanda Jane Fox


    Martha E. Fox


    Mary E. Fox



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jos. R. Fox in household of Jos. W. Fox, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph R Fox, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph R Fox in household of Joseph W Fox, "United States Census, 1900"

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