15. Documentation for Elizabeth Jane Ricketts
(18 Oct 1861 to 28 Feb 1922)
mother of Ethel Belle Fox
(06 Oct 1892 to 25 Jan 1971)



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Elizabeth Jane Ricketts was born October 18, 1861, Vermillion County, Indiana.(
1) She was the daughter of Jacob Ricketts and Melissa Barnard.(2) Elizabeth Jane Ricketts married Daniel Alexander Fox on April 1, 1881.(3) Daniel Alexander Fox was the son of John L. Fox and Susannah Hiligass.(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, at the home of Everett and Ruby (Fox) Hines.(11) Both Daniel and Elizabeth Fox are buried in Hopewell Cemetery west of Covington, Indiana. Their tombstone is near that of John L. Fox and his wife Susannah Hillegas. The will of Daniel Alexander Fox lists the names of all of his children and is recorded in the Vermillion County, Indiana Court House, Newport, Indiana.(12)

Elizabeth Jane Ricketts, age 8, is listed in the 1870 U. S. Federal Census for Indiana, Highland Township, Vermillion County, living with her parents, Jacob and Melissa (Barnard) Ricketts, (
13). The 1870 census record indicates that Elizabeth Jane was a twin sister to Abraham Lincoln Ricketts. Elizabeth Jane Ricketts is listed in the 1880 U. S. Federal Census for Indiana, Mound Township, Warren County, enumerated June 11, 1880, by George W. Main. Her age is listed as 19 and she was living with her parents, Jacob and Melissa (Barnard) Ricketts, (14).

The 1900 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, East part, enumerated June 11 & 12, 1900, John L. Webster, shows Elizabeth J. Fox, age 38, born in October 1861, mother of five children, all five living in 1900.
(15) The 1910 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, enumerated April 20 and 21, 1910 by Jno. L. Webster, shows Elizabeth J. Fox, wife, female, white, age 48, mother of 5 children, 5 living, born in Indiana, father born in Indiana, mother born in Indiana.(16) Lizzie J. Fox (Elizabeth Jane Fox) is listed in the 1920 U. S. Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, age 60, living with her husband, Daniel A. Fox, and Ruby D. Fox, a daughter.(17) Daniel Alexander Fox should be listed in the 1930 U. S. Federal Census for Indiana.

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

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. 1870 U. S. Federal Census for Indiana, Highland Township, Vermillion County, Post Office - Perrysville, enumerated June 24, 1870; 1880 U. S. Federal Census for Indiana, Warren County, Mound Township, enumerated June 11, 1880 by George W. Main.

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; 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.

4. The Fox Genealogy, page 96.

5. The Fox Genealogy, page 96; 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.

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. 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; Issue 2, Volume 1, News from Fox's Gap, published by The Society of the Descendants of Frederick Fox of Fox's Gap in Maryland, page 5.

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. 1870 U. S. Federal Census for Indiana, Highland Township, Vermillion County, Post Office - Perrysville, enumerated June 24, 1870.

14. 1880 U. S. Federal Census for Indiana, Warren County, Mound Township, enumerated June 11, 1880 by George W. Main.

15. 1900 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, East part, enumerated June 11 & 12, 1900, John L. Webster.

16. 1910 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, enumerated April 20 and 21, 1910 by Jno. L. Webster.

17. 1920 Indiana Federal census, Highland Township, Vermillion County, enumerated February 13, 1920, by Dale E. Hughes.