Biography of Charles A. Fox
Madison County, NY Biographies





Fox, Charles A., a son of Hubbard and Maria (Finch) Fox, was born in De Ruyter, April 4, 1844. His father was a native of Sherburne, Chenango county, and for some years was engaged in business as a harness maker and dealer. In 1857 he was licensed to preach the Gospel and joined the Oneida Conference, and from that time until his death in 1893 was a preacher of the Methodist faith, holding pastorates in Borodino, Fayetteville and Amber in Onondaga county; Preble and Marathon in Cortland county; Westford, Otsego county; Whitney's Point, Broome county; Smyrna and Sherburne in Cheiaango county; and at Eaton and New Woodstock in Madison county. The family originally came from Connecticut and settled first in Sherburne, Chenango county, then removed to Pitcher in the same county, where they lived on the "old Fox farm." Charles A. Fox was educated in the common schools and at Cazenovia Seminary. For about fifteen years he was engaged in farming at Preble, and in 1877 removed to New Woodstock and established the general store which he still continues. He is a Republican in politics, and has held several town offices. He is a member of the A. O. U. W., and for many years has been an official member of the New Woodstock Methodist church. He married, in 1862, Helen Banks, daughter of Alanson Banks of Preble, Cortland connty.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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