Biography of Edward A. Fox


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EDWARD A. FOX, surveyor and civil engineer, office 205 LaSalle Street, Chicago, is a native of Roxbury, Mass., and studied for his profession at Framingham Academy, Massachusetts, and since 1850 has followed it as an occupation. He came West to Quincy, ill., in 1852, was employed as an engineer and surveyor on railroads in Missouri, Iowa and Illinois for about twelve years, and in 1865 came to Chicago. For a short time he was in the employ of the city, and early in 1867 he became associated in business with Alex. Wolcott, who was then surveyor of Cook County. They continued in partnership up to 1875, since which time Mr. Fox has conducted business alone, lie was one of the proprietors and compilers of "Peltzer’s Atlas of Chicago,” published in 1872 by Peltzer, Fox & Hoffman. Mr. Fox has resided at River Forest since May, 1880. He is considered one of the leaders in his profession in this county.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.