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Birth: Jan. 3, 1845, Batavia, Genesee County, New York.
Death: Apr. 12, 1888.
Parents: Jared W Fox (1810 - 1898), Mercy Copeland Fox (1816 - 1893).
Wife: Ella M. Trask Fox (1858 - 1941). Children: Ethel Clara Fox (____ - 1881).
Burial: Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas.
I. D. FOX came to Emporia in 1869, and the following year engaged in the book and stationery business in partnership with Mrs. E. Trask, adding piano, organ and music merchandise to the business in 1875. From 1878 to the fall of 1880 he was a partner with D. Thomas & Co., dry goods merchant, and in the spring of 1881 the firm of I. D. Fox & Co., engaged in the jewelry business.
Mr. Fox has a stock ranch on the Neosho River in Americus Township, having 130 head of hogs and 100 head of other stock. He is a native of Batavia, Genesee Co., N. Y., born January 3,1845. Prior to his removal to Kansas he had lived in Monroe, Chenango and Wayne counties, N. Y., emigrating from the latter.
He was married in Peru, Ind., November 16, 1876, to Ella M. Trask. Mr. and Mrs. Fox buried one child in 1881, Ethel Clara, aged four years. Mr. Fox settled on a farm near Carbondale, Osage County. In 1860, when he first arrived in Kansas, where he resided until he came to Emporia In 1869. His father, Jared W. Fox, still lives in Carbondale. Mrs. E. Trask, partner of Mr. Fox, and widow of Edward Trask, who was killed at the battle of Springfield, was for twelve years postmistress. Mr. and Mrs. Trask were early settlers of Butler County, Kansas.