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Dr. Francis Harry Fox[1]

Male 1881 - about 1958  (76 years)


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  • Name Francis Harry Fox  [2
    Name Prefix Dr. 
    Gender Male 
    Born 22 August 1881  Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Alias/AKA Frank Fox 
    Occupation 1942: Physician and Surgeon; realtor upon retirement.  [2
    Residence in 1910 at 21 Mason St., 1942: “6518 Forest Avenue - ‘Dr. Francis Fox Home’ - Colonial Revival circa 1940 Hess & Greenwood, architect.”  [2, 4
    Died about 30 March 1958  Las Vegas, Clark Co., Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I70804  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 June 2016 

    Father Harry Francis Fox,   b. 15 April 1849, Lydlinch, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 March 1932, Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Jane Anne Tait,   b. 17 February 1857, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 September 1899, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Family ID F49458  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Mary Therese LaFaze or LaFave,   b. about 1884, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 29 November 1939, Hammond, Lake Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married about 1903  [4
    Children 
    +1. Adelaide E Fox,   b. 2 June 1903, Hammond, Lake Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. January 1990, Las Vegas, Clark Co., Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Francis Harry Fox,   b. 1909, Hammond, Lake Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F49445  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Ruth Ried 
    Married after 1939 
    • Hammond Indiana obit of first wife.
    Family ID F49480  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1900 United States Federal Census
      Name: Francis H Fox
      Home in 1900: Foster, Mckean, Pennsylvania
      Age: 19
      Birth year: 1881
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Race: White
      Relationship to head-of-house: Son
      In 1900 19-year-old Francis H. Fox is still at home with his father and younger siblings in Foster Brook, P.A. The 1900 Census lists Harry Fox (51, Oil Producer) born Apr. 1849 and living in Foster Township, McKean Co. PA. He immigrated in 1872, has lived 28 years in the country, and is a naturalized citizen. Living with him are son Francis H. (19, at school) b. Aug. 1881, Estella (17, at school) born Nov 1882), Daughter Alice (17, at school) b. Apr. 1883, Howard (16, at school) born June 1883 [sic] daughter Agnes (14, at school) born Apr. 1886, and son Earl (9, at school) born May 1891.

      1910 United States Federal Census
      Name: Francis H Fox
      Age in 1910: 29
      Estimated birth year: abt 1881
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Home in 1910: 9-Wd Hammond, Lake, Indiana
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      On April 15, 1910, Dr. Francis H Fox (29, Doctor) b. in PA of an English father and a PA mother lived at 21 Mason St, Hammond, Lake Co. Indiana and had his own office. With him was his wife of 7 years, Mary T Fox (25, none) born in Massachusetts of a French father and a Massachusetts mother , who had born 3 children, two of whom were living, and daughter Adelaide (6, none) b. in Indiana, and son Francis H Fox (6 mos) b. in Indiana.

      Unlike his brothers, there is no evidence that Francis H. Fox registered for the 1917-18 draft, perhaps because he was a practicing physician.

      1920 United States Federal Census Record
      Name: Francis H Fox
      Age: 39 years
      Estimated birth year: abt 1881
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Race: White
      Home in 1920: Hammond Ward 9, Lake, Indiana
      Home owned: Own
      Sex: Male
      Marital status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Able to read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania
      Father's Birth Place: England
      On January 7, 1920, Dr. Francis H Fox (39, Physician General Practice) b. in PA of an English father and a PA mother lived at 14 Mason St, Hammond, Lake Co. Indiana. With him was his wife, Mary T Fox (35, none) born in Massachusetts of a French father and a Massachusetts mother, and daughter Adelaide (16, [at school?]) b. in Indiana, and son Francis H Fox, Jr. (10, [at school?) b. in Indiana.

      An on-line architectural tour of Forest-Southview Historical District of Hammond indiana shows that Louis Hess, architect, designed the house of his father-in-law Dr. Francis H Fox. “Hess & Greenwood, once a Hammond architectural design firm, drew up the plans for the Dr. Francis Fox home at 6518 Forest Avenue.... The Hess part of the firm's name comes from Louis Hess, grandson of Joseph Hess, the founder of Hessville.” The tour further identifies the house: “6518 Forest
      Avenue - ‘Dr. Francis Fox Home’ - Colonial Revival circa 1940 Hess & Greenwood, architect.”

      Obituary Index
      Fox, Dr. Francis H., Sr., age: 77, appeared March 30, 1958, p. B-3

      Probably his full name was Francis Harry Fox, like his son, and his father.
      --Alaric Faulkner

      Information below provided by Agnes Margaret Colegrove Fraser in 1989. [Majer Colegrove Family.FTW]
      Frank lived in Hammond, Indiania and retired to Las Vegas, Nevada.
      When offered an oil lease or college education by his parents, he chose the college education and became a doctor.

      Was a Physcian/Surgeon for the steel mills of Gary, Indiania. Upon retirement, he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada [perhaps to be near his daughter Adelaide?] and became a realtor.

      Parents: Harry Frances Fox (rin26 and Jane Ann Tait Rin 25.
      Wives. 1st Cassie Children: Adelaide m. 1st (Hess) 2nd Bill Deutach
      Lived Hammond, Indiania and Las Vegas, Nevada

      F. H. Fox Initials only

      2nd Ruth Ried (Reed)
      In 1989 they resided at the Casada Del Mar nursing home, 2501 Wigwam, Henderson, Nevada 89104
      [This must be his son, FH Fox and his wife, not Dr. F. H. Fox], , , , [4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1398] GEDCOM file from file “AdamMoffatDesends”, submitted by Alaric Faulkner.

    2. [S1338] WWII Draft Registration “Old Man’s Draft” 1942, (Ancestry.com).

    3. [S1330] US Federal Census.

    4. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1910: 9-Wd Hammond, Lake, IN.

    5. [S1339] [Hammond, Indiana] Times Obituary Index, March 30, 1958, p. B-3.

    6. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1900: Foster, Mckean, PA.

    7. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1920: Hammond Ward 9, Lake, IN.

    8. [S1340] Web site.



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