Biography of George W. Fox
Marseilles Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

GEORGE W. FOX was born in Richland County, May, 17, 1849, son of Augustus G. and Louisa (Dorm) Fox, early settlers of Richland and this county (1854), where they still reside. They are the parents of five children, George W. being the second. He received instruction in the district schools, afterward attending the Delaware College two terms; also at Republic, Ohio, and the Ada NormaL He began teaching in his nineteenth year, and has continued in the profession most of the time since, teaching seven successive terms near home four terms in the home district. He was married, March 27, 1878, to Agnes L. Vanorsdall, daughter of Abram and Ruth (Snider) Vanorsdall (see sketch, Jackson Township). They have two children; Ray A., born June 2, 1880; Cora E., March 31, 1882. He purchased his farm of 160 acres, paying $5,000. in 1876, and since his marriage has been more or less engaged in agricultural pursuits; farm well stocked and improved, valued at $9,000. Politically, Mr. Fox is a Democrat, and, with his wife, a member of the York Street Christian Union Church. Mrs. Fox also taught nine terms of school and has done much for the mutual success of herself and husband.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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