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William Freeman Fox

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William Freeman Fox Veteran

Birth
Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Death
16 Jun 1909 (aged 69)
Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Burial
Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, New York, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section - Lot # B - 45 Grave - I
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Colonel William F. Fox (11 January 1840 – 16 June 1909) was the Superintendent of Forests at the Adirondack Park in New York State.

Fox was born in Ballston Spa, New York on January 11, 1840. He graduated from the Engineering Department of Union College in 1869. He fought in the American Civil War with the 107th New York Volunteer Infantry, and wrote extensively about his war experiences. His "Chances of Being Hit in Battle" was published by Century Magazine in 1888, In 1889, he published the book Regimental Losses in the American Civil War. He then wrote New York at Gettysburg (three volumes), Slocum and His Men and a biography of General Green.

Fox's family was in the lumber business. He visited Germany to study scientific forestry methods there. From 1875 to 1882, he was a private forester for the Blossburg Coal, Mining and Railroad Company in Bossburg, PA. He became a New York State employee in 1885, as assistant secretary to the Forest Commission. He was an Assistant Forest Warden from 1888 to 1891, and became the first Superintendent of Forests upon the creation of the Adirondack Park.

His reports as Superintendent of Forests were instrumental in the founding of the New York State College of Forestry at Cornell.

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William Freeman Fox was born in 1840. Before enrolling in Union College, he attended the Schenectady Lyceum and Union School. He enrolled in the Engineering Department of Union but did not graduate. He then joined the family's lumber business and moved to Painted Post, New York following his graduation. Two years later, he was recruited by the United States Army and he served in the 107th New York Volunteers, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

In 1865, he married Mary Ann Shattuck and they had two children, Charles (1868-1939) and Emma (1870-1895). From 1865-1875, he was employed by a lumber company in Oil City, Pennsylvania. He then briefly studied forestry methods in Germany and from 1875 to 1882 was a private forester for the Blossburg Coal Company. He became a forest warden with New York State and later became Superintendant of Forests after the creation of Adirondack Park. In his later years, William was active in preserving the memory of the Civil War by authoring several articles about the war and books including New York at Gettysburg, a three volume series that examined the contributions of New York regiments during the battle. William died in 1909.

Source: Society of the Descendants of Norman Fox records at Union College (https://archives.union.edu/repositories/3/resources/683)
Colonel William F. Fox (11 January 1840 – 16 June 1909) was the Superintendent of Forests at the Adirondack Park in New York State.

Fox was born in Ballston Spa, New York on January 11, 1840. He graduated from the Engineering Department of Union College in 1869. He fought in the American Civil War with the 107th New York Volunteer Infantry, and wrote extensively about his war experiences. His "Chances of Being Hit in Battle" was published by Century Magazine in 1888, In 1889, he published the book Regimental Losses in the American Civil War. He then wrote New York at Gettysburg (three volumes), Slocum and His Men and a biography of General Green.

Fox's family was in the lumber business. He visited Germany to study scientific forestry methods there. From 1875 to 1882, he was a private forester for the Blossburg Coal, Mining and Railroad Company in Bossburg, PA. He became a New York State employee in 1885, as assistant secretary to the Forest Commission. He was an Assistant Forest Warden from 1888 to 1891, and became the first Superintendent of Forests upon the creation of the Adirondack Park.

His reports as Superintendent of Forests were instrumental in the founding of the New York State College of Forestry at Cornell.

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William Freeman Fox was born in 1840. Before enrolling in Union College, he attended the Schenectady Lyceum and Union School. He enrolled in the Engineering Department of Union but did not graduate. He then joined the family's lumber business and moved to Painted Post, New York following his graduation. Two years later, he was recruited by the United States Army and he served in the 107th New York Volunteers, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

In 1865, he married Mary Ann Shattuck and they had two children, Charles (1868-1939) and Emma (1870-1895). From 1865-1875, he was employed by a lumber company in Oil City, Pennsylvania. He then briefly studied forestry methods in Germany and from 1875 to 1882 was a private forester for the Blossburg Coal Company. He became a forest warden with New York State and later became Superintendant of Forests after the creation of Adirondack Park. In his later years, William was active in preserving the memory of the Civil War by authoring several articles about the war and books including New York at Gettysburg, a three volume series that examined the contributions of New York regiments during the battle. William died in 1909.

Source: Society of the Descendants of Norman Fox records at Union College (https://archives.union.edu/repositories/3/resources/683)

Gravesite Details

Husband of Mary A. Fox.



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