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Elizabeth Francis Shields Fox
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1838
County Donegal, Ireland
Death: Mar. 19, 1912
Humboldt County
California, USA


Rohnerville, March 18 - Mrs. Elizabeth Shields Fox, one of Humboldt's best known and most loved pioneer women, died this morning at 7 O'clock at her home in this town .

She was 74 years of age and for 35 years had been known and respected by hundreds of loyal Southern Humboldt friends.

Elizabeth F. Shields was born at Glenn, Banegal County, Ireland January 27, 1838. She came to America in 1847, her mother dying in quarantine at Quebec, and she was then adopted by Mrs. Payson who raised her. In 1854 she was married to Benjamin Frost, who died in 1858, leaving besides his widow two children. B. A. Frost and G. A. Frost. She was married to John H. Fox in 1862 and four children blessed the union, Sarah E., Maggie, Eva, and John.

The Fox family arrived in Humboldt in 1877, spending a few years on Eel River Island, at Mountain View Ranch and at Grissly Bluff. The family then moved to Rohnerville where the deceased lady lived for nearly a quarter of a century on the Thomas Kelly place.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Fox is survived by four children, Ben A. Frost of Arcata, George Frost of San Jose, Mrs. William Wible of Falk (near Eureka) and Mrs. Charles Ballard of Eureka. Eighteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive her.

The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 10 O'clock from the family home in Rohnerville.

The Rev. Father E. A. Wible of Eureka will conduct the service. Interment will be in Ferndale Cemetery.

(Rev. "Father Wible" was a revered elderly Methodist Minister.) 
Family links: 
  John Harvey Fox (1835 - 1920)
  Benjamin Augustus Frost (1823 - 1858)*
  George Anderson Frost (1854 - 1935)*
  Benjamin Augustus Frost (1855 - 1933)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Fox Robinson (1863 - 1895)*
  Margaret Amelia Fox Wible (1865 - 1941)*
  Eva Irene Fox Ballared (1868 - 1939)*
  John Buddetto Fox (1870 - 1878)*
*Calculated relationship
Elizabeth S. Fox - Wife of J.H. Fox - Born Jan. 23, 1838 - Died Mar. 19, 1912 - Native of Ireland
Ferndale Cemetery
Humboldt County
California, USA
Plot: Fox family lot. Section 3, Block 2, Lot 20
GPS (lat/lon): 40.57354, -124.26266
Created by: Kathryn Morss Hunter
Record added: Apr 23, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6364613
Elizabeth Francis <i>Shields</i> Fox
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Elizabeth Francis <i>Shields</i> Fox
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Elizabeth Francis <i>Shields</i> Fox
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