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Katie Fox
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1889
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 24, 1960
Munson Township
Geauga County
Ohio, USA

Katie Fox was my maternal Great-Grandmother, mother to Lucille. Katie's history has always been a total enigma to me as the details located to date have conflicting information. I only wish that my mother could have grown up knowing her and her Grandfather so she could have a more complete family history. It took several years to locate her death information so what all I do have is precious to me beyond measure. Her Application for her Social Security Card dated October 12, 1942 lists her information as: Fox, Katie. Address: 910 Dakin Street, Chicago, Ill. Born: Katie Oxley, age 52. Date of birth: December 23, 1889 in Louisville, KY. Father: James R. Oxley. Mother: Matilda Wells. Unemployed. Of note: there has not been a connection made to link her with the parents listed above and the 4 children they are shown with in the various Federal Census records.

Her death information was located at as part of an exhaustive search, noting that she passed away while in Geauga County, adjacent to Cuyahoga (Cleveland), Ohio. It reflects that Katie passed away at the age 69 (DOB noted as 1890) of Metastatic Carcinoma of the Cervix. She was residing then at Miller Rest Home in Munson Township for 3 months prior to her death. Her son, Joseph C. Fox is listed as the Informant on her death certificate, his address noted as 105 East 267th Street, Cleveland, OH. Katie's remains were handled by Burr Funeral Home, 116 South Street, Chardon, OH. Burial is listed at Highland Park, Cremation noted.

Her obituary was located by the persistent efforts of a local librarian, found in the Painesville, O. The Telegraph, Sun. June 26, 1960 issue, p.4. 'Mrs. Katie Fox, Chardon - Mrs. Katie Fox, 69 died Friday in the Miller Rest Home on Rock Haven Road, Munson Twp. where she had been confined for the last three months. She was born in Kentucky Dec. 23, 1890, and is survived by a son, Joseph C. Fox of Cleveland. Arrangements for rites are pending at Burr Funeral Home.' The following day, a more extensive obituary is noted in the same newspaper, Monday June 27, 1960. ' Mrs. Katie Fox. Chardon - Rites were held in the Burr Funeral Home at 8 p.m. for Mrs. Katie Fox, 69, who died Friday in the Miller Rest Home on Rock Haven Road in Munson. Rev. Fred Zacharias, pastor of Pilgrim Christian Church, officiated. Cremation was today in Highland Park Cemetery. Mrs. Fox was a veteran nurse in Cleveland hospitals. Three years ago, the City of Cleveland gave her an award for having taken care of more babies than any other nurse in the city. Mrs. Fox was born in Kentucky Dec. 23, 1890.'


From How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn:

"I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are to come, I looked back and saw my father, and his father, and all our fathers, and in front to see my son, and his son and the sons upon sons beyond. And their eyes were my eyes.
As I felt, so they had felt and were to feel, as then, so now, as tomorrow and forever. Then I was not afraid, for I was in a long line that had no beginning and no end, and the hand of his father grasped my father's hand, and his hand was in mine, and my unborn son took my right hand, and all, up and down the line that stretched from Time That Was to Time That Is, and Is Not Yet, raised their hands to show the link, and we found that we were one, born of Woman, Son of Man, made in the Image, fashioned in the Womb by the Will of God, the Eternal Father."

Response by Find.a.Grave contributor Brian Fields, #47743189

The general problem they reported is:
Cemetery office has no record of this person

They also reported, specifically:
Katie Fox (and any variation I could think of) doesn't appear in the online burial records for Highland Park at

Family links: 
  Joseph William Fox (1885 - 1947)
  Lucille Margaret Fox Hillaker (1908 - 1942)*
  Joseph C. Fox (1913 - 1979)*
*Calculated relationship
Highland Park Cemetery
Highland Hills
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Cremation
Created by: Helen
Record added: Mar 14, 2012
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Katie Fox
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In admiration to a great nurse who held the next generation in her arms.
- Helen
 Added: May. 25, 2014
With love and admiration for your dedication to newborns and their families while a nurse! Oh how I wish we could have met so the stories of your years of service could be heard. I would hope that you would be proud that your Great-Granddaughter is also ...(Read more)
- Helen
 Added: Feb. 18, 2014

- Helen
 Added: Feb. 18, 2014

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