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Dr William H. Fox, b.1814 Ireland, IRE>OH>IN>WI, d.1883 Oregon, WI

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Dr William H. Fox, b.1814 Ireland, IRE>OH>IN>WI, d.1883 Oregon, WI

Posted: 23 Sep 2005 8:43AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 24 Sep 2005 12:59AM GMT
Surnames: Fox, Lynn, Averill, Adamson, Vilas, Bryne
There is a complete biography of Dr. William H. Fox, in the "History of Dane County, Wisconsin-1906". Here an abridged version. He is referred to as one of the pioneers of Dane Co. He was born at Moate-a-Granough, County Westmeat, Ireland, Sept 1814, his parent being William and Eleanor (Lynn) Fox. Dr Fox received his eartly education from private tutors in Ireland and at 19 years of age came to America (1833), locating in Cleveland, OH. In 1839 he moved to Lima, IN and began his practice until the fall of 1841 when he came to Wisconsin and staked a claim for a farm in the Town of Fitchburg, 1 1/2 miles north of Oregon. Several brothers and sisters of the doctor came to Dane County at the same time and settled in the vicinity. His wife was Cornelia Raymond Averill of New York state. They were married Dec 1841 and moved permanently to Wisconsin in 1842. Cornelia died April, 1864. They had four daughters and one son. The second daughter, Adeline, died unmarried at 21 years old. The others were: Catherine (Mrs C.F. Adamson), of Madison; Anna (Mrs Wm F Vilas), of Madison; Lucia (Mrs John M Bryne), of Kansas City; and Arthur O Fox, of Madison. Dr William H Fox, died upon his farm near Oregon, WI in Oct 1883, and his body now lies in the Oregon cemetery overlooking his farm.

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