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Fox, Walter, was born in Herkimer county, N. Y., June 12, 1838. His father, Benjamin Fox, was also a native of that county and through life was identified as a farmer. He married Margaret A., daughter of Neal McNeal of Herkimer county and was one of the practical and successful farmers of his town. Walter Fox was educated in the common and select schools and at the age of twenty, in 1859, came to Alexandria Bay and entered the employ of H. Sisson in the mercantile business. In 1863 he formed a partnership with Mr. Sisson and purchased his interest in 1884, having remained in the same store for thirty-eight years. In 1865 he married Maria A. Hastings, and they have one daughter, Mrs. James Munroe Smith, now a resident of Watertown, N. Y. Mr. Fox is one of the conservative men of his town, always taking an intelligent interest in educational and religious institutions and has ever advanced the best interest of his town and its people, always taking an active interest in public and private improvements in his village and town.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898