Pages 318-319, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.


George G. Fox


GEORGE G. FOX.—Not in desultory fashion that renders effort unprofitable and labor without satisfactory result has Mr. Fox prosecuted his business career for he is a man of marked energy and strong determination who has steadily worked his way upward to a position of affluence. He now resides in LaHarpe, where he is successfully engaged in real estate dealing.

A native of the Empire state, Mr. Fox was born in Livingston county, New York, June 23rd, 1845, and is a son of John and Hannah (Hillman) Fox, the former born in Connecticut in 1803, the latter in New York in 1808. They had ten children—five sons and five daughters. Two of the sons loyally served the Union during the Civil war. George G. Fox acquired his education in the common schools of his native county and in an academy at Geneseo, New York. In his early business career he engaged in the manufacture of cheese for eight years, and was also proprietor of a general mercantile establishment for twelve years. Prominent in the community in which he resided, he was elected and served for one term as township clerk in Livingston county, and was also postmaster at East Groveland, New York.

The year 1883 witnessed the arrival of Mr. Fox in Kansas, and for seventeen years he has made his home in Allen county. He first located on a farm north of LaHarpe, but for some time has been engaged in real


estate dealing in the city. He is well informed on land values and has conducted a number of important transactions in his line. He is a man of sound business judgment, obliging and courteous and at all times perfectly reliable. These qualities have insured him gratifying success.

In February, 1885, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Fox and Miss Mary Eagle, who was born in Livingston county, New York. They have a pleasant home in LaHarpe and occupy a leading position in social circles. In politics Mr. Fox is a stalwart Republican and has filled the office of township trustee in Elm township, Allen county. Throughout the greater part of his life he has been an active worker in the church, and was one of the founders of the Presbyterian church of LaHarpe. He withholds his support from no movement or measure calculated to prove of public benefit, along material, social or moral lines, and is a valued resident of the county, having the respect of all who know him.

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