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Obit: William R. Fox b. 20 Dec 1880 d. 1968

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Obit: William R. Fox b. 20 Dec 1880 d. 1968

Jean Kay Morse (View posts)
Posted: 10 Oct 2005 10:43AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Fox, Wagner, Cleland, Howall, Polmanteer, Oxx, Wilkes,
Obit: The Leader, Corning, NY; 1968

AVOCA = William R. Fox, 87, a retired farmer, died this morning at his home in Avoca RD 1.

A native of the Town of Avoca, he was born Dec 20, 1880, son of Josiah and Charity Wagner Fox.

He was a 50-year member of Avoca Lodge F&AM.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Bessie Cleland of Avoca; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Winifred Fox of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and a grandson, William Fox of Wallace.

Friends may call at the Bond Funeral Home in Avoca Saturday evening and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm Masonic memorial rites will be held there Sunday at 8 pm.

The Rev. William Howall will officiate at funeral services here Monday at 2pm.

Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
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Family Group Sheet
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Husband: Josiah Fox
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Birth: abt 1847 , , New York
Census: 7 Sep 1850 Wheeler town, Steuben, New York
Census: 10 Jul 1860 Wheeler, Steuben, New York
Census: 22 Jun 1870 Wheeler town, Steuben, New York
Occupation: 1 Jun 1905 Farmer; Maxfield Hollow Rd, Wheeler Town, Steuben, New
Census: 1 Jun 1905 Maxfield Hollow Rd, Wheeler Town, Steuben, New York
Death: unknown
Marriage: bef 1880
Census (fam): 1880 Wheeler, Steuben, New York
Census (fam): 18 Apr 1900 Avoca town, Steuben, New York
Father: Christopher Fox (1805-1880)
Mother: Christina (Tina) ( ) Fox (1816- )
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Wife: Charity E. Wagner
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Birth: abt 1849 , , New York
Occupation: 1 Jun 1905 Housework; Maxfield Hollow Rd, Wheeler Town, Steuben, N
Census: 1 Jun 1905 Maxfield Hollow Rd, Wheeler Town, Steuben, New York
Death: unknown
Father:
Mother:
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Children
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1 M Charles (Charley) Fox
Birth: abt 1872 , , New York
Census: 1880 Wheeler, Steuben, New York
Death: bef 1968
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2 M William R. <P.> Fox
Birth: 20 Dec 1880 , , New York
Occupation: 1 Jun 1905 Wheelmaker; , Steuben, New York
Living: 1 Jun 1905 Main St, Avoca, Steuben, New York
Death: 1968
Burial: Avoca_Highland Cem, Avoca, Steuben, New York
Spouse: Belle Polmanteer (1883-1964)
Marriage: bef 1905
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3 M Carl Fox
Birth: abt 1886 , , , United States
Occupation: 1 Jun 1905 At Home; Maxfield Hollow Rd, Wheeler Town, Steuben, New
Census: 1 Jun 1905 Maxfield Hollow Rd, Wheeler Town, Steuben, New York
Death: bef 1968
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4 F Bessie Fox
Birth: 24 Mar 1891 Wheeler, Steuben, New York
Census: 18 Apr 1900 Avoca town, Steuben, New York
Occupation: 1 Jun 1905 At School; Maxfield Hollow Rd, Wheeler Town, Steuben, N
Census: 1 Jun 1905 Maxfield Hollow Rd, Wheeler Town, Steuben, New York
Living: 18 Mar 1965 , Steuben, New York
Living: 1968 Avoca, Steuben, New York
Death: 25 Jan 1991 Fred & Harriett Taylor Health Center, Urbana, Steuben,
Burial: Avoca_Highland Cem, Avoca, Steuben, New York
Spouse: John B. Cleland ( -1945)
Marriage: bef 1945
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Prepared 10 Oct 2005 by:
Jean Kay Morse
diamondl1938@yahoo.com
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FAMILY NOTES
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Census (fam) (1880): (1)
Census (fam) (18 Apr 1900): (2)

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HUSBAND NOTES: Josiah Fox
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Birth (abt 1847): (3)
Census (7 Sep 1850): (4)
Census (10 Jul 1860): (5)
Census (22 Jun 1870): (6)
Occupation (1 Jun 1905): (3)
Census (1 Jun 1905): Census: 01 Jun 1905, 1st E.D. Wheeler, Steuben Co NY; pg
18, line 38, head, white, male, aged 58yrs; b. US; citz; occ farmer(3)
General: Census: 07 Sep 1850, Town of Wheeler, Steuben, NY; Ancestory. Com;
Josiah Fox, age 4 yrs; male, bp NY
Census: 10 Jul 1860, P.O. Avoca, Wheeler, Steuben, NY; Ancestory. Com; Josiah
Fox, age 13 yrs; male, occ none; bp NY
Census: 22 Jun 1870, Town of Wheeler, Steuben, NY; Ancestory. Com; Josiah
Fox, age 23 yrs; male, white, farmer, bp NY ; living with his parents.
Household Record 1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation
Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Joseph FOX Self M Male W 33 NY Farmer NY NY
Charity FOX Wife M Female W 31 NY Keeping House NY NY
Charley FOX Son S Male W 7 NY NY NY
Tina FOX Dau W Female W 70 NY At Home NY NY
Samuel OXX Other S Male W 23 NY Laborer NY NY
Frank WILKES Other S Male W 21 NY Laborer NY NY
Source Information:Census Place Wheeler, Steuben, New York; Family History
Library Film1254934;NA Film Number T9-0934;Page Number 645B
Census: 18 Apr 1900, Avoca, Steuben, NY; Ancestory. Com; Josiah Fox, head,
white, male, age 63 yrs; married 39yrs; bp NY; father's bp NY; mother's bp NY;
occ own income(7)

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WIFE NOTES: Charity E. Wagner
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Birth (abt 1849): (3)
Occupation (1 Jun 1905): (3)
Census (1 Jun 1905): Census: 01 Jun 1905, 1st E.D. Wheeler, Steuben Co NY; pg
18, line 39, wife, white, female, aged 56yrs; b. US; citz; occ housework(3)
General: Household Record 1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation
Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Charity FOX Wife M Female W 31 NY Keeping House NY NY
Source Information:Census Place Wheeler, Steuben, New York; Family History
Library Film1254934;NA Film Number T9-0934;Page Number 645B
Census: 18 Apr 1900, Avoca, Steuben, NY; Ancestory. Com; Charity E. Fox, wife,
white, female, age 61 yrs; married 39 yrs; had 4 children, 4 children living; bp
NY; father's bp NY; mother's bp NY; occ none.(7)

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CHILD NOTES: Charles (Charley) Fox
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Birth (abt 1872): (1)
Census (1880): (1)
Death (bef 1968): (8)
General: Household Record 1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation
Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Charley FOX Son S Male W 7 NY NY NY
Source Information:Census Place Wheeler, Steuben, New York; Family History
Library Film1254934;NA Film Number T9-0934;Page Number 645B


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CHILD NOTES: William R. <P.> Fox
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Birth (20 Dec 1880): (3,9)
Occupation (1 Jun 1905): (3)
Living (1 Jun 1905): (3)
Death (1968): (9)
Burial: Fox, William R. 1880-1968(9)
General: Census: 01 Jun 1905, Avoca, Steuben, NY; 3rd E.D. pg 2, line 36, head,
white, male, aged 24, b. US; citz; occ wheelmaker
Obit: The Leader, Corning, NY; 1968
AVOCA = William R. Fox, 87, a retired farmer, died this morning at his home in
Avoca RD 1.
A native of the Town of Avoca, he was born Dec 20, 1880, son of Josiah and
Charity Wagner Fox.
He was a 50-year member of Avoca Lodge F&AM.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Bessie Cleland of Avoca; a daughter-in-law, Mrs.
Winifred Fox of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and a grandson, William Fox of Wallace.
Friends may call at the Bond Funeral Home in Avoca Saturday evening and Sunday
2-4 and 7-9 pm Masonic memorial rites will be held there Sunday at 8 pm.
The Rev. William Howall will officiate at funeral services here Monday at 2pm.
Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.(7)

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CHILD NOTES: Carl Fox
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Birth (abt 1886): (3)
Occupation (1 Jun 1905): (3)
Census (1 Jun 1905): Census: 01 Jun 1905, 1st E.D. Wheeler, Steuben Co NY; pg
18, line 40, son, white, male, aged 19yrs; b. US; citz; occ at home.
Death (bef 1968): (8)
General: (7)

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CHILD NOTES: Bessie Fox
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Birth (24 Mar 1891): (3)
Census (18 Apr 1900): (2)
Occupation (1 Jun 1905): (3)
Census (1 Jun 1905): Census: 01 Jun 1905, 1st E.D. Wheeler, Steuben Co NY; pg
18, line 41, daughter, white, female, aged 14yrs; b. US; citz; occ at school (8)(3)
Living (18 Mar 1965): Steuben Courier-Advocate, Bath, NY, 18 Mar 1965, pg 8A,
col 7, Avoca Personals, Mr & Mrs James Hall & family of Beaver Dam, Mrs Bessie
Cleland were weekend visitors of Mr & Mrs Hiram Schoonover.
Living (1968): (8)
General: Census: 18 Apr 1900, Avoca, Steuben, NY; Ancestory. Com; Bessie E.
Fox, daughter, white, female, age 19 yrs; single, bp NY; father's bp NY;
mother's bp NY; occ none.
Obit: Evening Tribune, Hornell, NY; 27 Jan 1991
Bessie E. Cleland, A funeral service for Bessie E. Cleland, who died Jan 25,
will be at 2 pm today in the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Avoca. Burial will be
in Highland Cemetery of Avoca.(7)

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SOURCES
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1. 1880 Census, Family History Library, Mormon Church.
2. 1900 Ancestory.com.
3. Steuben County Census Records, Bath, New York.
4. 1850 Census Ancestory.com.
5. 1860 Census Ancestory.com.
6. Ancestory.com.
7. GEDCOM file. Created on 20 FEB 2003. Imported on 20 Feb 2003.
8. Brother's Obituary.
9. Steuben County Cemetery Records, Bath, New York.

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