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Oscar Fox

  • Birth 11 Oct 1879 Burnet County, Texas, USA
  • Death 29 Jul 1961 Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Block 7, Lot 132
  • Memorial ID 7871188

Composer. Born in Burnet County, Texas, he was a music teacher and choir conductor most notable for his country music compositions. He never wrote lyrics but set existing poems to music and published more than fifty songs. His many classic country songs included "The Cowboy's Lament" (1923), "The Old Chisholm Trail" (1924), "The Hills of Home" (1925), "Old Paint" (1927), "Whoopee Ti Yi Yo, Git Along, Little Dogies" (1927) and "Will You Come to the Bower?" (1936). He was a member of the Texas Music Teachers Association, Sinfonia Fraternity of America, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Composers Authors Guild and Sons of the Republic of Texas. He died in Charlottesville, Virginia and the State of Texas honored him by placing a red granite marker a mile south of Marble Falls on Highway 281. Inscribed on the marker beneath his name is the first line of "The Hills of Home", his own favorite song.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Originally Created by: Jazzadu
  • Added: 16 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7871188
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Oscar Fox (11 Oct 1879–29 Jul 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7871188, citing Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .