Biography of Samuel Fox
Winona County, MN Biographies

SAMUEL FOX, dealer in clothing and furniture goods. No. 22-24 East Second street. This business was established September 7, 1855, on Johnson street between Second and Third, where the Commercial Hotel now stands, and was at that time the only clothing house in the city. Four years later business was removed to Centre street, between Second and Front, and shortly afterward to the present location, where the stock was destroyed in the great fire of 1862, loss about $5,000. Immediately after the fire Mr. Fox erected his present building, of which possession was taken in 1863, although he himself did not occupy it until 1871. During these years, from 1863 to 1871, the premises were successively occupied by Charles Benson, drugs; Cushing & Cummings, boots and shoes; and Jackson & Potter, grocers. The building is a two story brick, with stone basement, seventy five feet front and seventy deep. Business, which was at first principally jobbing, changing with the demands of trade and growth of the city, is now exclusively re.tail. Mr. Fox is a native of Russian Poland, born in 1830; came to America at sixteen years of age ; was bred a clerk from his thirteenth year, and was in New York city previous to coming to this city. He is a member of the Winona board of trade and a "bachelor by profession."

The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.


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