Biography of Helen J. Fox
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Helen Jeanette Fox is prominent in Mansfield, where she has served as librarian of the Carnegie Public Library since 1914. She was born at Hayesville, Ohio, Feb. 3, 1882, the daughter of Joseph B. and Christiana (Wallace) Fox.

Both Joseph B. Fox and his wife are deceased. They were natives of Hayesville. Mr. Fox was a well known merchant of Hayesville and in 1897 moved to Mansfield, where he engaged in the insurance business until his death in 1918. He was born in 1850. The following children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Fox: Fred H., lives at Ashland; Ralph D., deceased; George W., lives at Mansfield; Homer E., lives at Akron; Leo R., lives at Akron; and Helen Jeanette, the subject of this sketch.

Helen Jeanette Fox attended Vermillion Academy and Mansfield High School. She is a graduate of Chautauqua Library School and began her professional career as a tutor and library assistant. She has been most successful in her profession and has ably carried on the work of her predecessor, Martha Mercer.

Miss Fox is identified with the Ohio Library Association, of which she has served as secretary and vice president. She is also a member of the American Library Association, and is a member of the Fortnightly Club, Business and Professional Women's Club. She holds membership in the Presbyterian Church.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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