Person:David Fox (16)

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David Burney Fox
d.4 Sep 1931 Laurel, Jones, MS
m. 24 Jun 1858
  1. William Love Fox1859 - 1829
  2. Clara Neely Fox1862 - 1886
  3. David Burney Fox1865 - 1931
  4. Hallie Theobald Fox1869 - 1921
  5. Mattie Eliza Fox1872 - 1954
m. 9 Feb 1891
  1. Nathan Jackson Fox1892 - 1893
  2. Francis O'Ferrall Fox1894 - 1968
  3. Laura Blanche Fox1896 - 1985
  4. David Burney Fox1897 - 1978
  5. Helen Bernice Fox1897 - 1972
  6. Dorothy Fox1900 - 1989
  7. Estelle Love Fox1901 - 1993
  8. William Henry Fox1909 - 1977
Facts and Events
Name David Burney Fox
Gender Male
Birth? 11 Nov 1865 Louisville, Winston, MS
Census[1] 1870 Louisville, Winston, MS
Census[2] 1880 Louisville, Winston, MS
Marriage 9 Feb 1891 to Mary Helen Hand
Death? 4 Sep 1931 Laurel, Jones, MS
Burial? Lake Park Cemetery, Laurel, Jones, MS

David Burney Fox David Burney Fox was born 11 NOV 1865, in Louisville, MS son of Nathan Jackson Fox and Eliza Levissa Love. His early training was in Louisville with his schooling taking place in his father's and mother's boarding school. He began his business career as a bookkeepper for his brother's mercantile business in Enterprise, MS. Mary Helen Hand (PIC), daughter of Alexander Trotter Hand and Eliza Mary Frances O'Ferrall was born 18 AUG 1871 in Clarke Co, MS. At the age of about 8 or 9 years, she went to Chatfield, MN, to be raised by her mother's brother and his wife, Frank and Amelia O'Ferrall. There she lived a life that was unavailable in the post Civil War South. She attended the best schools of the area, graduating in 1889 from St. Mary's Hall in Faribault, MN, having become talented in art and music. Following graduation, she visited her family in Miss, near Enterprise. While there she met David Burney Fox. It was said that 'it was love at first sight.' They were married 9 FEB 1891 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Enterprise. Shortly after Burney and Helen married, the Enterprise store shut down, and Burney took jobs as bookkeeper for several sawmill firms in Miss. and Ala. Around the turn fo the century, Burney went into the sawmill business in Jones Co, MS and the family moved to the country, near Ovett. Over the years the business expanded, and the family moved to Laurel, MS so that the children could receive an education better than available in the country. The family would live in Laurel during the winter school months, and move back to their country home for summer. David Burney Fox passed away 4 SEP 1931 and is buried at Lake Park Cemetery in Laurel, MS. After his death Helen kept house in the country for her son, Francis Fox, who continued to operate his father's timberbusiness. Helen Hand Fox passed away 12 FEB 1962 and is buried next to her husband. Notes by Helen Fox Spinks and Albert H. Spinks <Tod Franklin tod@franklinfamily.info>

References
  1. Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census. (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2003;)
    Database online. Louisville, Winston, Mississippi, post office Louisville, roll 753, page 475, image 473.

    Record for Jackson Fox _FOOT: Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003), Database online. Louisville, Winston, Mississippi, post office Louisville, roll 753, page 475, image 473.

  2. Ancestry.com. 1880 United States Federal Census. (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;)
    Database online. Louisville, Winston, MS ED 21, roll T9_669, page 14.4000, image 0223.

    Record for Nathan J. Fox household.