Ruth <I>May</I> Fox

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Ruth May Fox

Westbury, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England
Death 12 Apr 1958 (aged 104)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot J-10-14-2E
Memorial ID 22645590 · View Source
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Daughter of James May and Mary Ann Harding

Married Jesse William Fox, 8 May 1873, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Jesse May Fox, Eliza May Fox, George James Fox, Ruth Clare Fox, Feramorz Young Fox, Hyrum Lester Fox, Esther Vida Fox, Frank Harding Fox, Lucy Beryl Fox, Leonard Grant Fox, Florence Marie Fox, Emmeline Blanche Fox

Heart Throbs of the West, Kate B. Carter, Vol. 3, p. 80

Ruth May Fox was born November 16, 1853, in Westbury, Wilshire, England, daughter of James May and Mary Ann Harding. She immigrated to America in 1865, and crossed the plains in 1867 by ox-team, in Captain Leonard Rice's company. She had that priceless possession, "youth," and ever a keen sense of humor, both of which helped her over the rough places in the journey.

From her pen have come many beautiful poems. She is the author of the words of the M. I. A. song "Carry On," which is sung worldwide. She is a woman of high ideals and of great faith.

For many years she worked in the auxiliary organizations of the Church in the Fourteenth Ward of Salt Lake City. In 1898, she was called to the General Board of the Y.W.M.I.A., later was chosen as first Counselor to President Martha Horne Tingey and for eight years served as General President. She has given of her time and talents towards the youth movement of the Church. For twenty-five years she served as a faithful missionary on Temple Square.

She is the mother of twelve children. At eighty-seven years of age, she is still true to the faith, optimistic and useful. She is an example of noble manhood. —John Wells

Ruth was a women's rights activist in the Territory of Utah. She also was a poet, hymn writer and a leader of youth in the LDS Church.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Leonard G. Rice Company (1867)

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