Randolph County, Indiana
A Winchester Newspaper
Mrs. Mary Fox died at her home in Winchester, Sunday morning, March 27, 1927, aged 74 years. Mrs. Fox suffered a stroke of paralysis about three weeks ago. She was the widow of Samuel D. Fox. She is survived by two daughters, Miss Ella Fox, at home; Mrs. Winifred Allen, of Dayton, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. Kate Lafferty and Miss Ella McDonald, both of this city. The funeral was held at St. Mary Catholic church Wednesday morning, conducted by the Rev. Father Shea. Burial was in Fountain Park cemetery.
March 31, 1927
MRS. MARY FOX
Contributed by Gina Richardson
A Randolph County Area Newspaper
A noble life went forth to its reward when Samuel D. Fox died Sunday afternoon after an illness of but a few hours. Few knew of his
illness and the news that the Death Angel had touched the kindly heart of one
beloved by all was a distinct shock to the community.
January 7, 1915
A Noble Life Is Stilled in Death
Samuel D. Fox Dies Suddenly at Home Sunday –
Close of an Honorable Career
Mr. Fox was taken ill Saturday evening after returning home from his office in the city building. After doing the evening chores about his home he complained of several pains in his abdomen. He grew worse rapidly and the family physician was called. Mr. Fox was found to be in a serious condition and was ordered to bed by his physician. His heart action was quite weak and he seemed to suffer intensely with the pain in his abdomen. It is thought peritonitis developed. He continued to grow worse until relieved by death shortly after the noon hour Sunday.
No man in Winchester was more widely known than Samuel D. Fox. For sixteen years he has held the position of city clerk. He was an active member of Summers lodge, No. 638, F. and A. M., Knights of Pythias lodge, I.O.O.F, and its subordinates, I.O.R.M, Haymakers and the Grand Army of the Republic. He had served, as secretary for the past first four orders for years and his services will be greatly missed by the lodge members.
The deceased came to Winchester in the year 1860 with his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Charles Fox, from Lebanon, Pa., and accepted employment as a stone cutter with D. E. Hoffman, now owner of the Winchester Marble Works. At the outbreak of the rebellion he enlisted into the heavy artillery with Company F, Thirty-fourth Pennsylvania regiment, and served throughout the war. At the close of the war he returned to Winchester, and again was employed as stone cutter.
Mr. Fox was seventy-three years of age and is survived by his widow, and two daughters, Mrs. O. J. Allen, of Dayton, O., and Miss Ella Fox, of this city. He was a man of strict integrity and did his duty in both public and private life to the best of his ability.
He was a useful man and contributed to the welfare and progress of the community. His friends were legion and he will be missed by the community at large. The obituary of the deceased will be published in next week’s issue.
Funeral services were conducted at the family residence on West Washington street Wednesday afternoon at two-thirty o’clock by Rev. J. H. Wilson, pastor of the Main Street Christian church. The funeral was largely attended, attesting the high esteem in which he was held by his fellowmen. The remains were laid to rest in Fountain Park cemetery.
Contributed by Bob Lykins
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