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159. Obed Nathan FOX60,123,124,125 was born on 13 October 1881 in Jackson County, Tennessee.123,124 He died on 22 December 1956 at the age of 75 in Coalinga, Fresno County, California.124

Obed is a first cousin to brothers Leslie & Gilman who married Mary Etta's sisters Hattie & Ova.

1900 Census. Found still at home with parents. Age 18.

1910 Census, Jackson Co TN, District 12, p.145B, Household 150. Obed N. Fox, age 28, married 2 years. Mary E., wife, age 19, 1 child. Omer C. age 1 year 2 months.

World War I Draft Registration. Obed Nasor Fox, of Gainesboro, Jackson, TN. was age 37, born 13 Oct 1881. Farming. Etter Fox was his nearest relative. Signed O. N. Fox. Not filed out on back with date, description.

Jackson Co TN 1920 Census with Mary E. & first 4 children.

1930 Census. Dist 10, jackson, TN, Hh 114
Obed Fox, age 48, married at age 26.
Etta, wife, 39, married at 18
Omer C., son, age 21, married at 19
Uler, dau-in-law, age 17, married at 15
Vestal, son, 17, married at 15
Lara C., dau-in-law, 17, married at 15
Willard, son, 13.
Luceel, dau, age 9.
Vida, dau, age 7
James K., son, age 6 months. I believe James is a grandson, probably son of Omer..

1940 Census. Cookeville, Putnam, TN, Hh 133
Live at 208 Chestnut Street - lived in the same place in 1935
Obed Fox, age 58, 8th grade education, employment is odd jobs, any place
Etta, wife, 49, 8th grade education, seamstress, shirt factory
Vida, dau, 17. Ruby, dau, 8.

Buried Grangeville Cemetery, Armona, CA


Obed Nathan FOX and Mary Etta PIPPIN were married on 29 December 1907 in Jackson County, Tennessee.126 Mary Etta PIPPIN125, daughter of KINCHEN PIPPIN and GENEVA DELL "JENNIE" DENNIS, was born on 29 September 1890 in Jackson County, Tennessee.124,127 She died on 28 January 1984 at the age of 93 in Kern County, California.59,124

There is a "Delayed Birth Certificate" from the state of Tennessee, digital, at Ancestry.com.
Mary Etta Pippin was born, rural Jackson County, District 12, on 29 Sep 1980. Her parents were married and she was the 4th child of this mother. [She was the 3rd child unless her parents lost an unknown child and there does not seem to be an interval when such a child could have been born.] Her father was Kinch Pippin; her mother Geneva Dennis - both born in Jackson County, TN.

Buried Grangeville Cemetery, Armona, Kings County, CA.

Obed Nathan FOX and Mary Etta PIPPIN had the following children:

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Omer C. FOX was born on 27 January 1909 in Jackson County, Tennessee.124,126 He died on 10 December 1945 at the age of 36 in Coalinga, Fresno County, California.124

Had been married two years by 1930, but he and his wife were living with his parents. Likely James K. Fox, age 6/12, listed as a son of Obed, was actually a grandchild and their child.

Buried Grangeville Cemetery, Armona, Kings, CA, with his son James Kenneth, b. 29 Sep 1929, Jackson Co TN, died 10 Dec 1945.

Omer C. Fox was born to Mary Etta Pippin and Obed Nathan Fox in Tennessee. He married Eula Mae Mayberry September 15, 1928 in Jackson, Tennessee. Omer and Eula Mae moved to Cookeville, Tennessee when Gilbert was 1 1/2 years old. Omer worked off and on in Detroit and when he came back, he bootlegged. Raymond and Donald were born on Chestnut Street in Cookeville, Tennessee.
In 1944 they moved to Coalinga, California looking for work and because of Gilbert's health. Grandma and Grandpa Fox lived there already and they moved into their garage until the could find a house to rent. Omer and Eula Mae had 5 children.
Omer and his son James Kenneth were killed in a car accident December 10, 1945 in Coalinga, California. Omer was 36 years old, and his son James Kenneth was 16.

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Nathan Clyde FOX was born on 1 August 1910. He died on 9 November 1990 at the age of 80 in Cocke County, Tennessee.110

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Vestal Lee FOX was born on 18 August 1912.

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James Willard FOX was born on 31 March 1917. He died on 15 March 1979 at the age of 61 in Los Angeles, California.110

Married 4 Mar 1939 in Lucas Co, Ohio, to Ida Gray. James was 22, son of O. N. Fox and Mary Pippin; Ida was 22, daughter of Grover Gray & Elizabeth Free. Neither had been married before.

James W. Fox is buried Grangeville Cemetery, Armona, Kings Co, CA
He was a veteran of World War II: MM2 US Navy

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Lucille FOX was born on 6 August 1920.

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Vida Marie FOX was born on 29 December 1922. She died on 19 August 1992 at the age of 69 in Fresno, Fresno County, California.110

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Ruby Nell FOX was born on 16 July 1931.