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William Henry Fox
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1871
Cocke County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 1932
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

s/o John Wheeler & Sarah Fox; h/o Minnie Myrtle Harmon Fox; DC#22828

Family lore is that while he was working as the night watchman at the Speas Mfg Co (vinegar plant) in the East Bottoms of KCMO, back when moonshining was still prominent, he figured out who was stealing sugar from the plant and was about to turn them in. Then, one night, in a brand new area of the plant that was still under construction, where he never patroled, where nobody was supposed to go, he was found dead in the bottom of a new tank that was being installed. His coin purse, in which he carried a cameo he had won in a poker game and was holding for the owner, was not on his body. His family took him from KC to Atchison County for burial, and when they returned back home that night, his coin purse, empty except for the cameo, was waiting for them on the front porch.

Speculation was that the sugar-bandits killed him to keep him from turning them in.

On his death certificate, "accidental skull fracture" is the cause of death, with other contributing cause listed as "fell off path at work". An autopsy was performed. The murderers were never apprehended. 
Family links: 
  Minnie Myrtle Harmon Fox (1879 - 1950)
  Sara Marie Fox Hodges (1898 - 1976)*
  William Harold Fox (1908 - 1977)*
  Glenmore Daniel Fox (1912 - 1964)*
  Charlotte Pauline Fox Harness (1915 - 2003)*
  Darwin Birch Fox (1921 - 1997)*
*Calculated relationship
High Creek Cemetery
Rock Port
Atchison County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Dec 29, 2006
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William Henry Fox
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William Henry Fox
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- Kathy from Arkansas
 Added: Jun. 21, 2010
An interesting aspect of moonshining that I did not know about - sugar theft. May you rest in peace.
- Darlene T.
 Added: May. 26, 2010
In Memory of my Grandfather.
- Karen (Harness) and Lloyd Tolle
 Added: Jun. 10, 2008
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