Biography of W. A. Fox
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





W. A. Fox, who has been in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad as station agent at Kensington for 36 years, is a member of one of Columbiana County's honored pioneer families. He was born at Hanoverton, Columbiana County, June 9, 1869, and is the son 0 Reason and Mary (Hoffee) Fox, both of whom are deceased.

W. A. Fox received his education in the schools of Hanoverton, and when a boy learned telegraphy in the Kensington station, of the Pennsylvania Railroad, at that time operated by Oliver Miller. He later served as clerk under M. Leonard, local agent, and since 1908 has been station agent.

On Nov. 12, 1894, Mr. Fox was united in marriage with Miss Eva L. Fox, the daughter of George and Myra (Combs) Fox, of Robertsville. To them were born six children, as follows: Esther, married Wyland Jones, lives in Rochester, N. Y.; Gladys, married Wade Robinson, lives at Whittier, Calif., and they have a son, Jack; Fern, married Earl Yoder, lives at Minerva, Ohio, and they have a daughter, Dorothy; Margaret, married Dwight Glass, lives at Alliance, Ohio; Earl and Curtiss, both at home.

In politics, Mr. Fox is identified with the Republican party. He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge. He is a representative citizen of the community and is well and favorably known.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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