14. Documentation for Daniel Alexander Fox
(13 Jan 1860 to 29 Jul 1932)
father of Ethel Belle Fox
(06 Oct 1892 to 25 Jan 1971)



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Daniel Alexander Fox was born January 13, 1860, in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.(1) He was the son of John L. Fox and Susannah Hiligass.(2) Daniel married Elizabeth Jane Ricketts on April 1, 1881, in Fountain County, Indiana.(3) Elizabeth was the daughter of Jacob Ricketts and Melissa Barnard. Elizabeth was born on October 18, 1861, in Vermillion County, Indiana.(4)

Daniel and Elizabeth Fox were the parents of
five children. Kenneth Benjamin Fox was born November 17, 1882, in Gessie, Highland Township,Vermillion County, Indiana. He died September 30, 1971, in Richmond, Indiana. He married Virga Butche in 1900. Virga was born August 4, 1885, and died November 2, 1983, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (5)

Ernest Daniel Fox was born December 1, 1885 near Gessie, Vermillion County, Indiana. He married Lola Frances Jackson on January 8, 1908, in Vermilion County, Illinois. She was born January 1, 1890, and died June 28, 1943. Ernest died October 3, 1940, at Lakeview Hospital in Danville, Illinois. He is buried at Niccum Cemetery in Vermilion County, Illinois. (6)

William Edward Fox was born Jan 5, 1888, and died Apr 16, 1974. He married Marguerite Clem on Feb 10, 1909, in Danville, IL. She was born Mar 9, 1894, in Mound Township, Warren County, IN. She died Jan 27, 1970, at Danville, IL. Her parents were Augustus Elmer Clem and Malinda Lloyd Cunningham. William and Marguerite are both buried at the Lower Mound Cemetery west of Covington, Indiana. (
7)

Ethel Belle Fox was born on October 6, 1892. On February 3, 1917, Ethel Belle Fox married Robert William Gouty. He was the son of Joseph P. Gouty and Luella Marie Hartman. Robert was born August 26, 1889, in Gessie, Vermilion County, Indiana. (8)

Ruby Dale Fox was born December 13, 1896. She died November 12, 1990, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She married Everett Hines on April 10, 1920, in Covington, Indiana. Everett was born July 30, 1894, and died April 5, 1963. Both Everett and Ruby are buried in the Lower Mound Cemetery west of Covington, Indiana. (
9)

Elizabeth Jane (Ricketts) Fox
burned to death on Tuesday, February 28, 1922, when her clothes caught fire from the kitchen stove and she ran onto the back porch and fell upon a bottle of gasoline.(10) Daniel Alexander Fox died July 29, 1932, in Covington, Indiana.(11) Both Daniel and Elizabeth Fox are buried in Hopewell Cemetery west of Covington, Indiana. The will of Daniel Alexander Fox lists the names of all of his children and is recorded in the Vermillion County, Indiana Court House.(12)

Daniel A. Fox is listed in the 1880 Indiana Federal census as age 20, living at home with his parents, John L. Fox and Susannah Fox, in Highland Township, Vermillion County.(
13). Daniel A. Fox is listed in the 1920 Indiana Federal census as age 60, living with his wife, Lizzie J. Fox, and Ruby D. Fox, a daughter.(14) Daniel also is listed in the 1930 Indiana federal census, Vermillion County, Highland, Dist. 18, p. 220, sheet 1A: household of son-in-law Everett Hines. Daniel was listed as age 70, widowed.(15)
Children (
Fox) born in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana:
i. Kenneth Benjamin, born November 17, 1882
ii.
Ernest Daniel Fox, born December 1, 1885
iii. William Edward, born January 5, 1888
iv.
Ethel Belle, born October 6, 1892
v.
Ruby Dale, born December 13, 1896


ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL to support the RELATIONSHIP between
DANIEL ALEXANDER FOX and his daughter ETHEL BELLE FOX


1) Death Certificate for Ethel B. Gouty, 25 January 1971 signed by her daughter, Mavis Lorene (Gouty) Older, which lists Daniel A. Fox and Elizabeth Ricketts as her parents.

2) Obituary Notice from Covington (IN) Republican Newspaper, front page, column one (probably about Mar 1, 1922) for Elizabeth Jane (Ricketts) Fox. Names Dan Fox as husband and Ethel as a daughter.

3)
Marriage records, Fountain County Court House, Covington, Indiana, Book 8, #350, April 1, 1881, Daniel Alexander Fox and Elizabeth Jane Ricketts. Fountain County, Indiana, Index to Marriage Record 1848 - 1920 Inclusive Volume I Letters A - G Inclusive, W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerks Office Covington Compiled by Indiana Works Projects Administration 1941, County: Fountain, Name: Daniel A Fox, Spouse: Lizzie J Ricketts, Marriage Date: 01 Apr 1881, Book: 8, Original Source Page: 350.

4) Daniel A. Fox obituary and article in July 29, 1932, newspaper, probably Covington, Indiana, or Danville, Illinois. Lists five surviving children including Mrs. Ethel Gouty of Foster, IN. Daniel A. Fox obituary, Reel #182072, Covington (Indiana) Republican, January 1931 - December 1932, 05 August 1932. Names Mrs. Everett Hines as a daughter.

5) Will of Daniel Alexander Fox, Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, Court House, page 218, record number 6, August 1, 1932. Names Ethel Gouty as a daughter.

6) The Fox Genealogy including the Metherd, Benner, and Leiter descendants, giving biographies of the first and second generations, with sketches of the third generation, compiled by D. G. Fox, 1914. (n.p) 1924. 1 p. 1., (5)-172 p. 20 com. 37-9439 CS71.F79 1924 Library of Congress. Information included in The Fox Genealogy was collected about 1914 and was done at the time Ethel Belle Fox and her father Daniel Alexander Fox were alive.

7) Warren County, Indiana, File No. 1391, Abraham L. Ricketts, Administrator of Estate of Melissa J. Ricketts. Filed January 29, 1924, FD6, page 152, B54. Ethel Fox is named as a grand-daughter.

8) Ethel Belle (Fox) Gouty Family Bible in the possession of Curtis Lynn Older. Copies of pages from the Ethel Belle Fox Family Bible are in a CD-rom disc entitled Fox's Gap in Maryland, which is at the Frederick County Historical Society, Frederick, Maryland.

9) Issue 9, Volume 1, News from Fox's Gap, published by The Society of the Descendants of Frederick Fox of Fox's Gap in Maryland, page 19, "The Children of Daniel Alexander Fox and Elizabeth Jane Ricketts", by Curtis Lynn Older. Copy at Frederick County, Maryland, Historical Society.

10) 1900 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Roll T623_408, Page 6A, Enumeration District 93, enumerated June 11 and 12, 1900, by John L. Webster. Lists Ethel B. Fox as a daughter of Daniel A. Fox and Elizabeth J. Fox.

11) 1910 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Series T624, Roll 384, Part 1, Page 161A, enumerated April 20 and 21, 1910, by Jno. L. Webster. Lists Ethel B Fox as a daughter of Daniel A. Fox and Elizabeth J. Fox.

12) Article by Carmen (Hines) Abernathey, daughter of Ruby Dale (Fox) Hines, granddauther of Daniel Alexander Fox, published in New from Fox’s Gap, Issue 2, Bolume I, December 1, 1996. Copy in CD-rom entitled Fox’s Gap in Maryland at Hagerstown, Maryland library.


REFERENCES

1. Ethel Belle (Fox) Gouty Family Bible in the possession of Curtis Lynn Older. Copies of pages from the Ethel Belle Fox Family Bible are in a CD-rom disc entitled Fox's Gap in Maryland, which is at the Frederick County Historical Society, Frederick, Maryland.

2. Ibid; The Fox Genealogy including the Metherd, Benner, and Leiter descendants, giving biographies of the first and second generations, with sketches of the third generation, compiled by D. G. Fox, 1914. (n.p) 1924. 1 p. 1., (5)-172 p. 20 com. 37-9439 CS71.F79 1924 Library of Congress.

3. Ibid; Marriage records, Fountain County Court House, Covington, Indiana, Book 8, #350, April 1, 1881, Daniel Alexander Fox and Elizabeth Jane Ricketts. Fountain County, Indiana, Index to Marriage Record 1848 - 1920 Inclusive Volume I Letters A - G Inclusive, W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerks Office Covington Compiled by Indiana Works Projects Administration 1941, County: Fountain, Name: Daniel A Fox, Spouse: Lizzie J Ricketts, Marriage Date: 01 Apr 1881, Book: 8, Original Source Page: 350.

4. Ibid.

5. The Fox Genealogy by Daniel Gebhart Fox; Issue 9, Volume 1, News from Fox's Gap, published by The Society of the Descendants of Frederick Fox of Fox's Gap in Maryland, page 19, "The Children of Daniel Alexander Fox and Elizabeth Jane Ricketts", information provided by Mildred Fox Metcalf, daughter of Kenneth Fox; Carmen Abernathey, daughter of Ruby Dale Fox; Dellie J. Craig, grand-daughter of William Fox; and Curtis L. Older, grandson of Ethel Belle Fox.

6. Ibid.

7. Ibid; Issue 1, Volume 1, News from Fox's Gap, page 6, "Descendants of William Edward Fox" by Dellie Jean Fox Craig.

8. The Fox Genealogy by Daniel Gebhart Fox; Issue 9, Volume 1, News from Fox's Gap, published by The Society of the Descendants of Frederick Fox of Fox's Gap in Maryland, page 19, "The Children of Daniel Alexander Fox and Elizabeth Jane Ricketts", by Curtis Lynn Older.

9. Ibid.

10. Covington (Indiana) Republican Newspaper, obituary notice, front page, column one, probably about March 1, 1922; The Ethel Belle Fox Gouty Family Bible.

11. Ethel Belle (Fox) Gouty Family Bible; Daniel A. Fox obituary, Reel #182072, Covington (Indiana) Republican, January 1931 - December 1932, August 5, 1932.

12. Will of Daniel Alexander Fox, Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, Court House, page 218, record number 6, August 1, 1932.

13. 1880 Indiana Federal census, Highland Township, Vermillion County, enumerated June 8, 1880, by Joshua Lewis.

14. 1920 Indiana Federal census, Highland Township, Vermillion County, enumerated February 13, 1920, by Dale E. Hughes.

15. 1930 Indiana Federal census, Highland Township, Vermillion County, District 18, page 220, sheet 1A, household of Everett Hines.