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Joseph C. Fox
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Birth: Jan. 14, 1913
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 26, 1979
Fort Lauderdale
Broward County
Florida, USA

Born Joe Fox to my maternal Grandparents, Joe & Katie Fox in Cleveland, Ohio while living at 1134 East 33rd Street. His birth certificate is Registration No. 8116, File No. 39038. Joe was the only sibling to my Grandmother Lucille Margaret Fox. He is noted in the 1920 and 1930 Federal Census records living with his family. He married Miss Mary Szymczak of Cleveland on February 15, 1936 where his application listed his mother as 'Catherine' and his own name as 'Mr. Joseph C. Fox, Jr'. To this union was born two sons, Richard Lawrence and Gregory Allen. I unfortunately do not have any photos of Joe Fox to date. Uncle Tommy remembers his Uncle Joe driving a taxi cab when Grandma Katie Fox passed away, working for the "Yellow Cab" Company in Cleveland.

This family is found in the 1940 census while living in Cleveland, Ohio at 7900 Starr Avenue. Joe is noted as 27 yrs of age, Mary as 33 and their son Gregory Allen is noted as 1 yr of age. Joe's occupation is listed a 'Gas Station Attendant'

Joseph C Fox
"United States Census, 1940"
Name: Joseph C Fox
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Ward 21, Cleveland City, Cleveland City, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 27
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birthplace: Ohio
Birth Year (Estimated): 1913
Last Place of Residence: Same Place
District: 92-534
Family Number: 165
Sheet Number and Letter: 7B
Line Number: 52
Affiliate Publication Number: T627
Affiliate Film Number: 3224
Digital Folder Number: 005460753
Image Number: 00322
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Joseph C Fox M 27 Ohio
Wife Mary Fox F 33 Ohio
Son Gregory Allen Fox M 1 Ohio


Obituary in the Fort Lauderdale News, Monday, Dec. 31, 1979
'Joseph C. Fox, 66, of 3692 SW 31st Court, Fort Lauderdale, died Wednesday. He was born in Ohio. He came to this area 11 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio where he was a Security Guard with the Burns Security. He is survived by his wife, Florence, two sons Gregory Fox and Richard Fox, and a daughter Alice Fox. Baird-Case Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.'

Note: Alice Fox was his daughter-in-law, wife of Greg.

****This is the first mention that I have of young Joe in the census records, living with his sister Lucille, parents and another family in the same dwelling:

Lucelle Fox in household of William Gerlach
"United States Census, 1920"
Name: Lucelle Fox
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1920
Event Place: Cleveland Ward 21, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
District: 407
Gender: Female
Age: 12
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Can Read:
Can Write:
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Daughter
Own or Rent:
Birth Year (Estimated): 1908
Birthplace: Kentucky
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
Sheet Number and Letter: 2B
Household ID: 42
Line Number: 74
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T625
GS Film number: 1821370
Digital Folder Number: 004385088
Image Number: 00611
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head William Gerlach M 37 Ohio
Wife Regina Gerlach F 35 Ohio
Son Carl Gerlach M 16 Ohio
Daughter Lucille Gerlach F 9 Ohio
Head Joseph Fox M 34 Kentucky
Wife Katie Fox F 29 Kentucky
Daughter Lucelle Fox F 12 Kentucky
Son Joseph Fox M 6 Ohio


Citing this Record
"United States Census, 1920", index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 Mar 2014), Lucelle Fox in entry for William Gerlach, 1920.

Joseph C Fox, "Florida, Death Index, 1877-1998"Name: Joseph C Fox
Name Prefix:
Name Suffix:
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 26 Dec 1979
Event Place: Broward, Florida, United States
Gender: Unknown
Age: 66
Race: White
Birth Year (Estimated):
Affiliate File Name: Fdi07-1970.txt
Affiliate Line Number: 257871
Affiliate CD Number: FDI07
Certificate Number: 92584
Volume Number:

During one of the two phone calls with his son Greg, I learned that Joe was great at repairing radios and jukeboxes. Greg stated that his father did not talk much about his parent's family history and he knew nothing of the life and death of Greg's sister, Lucille who was my Grandmother. No photographs were offered to me on this search. Greg was located working at NASA in Hampton,VA with the following information:

NASA Langley Research Center
Project LE&RN Office
Office of Education
17 Langley Blvd. MS 400
Hampton, VA 23681-0001

Robert M. Starr
NASA LE&RN Project Manager
(Learning Environment and Research Network)
t: 757.864.9492
f: 757.864.3788
SL: Wireguy Straaf
Caryn Long
DLN Assistant Project Manager
t: 757.864.5032
c: 757.469.3930
f: 757.864.3788
SL: Carylea Magic
Karen Ricks
DLN Coordinator
t: 757.864.5349
c: 757.582.3100
f: 757.864.3788
Elmar Koldert
t: 757.864.3462
f: 757.864.6521
Greg Fox
Digital Media Lab Chief Engineer
t: 757.864.7061
c: 757.784.0557
f: 757.864.3788

Family links: 
  Joseph William Fox (1885 - 1947)
  Katie Fox (1889 - 1960)
  Mary Agnes Szymczak Fox (1907 - 1984)
  Lucille Margaret Fox Hillaker (1908 - 1942)*
  Joseph C. Fox (1913 - 1979)
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: Helen
Record added: Feb 19, 2012
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Joseph C. Fox
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I would love to have met you, the brother to my Grandmother. To have heard stories of your childhood in Cleveland, your marriage and the joy of raising two sons. To know the family history of your parents would have been wonderful to listen to. I pray ...(Read more)
- Helen
 Added: Mar. 22, 2014

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