Fox, Benjamin F. died 1887
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 10/18/2014 at 00:39:39
Our citizens were greatly shocked on Tuesday to learn of the death of B.F. Fox, which occurred at his home in McGregor, on Tuesday morning at two o'clock, and it was the more a painful surprise from the fact that e had not been confined to his house by sickness.
Mr. Fox was a member of the United States petit jury, for the term now being held at Dubuque, but not feeling well, he was excused the latter part of last week, for one week. On Monday evening he was about the streets of McGregor, looking for watchers to set up with his old friend and neighbor, D.B. Dawson, who was in a critical condition. After securing watchers for the night he went home and retired. Later he complained of feeling unwell, and at two o'clock he breathed his last. Death was caused by heart disease.
We are without full particulars in regard to Mr. F's., age and birth place, but for many years he was a resident of Garnavillo township, living on a farm just outside of the town of Garnavillo. Here he reared his family, but about six years ago removed to McGregor.
In political matters Mr. Fox was a sterling democrat, and in 1857 was elected recorder of Clayton county on the democratic ticket, but 11 votes being cast against him out of a total of over 2000 polled at that election. He was a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellow lodges.
He leaves a wife and two daughters to mourn his loss. The funeral, we learn, will be held on Thursday, and the remains of an honest, noble man, will be returned to the earth from which it came. His memory will be ever kept green by his hundreds of friends and admirers all over Clayton county.
~Elkader Register, April 21, 1887
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