Biography of Dr. Frank E. Fox
Oswego County, NY Biographies

Frank Edward Fox, M. D., deceased, was actively engaged in the practice of medicine at Fulton for many years, and was a representative citizen of Oswego County. He was born at Rose, N. Y., Nov. 1, 1876, the son of Fred and Permelia (Falkey) Fox.

Louis Philip Fox was born in Alsace-Lorraine. He was educated there and served as chaplain in the French army. He came to this country in early life and became a prosperous farmer at Rose, Wayne County, N. Y. He enlisted and served throughout the Civil War. He later married Miss Lena Horn, who was of German descent. Both are deceased and are buried in Ferguson Cemetery, Rose. Their children were: 1. George, who died in California. 2. Lena, married Cornelius Barton, of Lyons, N. Y. 3. Fred, mention of whom is made below. 4. Louis, lived at Lyons. 5. Saloma, married Ovid Jeffers, of Galena, N. Y. 6. Carrie, married Henry Loucks, of Brooklyn. 7. Louise, married William Goetzman, of Galena. 8. Charles, married Mary Licks. 9. Jennie, married John W. Stewart, of Lyons. 10. William, died at the age of 19 years. 11. Charlotte, died in infancy.

Fred Fox was born at Rose, N. Y. He became one of the most prosperous farmers of Wayne County, and was a prominent citizen of Wolcott, N. Y. He married Miss Cornelia Falkey, and they were the parents of five children, of whom Frank Edward, the subject of this sketch, was the youngest.

Frank Edward Fox obtained his early education in the public schools of Wolcott. He studied medicine at the Baltimore Medical College, from which he was graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1901. During the following year he was surgeon for the Maryland Steel Company, at Sparrows Point, Md., and in 1902 Dr. Fox located in Fulton. He continued in practice here until the time of his death.

Dr. Fox was mayor of Fulton during 1912-14, and served during the World War with the rank of first lieutenant in the medical corps, U. S. Army. He spent 15 months in overseas duty and was discharged with the rank of major. Dr. Fox was president of the local board of health, and was a prominent member of the fifth district, New York Medical Society, Oswego County Medical Society, Fulton Academy of Medicine, New York State Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. He also belonged to Phi Chi fraternity. In 1903 Dr. Fox married Miss May Belle Wetmore, of Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Samuel and Mary Wetmore. They had three sons: 1. F. Edward, M. D., mention of whom is made below. 2. George F., born April 22, 1907; he was accidently killed in January, 1912. 3. Wayne W., born June 23, 1908, a graduate of the Secondary School of Fulton, and in 1925 was graduated from Fulton High School as salutatorian of his class. In 1929 he was graduated from Harvard University, with degree of A. B. He is now a junior in the Cornell University College of Medicine and member of Phi Chi Medical Fraternity.

Dr. Fox was affiliated with B. P. O. Elks, Knights of Pythias, American Legion, and Masonic Lodge. He was a Republican and held membership in the Methodist Episcopal Church of Fulton and was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

F. Edward Fox attended the Fulton High School. He is a graduate of Dean Academy, in 1922 at Franklin, Mass., and received the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine at Syracuse University, B. A. degree in 1926, having received his medical degree in June, 1930. After a year as interne at Holy Name Hospital at Teaneck, N. J., Dr. Fox returned to Fulton to carry on the practice which had been established by his father.

On May 27, 1929, Dr. Fox married Miss Dorothy Ann Bird, of Oswego, a graduate of Lee Memorial Hospital, class of 1927. She is the daughter of Jesse and Cora (McDonald) Bird. The former lives retired at Oswego. The latter died in September, 1929.

Dr. Fox is identified with the Oswego County, New York State, and American Medical Association. He is a member of the First Methodist Church and is a Republican in politics. In January, 1932, he was appointed health officer and city physician of Fulton, N. Y.


The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932

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