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Fox Cousins: Stephen A.D., Albert B. & William E. Fox Adams - Terre Haute, Indiana
William Edgar and Albert Byron Fox, are grandsons of Elizabeth F. (Daily) and her husband Stephen Stratton, and sons of Abraham R. Fox and Sarah Isabel (Stratton). Stephen A.D. Fox, is the son of Basel Fox and Amanda (Bell).

Albert, the eldest, was born in Reelsville, Putnam Co., Indiana on 07 Aug 1861 and was married to Laura Jane Girton on 27 Dec 1887 in that county. Born on 26 Dec 1862 in Reelsville, she was the daughter of George Girton and Barbara Ellen (Weaver) and sister of Sarah Margaret who married Henry Mercer. She and Albert were the parents of three children: Vernon E., Loren O., and Hazel A. Fox who were born in Indiana. By 1900 the family had moved to Pierce Co., North Dakota where Albert passed away in Rugby on 12 Jan 1947.

William Edgar Fox, the youngest son, and second oldest child of Abraham and Sarah, was born in Reelsville, Putnam Co., Indiana on 02 Jan 1865. He and his brother Albert engaged extensively in the machinery business, operating mills and threshing machines in Putnam and Clay counties. They were the first to introduce new farm and other machinery into their section of the country in the way of threshers, hullers and stackers, and conducted a merchandise business at Reelsville, Indiana where they opened a general hardware and implement business. A resident of Rugby, North Dakota and a locomotive foreman, William married Anah "Grace" Bump, a teacher and daughter of Darwin L., and Harriet (Phelps) in Postdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York on 28 Oct 1914. They were the parents of William R. and Edward Gleason Fox. William E. Fox died in Rugby on 13 Jan 1930 when he was struck by a locomotive near the Round House a week earlier, on January 6th.

Stephen A.D. Fox was born in Pottawattamie Co., Iowa on 30 Oct 1858 and died in Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska in 1902.

Additional information about photographer Adams: A prominent photographer and resident of Vigo county since 1849, John M. Adams began his business in Terre Haute in 1871. According to the county's 1880 history, the business was then "located over Nos. 417 and 419 Main street and occupyied a total space of 40x80 feet, divided into different apartments and fitted up with everything pertaining to the art of photography in the way of the latest machinery, coloring compounds, paints, etc. "
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