Person:Helen Fox (9)

Helen Bernice Fox
d.22 May 1972 Cleveland, MS
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 Helen Bernice Fox
Gender Female
Birth[1] 19 Nov 1897 Yellow Pine, Washington, AL
Marriage to Albert Grady Spinks
Death[1] 22 May 1972 Cleveland, MS
Burial? Lake Park Cemetery, Laurel, Jones, MS

Helen Burnice Fox grew up in a lumberman's family near Ovett, Ms, and later in Laurel, MS. She attended grade school in Ovett and later in Laurel where she graduated from high school. In 1919 she graduated in Chemistry from Industrial Institute and College of Mississippi (Later Miss. State College for Women-MSCW), finishing in 3 years. She took additional courses at the University of Chicago, Colorado Agricultural College, and Cornell University. She started study on her MA degree at Columbia University in New York City in June 1925 and received that degree in June of 1926.

The fall of 1926, Helen Bernice Fox began teaching chemistry and science at Ensley High School in Birmingham, AL. That career was cut short by her marriage, 23rd of December of that year. In 1946, he bought a farm known as Dry Bayou Plantation located on HW-8 between Pace and Rosedale, MS, where he and his wife lived out their lives.

Both Albert and Helen Spinks were active in church and civic affairs of Bolivar Co. Ms, and of the Miss. Delta. Albert was a deacon in the Rosedale Baptist Church, and was an active Rotarian. He served for a number of years on the local loan approval board of the Federal Land Bank. Helen was active in DAR and in the Episcopal Church.

Albert Grady Spinks passed away 12 SEP 1970, and Helen Fox Spinks passed away 22 MAY 1972. Both are buried at Lake Park Cemetery in Laurel, Ms. (from:

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