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Howard Edward Fox[1]

Male 1884 - about 1956  (71 years)


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  • Name Howard Edward Fox  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Born 3 June 1884  Foster Brook, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • 1 1/2 years after Alice, 1900 census erroneously says June 1883
    Occupation 1930, 1942 Oil Producer, self employed, at Derrick City, PA.  [3, 7
    Residence 1920: Foster, McKean, PA; 1930, 1942: 61 Oxford Street Bradford, McKean, PA  [3, 7, 8
    Died about 24 April 1956  Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I70885  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 March 2007 

    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 Florence Blanche Crooks,   b. October 1886, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1946  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married about 1910  [7
    Children 
     1. Dorothy Jane Fox,   b. 25 August 1912, Foster Brook, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 April 2006, Lakewood, Ocean Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Family ID F49473  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Howard may well have been partially dyslexic, as he wrote some of his “S”s backwards on his WWII draft registration in 1942 at the age of 58.


      World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      Name: Howard Edward Fox
      City: Bradford, PA
      County: McKean
      State: Pennsylvania
      Birth Date: 03 Jun 1884
      Race: White
      Roll: 1894016
      DraftBoard: 1
      Address: Bradford RFD #2 Box # 89
      Age: 34
      Occupation: Farming and Oil Producer for self at Derrick City, PA
      Closest Relative: Blanche Florence Fox, Bradford RFD #2 Box 89
      Medium height, medium build, Gray eyes, Brown hair, no major physical disabilities
      Registered by N.H .Huston, Sept. 12, 1818, McKean Co. PA

      A. Faulkner remembers that he and his father W. E. Faulkner, Jr. visited "Uncle Howard" in Morristown, N.J. in about 1955 when he was about 10 on a day trip from Cranford. The Foxes had a very clever dog who would bark in response to questions, and could read the slightest gesture you would make unselfconsciously, so that like the horse "Clever Hans," he appeared to be able to read your mind, doing the most complex math problems-that is if YO U knew the answer. Helen Sarr confirmed my recollection of this dog. I'm afraid I paid too little attention to Howard, and too much to the dog.
      Update: I spoke on January 6, 2006 to Howard’s daughter, Jane Fox Liepe [pronounced “Lippy”] and she verified that this was her dog, a registered shelty named “Wee Wendy of the Poconos.” Howard Fox was staying with the Lippes en route to his place in Florida. Obviously I must have met Jane Fox Liepe at that time but I have no recollection of her. In any case, on the same trip my father and I also visited a museum in Morristown that had a uniform supposedly worn by George Washington.
      -- Alaric Faulkner

      Says Suzanne Kelley Fox (3/26/2003) “Howard E. Fox built a house down the road from us [Derrick City, PA] as a wedding gift for his bride in 1912. It’s a large Stone house.”

      Howard owned a Stanley steamer. See daughter Jane, for a description of events.

      1920 United States Federal Census
      Name: Howard E Fox
      Age: 35 years
      Estimated birth year: abt 1885
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Race: White
      Home in 1920: Foster, McKean, Pennsylvania
      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: Scotland
      Father's Birth Place: England
      On Mar 22, 1920 Howard E Fox (35, oil producer, own lease) is living at a house he owns on Fox road, Foster, McKean Co, PA. He was born in PA of an English father and a Scotch mother. With him is his wife Blanche F. Fox (33, none) b. in PA of PA parents who was married at age 24. Also listed is daughter Dorthy J Fox (7, none, in school) b. in PA of PA parents.

      1930 United States Federal Census
      Name: Howard E Fox
      Age: 45
      Estimated birth year: abt 1885
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Relation to head-of-house: Head
      Spouse's Name: F Blanch Fox
      Race: White
      Home in 1930: Bradford, McKean, Pennsylvania
      On April 25, 1930 Howard E Fox (45, oil producer) is living at a house he owns worth $10,000 on 61 Oxford Street, Bradford, PA and owns a radio. He was born in PA of an English father and a PA mother, and was married when he was 26. With him is his wife F. Blanch Fox, (43, none) b. in PA of PA parents who was married at age 24. Also listed is daughter Dortha Jane Fox (17, none) b. in PA of PA parents.

      Note that the home at 61 Oxford St. was Just arond the block from 56 Cornen St. where Blanche grew up.

      Death taken from web obit listing “Bradford Era Obits” where he is listed as living at 61 Oxford St., and his age at death 71.

      [Majer Colegrove Family.FTW]

      Information below provided by Agnes Margaret Colegrove Fraser in 1989.

      Parents Harry Francis Fox and Jane Ann Tait.
      Howard worked an oil lease received from his parents. Also owned a candy store with a sister in Bradford, Pennsylvania.

      Married Blanche, , , , , , [3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]

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

    2. [S1345] .

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

    4. [S1347] Alice Fox Appleton Interview.

    5. [S1350] Family Trees search, Ancestry.com, Michelle Robinson.

    6. [S1330] US Federal Census, June 13, 1900 Bradford, PA.

    7. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1930: Bradford, McKean, PA.

    8. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1920: Foster, McKean, PA.

    9. [S1337] Bradford Era [Newspaper] Obituaries 1935-1995.

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

    11. [S1346] .


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