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Thomas Tate Fox[1]

Male 1879 - 1932  (52 years)


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  • Name Thomas Tate Fox  [2
    Gender Male 
    Born 17 January 1879  Babcock’s Mill, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Education Bradford Business College 
    Occupation Oil producer “pumper”  [4
    Residence Babcock (Bradford), Pa. 
    Died 1932  Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Died of a brain tumor.
    Person ID I70884  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 February 2006 

    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 Mina L. Walter,   b. 12 June 1879, Pleasantville, Venango Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 26 May 1960, Derrick City, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 30 November 1899  [3
    Notes 
    • They had seven children.
    Children 
    +1. Myrl Fox,   b. 16 November 1900, Babcock, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957, Salem, Columbiana Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Charles Howard Fox,   b. 27 May 1902, Babcock, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 September 1980, Highlands Co., Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +3. Harry Walter Fox,   b. 14 September 1905, Babcock, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 13 April 1986, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +4. Ruth Naomi Fox,   b. 13 April 1908, Babcock, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. January 1988, Derrick City, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Helen Clare Fox,   b. 2 November 1913, Babcock, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 June 1997, Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +6. Lt. Thomas Tait Fox, Jr.,   b. 7 January 1919, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 4 April 1944, New Guinea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 25 years)
     7. Mina Elizabeth Fox,   b. 7 January 1919, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. November 1980, possibly, Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Family ID F49472  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Born in a one-room shack just ast they were discovering ol in Bradford, N.H.

      World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      Name: Thomas Tate Fox [signed with "Tate" spelling]
      City: Not Stated
      County: McKean
      State: Pennsylvania
      Birth Date: 17 Jan 1879
      Race: White
      Roll: 1894016
      DraftBoard: 1
      Age: 39
      Address: RFD #2 Bradford, McKean, PA
      Occupation: Oil Producer
      Nearest relative: Wife, Mina Loretta [?] Fox
      Medium height, medium build, Gray eyes, Gray hair
      Finger gone first joint left hand.
      Registered by N H Huston, Sept 12, 1818, McKean Co, PA

      [Majer Colegrove Family.FTW]

      Information provided by Agnes Margaret Colegrove Fraser in 1989.

      Parents: Harry Frances Fox (RIN 25) and Jane Ann Tait (rin 26)
      Residence: Lived in Derrick City, PA and previously on Harry Fox farm had oil lease and worked that for a living.

      Married : Mini
      Children: (7) f. Merle Fox m Schaeffer
      m. Charles
      m. Harry
      f. Ruth m. Clarence McCormick
      f. Helen Clare m.
      *+ m. Thomas Tait Fox, Jr m.
      + f. Betty Fox ( Mongoloid defect and lived 35/40 years
      died in Florida)

      * Thomas Tait Fox, Jr Killed in WWII
      + Twins: Thomas Tait Fox, Jr & Betty Fox

      From “Pennsylvania —a History...” by George P Donahue:
      THOMAS T. FOX — The oil field interests in the Derrick City neighborhood have been furthered and increased in value by the enterprising activities of such men as Thomas T. Fox, who as an oil-producer has been associated with the business from the beginning of his career, and obtained his earliest inspiration for his work from his father's successful undertakings as a pioneer in this section. Civic matters, as well as industrial, deeply interest Mr. Fox, who has held public office with practical results and to the general public satisfaction. He is a son of Francis Harry Fox [Harry Francis Fox], and Jane A. (Tait) Fox. Francis H. Fox [Harry Francis Fox], who was born in Dorchester [Dorsetshire], England, became an oil worker in McKean County, Pennsylvania, in 1876, and he still continues therein.
      Thomas T. Fox was born January 17, 1879, at Babcock Mills, McKean County, where he attended the public schools, and graduated at Bradford Business College. Since then he has spent his life in the oil fields, making his successful beginning at Derrick City, where he is still located, and where his leases produce abundantly. In politics he is a Republican, and for ten years he was a member of the school board of Foster Township, and served one year as an assessor. His fraternal affiliations are those of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the Knights of Pythias, and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
      Thomas T. Fox married, November 30, 1899, Mina L. Walter, daughter of Philip and Frances A. (Miller) Walter; and they are the parents of: MyrI F., who married Horace Sheffer; Charles H., who married Winifred Gibbs; Harry W., who married Evelyn Farnsworth; Ruth N.; Helen C.; Thomas, and Elizabeth M., twins.

      --Donahoo, George P., “Pennsylvania — a History...” [Biographical Sketches] Lewis Historical Publishing Co, New York & Chicago, 1926, p. 349. [with corrections by Alaric Faulkner]

      According to his kid sister, Alice, Tom was born just as they were discoverin oil in Bradford. His parents were living in a tiny shack at the time, and the workers filed by the place on the way to the oil fields at all times of the day and night. Tom was “a daredevil -- a naughty boy.” He died of a brain tumor.

      The 1910 census shows Tomas T. Fox (31) and family living next to Harry Fox in Foster Brook township. and he is listed as an oil producer. With him are listed his wife, Mina L. (31), Daughter Merle (9), son Charles H, (7), son Harry (4), and daughter Ruth M (2). No Mention is mate of Josaphine Delacourt, shown in thier 1910 xmas card.

      The 1920 census shows Thomas T. Fox (40, pumper, oil lease) and family living next to Harry Fox in Foster Brook on what was called Derrick City Road. No Mention is made of Josaphine Delcour. Living at home are wife Mina L Fox (41, none), son Charles H Fox (17, roustabout, oil lease), son Harry W Fox (14, none), daughter Ruth N Fox (11), daughter Helen C Fox (6), and the twins: daughter Mina E Fox (6 mos), and son Thomas T Fox (6 mos)

      In 1930 Mina and Thomas Fox are living with the younger children Ruth, Helen, Thomas and Mina in Bradford. No street given., , , , , , [2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]

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

    2. [S1345] Sept 12, 1818, McKean Co, PA.

    3. [S1363] Donahoo, George P., (Lewis Historical Publishing Co, New York & Chicago, 1926).

    4. [S1329] McKean County, Pennsylvania Early Birth Records 1892-1905, Foster Township.

    5. [S1347] Alice Fox Appleton Interview.

    6. [S1363] Donahoo, George P., (Lewis Historical Publishing Co, New York & Chicago, 1926), P 349.

    7. [S1330] US Federal Census, April 15, 1910.

    8. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1920.

    9. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1930.



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