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281. Ova Minora PIPPIN was born on 5 March 1895 in Jackson County, Tennessee.127,140 She died on 12 May 1976 at the age of 81 in Girard, Macoupin County, Illinois.5

Bobby Fox had a date of 12 May 1976 for Ora's death. He provided the place as well.

Ova has a delayed Tennessee birth certificate found on
Ova Minora Pippin was born 5 March, 1895 - Jackson Co TN. (Not 1894 as indicated in family records of her niece - 1985 is also the date in the SSDI) Her father was Kinch Pippin; her mother Jennie Dennis, both born Jackson Co, TN. Proof included the Bible of her father, Kinch Pippin, a "very old record" and affidavits of Mollie Dyer, her aunt, and L. L. Dyer, a non-relative. The documents were judged to be valid.
Mollie Dyer certified that she was age 67, the aunt of Ova Minora Pippin, and she had lived nearby and helped care of her when she was a baby. Dated 8 Aug 1942.
L.L. Dyer was age 68. He had lived a nearby neighbor at the time of the birth of Ova Minora.
They both gave their present address as Bloomington Springs, TN.
At the top of the back of the certificate is a note dated 9-24-42, Columbus G. Fox, Girard, Ill. - this was Ova'a husband.

In 1910, Ova's parents were both dead. She was living as a Servant in the home of Joe L. Petty, District 12, Jackson Co TN. She was 15. She herself had applied for the birth certificate as Ova Minora Fox, address Girard, Illinois, 18 Aug 1942.

1920 Census. Girard, Macoupin Co, IL, Hh 56
Gilman C. Vox, age 27
Ova, wife, age 25
Beulah V., daughter, age 8 years, 6 months
May M., daughter, age 6 years, 4 months.

1930 Census. Nilwood, Macoupin Co, IL, Hh 94
Gilmon Fox, age 39, married at age 19
"Oba", age 35, married at age 16
Beulah, dau, 18. May, dau, 16. Both born in Tennessee
Kenneth, son, 10. Donald, son, 6. Both born in Illinois

1940 Census. Girard, Macoupin Co, IL, Hh 403. Living at 130 W. Jefferson, which they own. They are marked as having lived in a rural area of Macoupin Co in 1935.
Gilman C. Fox, age 48, b. TN, only finished the 8th grade, Helper, Implement Co
Ova, wife, 45, b. TN, finished 6th grade
Maye U., daughter, 26, b. TN, 4 years of HS, Beauty Operator, Own shop
Donald C., son, 16, b. IL, 1 year of HS, Attendant, Service Station
Kenneth C., son, 19, b. IL, 2 years of HS, Apprentice Carpenter, Bldg. Construction
Marcella, dau-in-law, 17, b. IL

Find A Grave Memorial# 74394805
Girard Township Cemetery, Girard, Macoupin Co, IL.
Ova M. Fox - born Mar 5 1894, died May 12 1976

Ova Minora PIPPIN and Columbus Gilman FOX were married on 25 September 1910 in Jackson County, Tennessee. Columbus Gilman FOX, son of Sidney Columbus FOX and Michel Candis JACKSON, was born on 21 October 1891 in Jackson County, Tennessee. He died on 8 June 1971 at the age of 79 in Girard, Macoupin County, Illinois.

5 Jun 1917 World War I Draft Registration
Gilman Fox lived at RFD 3, Gainesboro, TN. He was 34, born 21 Oct 1891 in Gainesboro. He was a farmer and had a wife and two children to support. Description: Tall, slender, blue eyes, light hair

World War II Draft Registration
Columbus Gilman Fox lived at 130 E. Jefferson, Girard, Macoupin Co, Illinois. He was age 50, born 21 Oct 1891 in Jackson Co, TN. He was self-employed. Ova Fox would always know his address.

Columbus Fox is in the SSDI. Born 21 Oct 1891, died Jun 1971, Girard, IL. His card was issued in Illinois.
Buried Girard Township Cemetery.
C. Gilman Fox, born Oct 21, 1891, died Jun 8, 1971

Ova Minora PIPPIN and Columbus Gilman FOX had the following children:



Beulah V. FOX.



Eula Maye FOX.



Carl Kenneth FOX.



Donald C. FOX.