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W.D. Fox in La Crosse Co., Wisconsin

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W.D. Fox in La Crosse Co., Wisconsin

Posted: 2 Apr 2007 10:52AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Fox, Smith
Source: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.fox/8158/mb.ashx

>From "History of La Crosse County, Wisconsin", 1881,
p. 753.

City of La Crosse

W. D. FOX, landlord of the Cameron House; is a native
of New York, having been born near Honeoye Lake,
Ontario Co., N. Y., Dec. 6, 1824. When 20 years of
age,
having completed his education, which was obtained in
the
common schools of his native place, Mr. Fox removed to
Wooster, Wayne Co., Ohio, where he resided two years,
engaged in milling. He then removed to Watertown,
Wis., and was similarly occupied until 1848, when he
became a citizen and miller of Kingston, Green Lake
Co.,
remaining here until the spring of 1858, when he went
to
Portage, and assumed charge of the Veeder House at
that place. In February, 1860, he controlled the
Railroad
Hotel of the same city, which was burned in 1863, and,
during the winter of 1865-66, was also identified with
the management of the Union Depot Restaurant of
Milwaukee. He remained there three years, at the
expiration
of which period he resumed his residence in Portage.
In March, 1880, he came to La Crosse to take charge of
the Cameron!
House, and has since been a resident of the Gateway
City. Mr. Fox was married, in December, 1856, to Miss
Alvina Smith, and has one daughter.

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