FOX, George Dallas

FOX, George Dallas

Male 1859 - 1922  (63 years)

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  • Name FOX, George Dallas 
    Born 28 Jan 1859  Logan Run, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • From Floyd's History of Northumberland County 1911: G. DAL FOX, proprietor of one of the most up-to-date jewelry stores in Northumberland county, is an enterprising citizen of Milton. He was born in Rush township, this county, Jan. 28, 1859, son of Joseph and Hannah (Zehnder) Fox.

      The immigrant ancestor of this branch of the Fox family settled in Germantown, Pa., and from there entered the service of the Colonies during the struggle for independence. George Fox, grandfather of G. Dal, settled in Shamokin township, Northumberland county, and there followed farming. He and his wife are buried at Irish Creek in that township. Their children were: Jacob; Martin, who served in the Civil war; Joseph; Matilda; Susan; Rachel; and Polly.

      Joseph Fox, son of George, was born in 1826, and died in 1904, and is buried at Milton. He was a miller by trade, and followed that occupation at Roaring Creek in Rush township. Afterward he bought the Vastine mill at Catawissa, located four miles east of Danville on the Shamokin road. Later he came to Milton, where he died. He married Hannah Zehnder, daughter of John Zehnder, who was born in Germany. Their children were:, Emma, who married W. H. Aten; Clara B., wife of Robert Foresman, of Scranton, Pa.; G. Dal; Sue E., who married Jacob Dreshem, of White Deer, Union county; Josephine, deceased, wife of E. P. Hilliard; and James S., business partner of G. Dal, and a resident of Milton.

      G. Dal Fox attended the schools of Rush township and Lewisburg College. After leaving school he began his preparation for commercial work by working as a clerk, continuing at this for fourteen years, three of which were spent in a general store, and the rest of the time in a hardware store.

      In 1902 he engaged in the jewelry business and has a most complete establishment, carrying a fine line of first-class goods. He also deals in fine hammer and hammerless guns, cutlery, fishing tackle and general sporting goods. His brother is his partner and these two young men have a fine patronage, one in fact that is drawn from far beyond the confines of the town of Milton.

      Mr. Fox was elected tax receiver of Milton on the Democratic ticket, and served three terms, making nine years in all, and this in spite of the large Republican majority usually polled in the borough. Fraternally Mr. Fox is very prominent, and as well very popular. He is a member of Lodge No. 913, B. P. O. E., of Milton, and represented his lodge at Los Angeles, Cal., in the summer of 1909, his trip and visit to the coast covering a period of six weeks. He is also a member of Castle No. 256, Knights of the Golden Eagle.
    Census (desc) 1880  White Deer Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living with his parents and working as a miller 
    Census (desc) 1900  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    living at 711 N Front St. and working as a sporting goods dealer 
    Census (desc) 1910  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    living at 711 N Front St. and working as a retail jeweler 
    Census (desc) 1920  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    living at 711 N Front St. and working as a retail jeweler 
    _UID 02EFBF466D5C3A4A8CE8109409515D8D9F69 
    Died 8 May 1922 
    Person ID I2375  Milton Families
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2013 

    Father FOX, Joseph C.,   b. 1825, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1901  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother ZEHNDER, Hannah,   b. 1833, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1846 
    Family ID F835  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CALDWELL, Mary Isabel,   b. 1869,   d. 1945  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1890  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. FOX, Sarah Caldwell,   b. 27 Apr 1891, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1977  (Age 86 years)
     2. FOX, Joseph Dallas,   b. 9 Sep 1895, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1967  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F683  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 951.

    2. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 14 Ward 1.

    3. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 11 Ward 1.

    4. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 17 Ward 1.