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