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Christine B. Larson Fox
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Birth: Jan. 19, 1875, Denmark
Death: Nov. 16, 1963
Britt
Hancock County
Iowa, USA

Father: Lars Larson b. 2 Jun 1853 in Spjellerup, Marvede, Soro (Sjaelland), Denmark d. 10 Jan 1925 in Crystal Lake, Iowa
Mother: Minnie Henrietta Madsen b. Mar 1847 in Denmark d. 1933 in Iowa.

Extract from the 1880 Census:
Name: C Larson
Age: 5
Estimated birth year: 1875
Birthplace: Denmark
Race: white
Sex: female
Relationship to head-of-household: daughter
Parents: Lars and Minnie Larson, ages 27 and 23
Home in 1880: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Marital status: single
Father's birthplace: Denmark
Mother's birthplace: Denmark
Father's occupation: farmer
Occupation: none
Siblings living at home: Caroline (age 3) and Bertha (1)
Census place: Britt, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: T9_342; Family History Film: 1254342; Page: 309.1000; Enumeration District: 111; Image: 0624
Date: 17 Jun 1880

Extract from the 1900 Census:
Name: Christine B Fox
Age at last birthday: 25
Date of birth: Jan 1875
Birthplace: Denmark
Race: white
Sex: female
Relationship to head-of-house: wife
Home in 1900: Orthel, Hancock, Iowa
Marital status: married
Number of years of marriage: 4
Number of children: 2
Number of children living: 2
Able to read, write and speak English: yes
Father's birthplace: Denmark
Mother's birthplace: Denmark
Year of immigration: 1878
Number of years in the United States: 22
Naturalization: not listed
Occupation: none
Census place: Orthel, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: T623 434; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 118
Date: 1 Jun 1900

Extract from the 1910 Census:
Name: Christine C Fox
Age in 1910: 35
Estimated birth year: 1875
Birthplace: Denmark
Race: white
Sex: female
Relationship to head of family: wife
Home in 1910: Orthel Township, Hancock, Iowa
Marital status: married
Number of years of present marriage: 14
Number of children: 4
Number of children now living: 4
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: Denmark
Mother's birthplace: Denmark
Year of immigration: 1878
Whether naturalized or alien: not listed
Occupation: none
Census place: Orthel, Hancock, Iowa; Series: T624; Roll: 393; Page: 268A; Enumeration District: 137; Part: 1; Line: 12
Date: 27 Apr 1910

Extract from the 1920 Census:
Name: Christine Fox
Age: 45
Estimated birth year: 1875
Birthplace: Denmark
Race: white
Sex: female
Relationship to head of house: wife
Home in 1920: Orthel, Hancock, Iowa
Address: farm
Marital status: married
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: Denmark
Father's native tongue: Danish
Mother's birthplace: Denmark
Mother's native tongue: Danish
Year of immigration: 1877
Naturalized or alien: naturalized in 1885
Occupation: none
Census place: Orthel, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: T625_492; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 151; Image: 321
Date: 9 Feb 1920

Extract from the 1925 Iowa State Census:
Name: Christine Fox
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: 1875
Birth location: Denmark
Race: white
Gender: female
Residence county: Hancock
Residence state: Iowa
Locality: Orthel
Relation to head of house: wife
Marital status: married
Highest grade completed: university
Father: Lars Larson
Father's age: not listed
Father's birth location: Denmark
Mother: Minnie Madsen
Mother's estimated birth year: 1848
Mother's birth location: Denmark
Parents' marriage location: Denmark
Religion: Protestant
Census date: 1 Jan 1925
Roll: IA1925_1740
Line: 17

Extract from the 1930 Census:
Name: Christine Fox
Age: 55
Estimated birth year: 1875
Birthplace: Denmark
Race: white
Sex: female
Relation to head-of-house: wife
Home in 1930: Orthel, Hancock, Iowa
Marital status: married
Age at first marriage: 20
Education: able to speak English
Education: able to read and write
Father's birthplace: Denmark
Mother's birthplace: Denmark
Year of immigration: 1878; naturalized
Language spoken in home before coming to the United States: Danish
Occupation: none
Census place: Orthel, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: 657; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 24; Image: 900.0
Date: 29 Apr 1930

Extract from the 1940 Census:
Name: Christine Fox
Age: 65
Estimated birth year: 1875
Birthplace: Denmark
Race: white
Sex: female
Relation to head-of-house: wife
Home in 1940: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Address: 449 West 5th Street
Marital status: married
Highest grade of school completed: 8
Living on farm: no
Place of residence in 1935: same house
Occupation: housework
Has other income of more than $50: no
Census place: Britt, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: T627_1164; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 41-9
Date: 30 Apr 1940

Article from the "Britt News-Tribune" of Britt, Iowa dated 2 Feb 1955:
Has Open House
On 80th Birthday
Mrs. Christine Fox held open house at her home Saturday afternoon from 2 to 5 for her eightieth birthday. Around ninety friends and relatives called, coming from Britt, Wesley, Crystal Lake, Sheffield, Ames and Newton.
Hostesses were the daughters, Mrs. H. R. Higdon and Mrs. Gerald Higdon; daughters-in-law, Mrs. Lyal Fox and Mrs. Jerry Fox; and granddaughters, Mrs. Richard Schubert, Mrs. Earl Schultz, Mrs. Arvin Larson, Mrs. John Fox and Jackie Fox.
The serving table, covered with a lace cloth over green, was centered with a pink floral piece and pink candles. The pink napkins bore the inscription, Christine B. Fox, 1875-1955.
Mrs. Fox's children, Lyal, Jerry and Minnie, of Britt, and Glyde, of Newton, were all present for the occasion.
Many gifts and cards were on display for which Mrs. Fox is very grateful and also to those helping make it a wonderful day.

Extract from the book "Recollections of Britt, Iowa" published by the Britt Centennial Committee (1978), pp. 43-44:
Christine Larson, a native of Denmark, came to Britt with her parents, the Lars Larsons, in 1878 when she was three years old. They were to have been met by her uncle, Martin Larson, from Buffalo Grove, nine miles northwest of Britt. He arrived one day too early to meet them and returned home disappointed. When the little group arrived the next day, they stood at the depot, not knowing where to go. A friendly Dane, Peter Jensen, drove by in a lumber wagon and pointed out Buffalo Grove, where Martin Larson lived. They set out on foot for the lone clump of trees.
Mr. Larson found employment on a farm near Forest City and Mrs. Larson kept house for a motherless family. The farmer had no money to pay Mr. Larson for his seasonal labor, but gave him three head of young cattle in payment. As he was driving his cattle home, a prairie fire swept toward him, with flames leaping high as it devoured the tall, dry grass of the virgin prairie in its path. For his own safety, Mr. Larson burned out a space of ground, drove the cattle onto it to guard his summer's wages, and the flames swept past him.
In later years, the Larsons built a home and started a grove. About all one had to do to plant a grove was to sharpen a green stick and put it in the wet ground. It would root and grow.
Christine received the last two years of her education in Britt. At that time, neither town nor country schools went beyond the eighth grade. Christine began teaching in the rural schools at the age of seventeen. Her largest was Orthel No. 1 with thirty-eight pupils. One student was older than the teacher. Her first month's wages were $27.00 and at the close of her teaching career, she drew a monthly wage of $35.00. She walked to her rural school on Monday morning, boarded near the school during the week, and walked home again on Friday night. Her wardrobe consisted of two or three good dresses and several aprons.
Christine was married to Walter Fox in 1895, and they farmed northwest of Britt for many years. Mrs. Fox died in November, 1963.

Children:
(1) Lyal Walter Fox
(2) Glyde Caroline Fox
(3) Minnie Ellen Fox
(4) Jerry O Fox.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Lars Larson (1853 - 1925)
  Minnie Henrietta Madsen Larson (1847 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Walter C. Fox (1870 - 1943)*
 
 Children:
  Lyal Walter Fox (1896 - 1966)*
  Glyde Caroline Fox Higdon (1898 - 1981)*
  Minnie Ellen Fox Higdon (1905 - 1995)*
  Jerry O. Fox (1909 - 1995)*
 
 Siblings:
  Christine B. Larson Fox (1875 - 1963)
  Caroline Larson (1877 - 1893)*
  Lars M Larson (1881 - 1883)*
  Laura Larson Barnum (1887 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

FOX
Walter C.
1870 - 1943
Christine B.
1875 - 1963
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Britt
Hancock County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Richard Rhode
Record added: Sep 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58721086
Christine B. <i>Larson</i> Fox
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
Christine B. <i>Larson</i> Fox
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
Christine B. <i>Larson</i> Fox
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