Stanley Hubert Fox

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Stanley Hubert Fox

  • Birth 13 Apr 1874
  • Death 15 Apr 1912
  • Burial Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
  • Plot Range 4, Lot 225
  • Memorial ID 8217

Victim of the Titanic Sinking. An employee of the Gleason Works, in April 1912 he was sent to Birmingham, England to negotiate sales of Gleason-made machinery to the automobile industry. On booking his return trip home, he was particularly excited not just to be traveling on the maiden voyage of the Titanic, but to be celebrating his 38th birthday aboard the luxury liner. The Titanic of course struck an iceberg and sank the night after his birthday and sadly he was not among the survivors, though his body was recovered and - eventually - returned to his home town for burial. Originally a woman calling herself Lydia Fox, who claimed to be his sister-in-law and acting on behalf of his distraught widow Cora, attempted to claim his body at Halifax, to where it had been removed from the wreck site. However, a telegram was received by authorities from the real Cora, instructing them not to release Stanley's body or effects to the woman. Although they were able to retain the effects, the body was already en route but after further evidence surfaced indicating that "Lydia Fox" was actually perpetrating an insurance scam, authorities quietly removed Stanley's body from the train at a regular stop while "Lydia" continued her journey none the wiser. With the added intervention of Hiram Edgerton, Mayor of Rochester, poor Stanley finally arrived home and his funeral was held on May 6 1912. In addition to Cora, he left behind two young children.

Bio by: Mount Hope NY


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 19 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8217
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stanley Hubert Fox (13 Apr 1874–15 Apr 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8217, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .