George H. Fox, M.D.

GEORGE H. FOX, M.D., Oregon; is the eldest son of Joseph G. and Mary (Lalor) Fox.  J.G. Fox, son of William and Ellen Fox, was born in County Westmeath, Ireland, April 12, 1822; was educated at Waterford Seminary; came to America (first time) in 1834; came West in 1844, living in Fitchburg with his brother George, while reclaiming his then new farm in Oregon.  Mr. F. was elected Register of Deeds in 1851-52.  He is one of the oldest and most successful of the Oregon farmers, owning 360 acres well improved.  Mary (Lalor) Fox died Aug. 30, 1850, leaving four children-George H., born June 6, 1846; Anna C. died June 16, 1878; Joseph P. and Ellen; by the present wife, formerly Harriet L. Adamson, he has a son John F.H., born, as were all the children, on Sec. 10, Oregon Township.  George H. Fox attended district school six months, and, in 1857, entered the select school of Margaret Payne, of Evansville, Wis.; he studied under private tutors until 1861 or 1862, entered the State University and attended until June, 1865; he began the study of medicine under Drs. William H. and Philip Fox, and, in August, 1866, entered Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York City; took the first course, and at the age of 21, began practice in Dayton, Wis.; returned to Bellevue in the fall of 1868, took the full course, and graduated in march, 1869′ practiced thirteen months in Dayton, then located in Oregon, where he has built up a large practice.  He married, in Buffalo, N.Y., Lucy Allen, a native of Hamburg, Erie Co., N.Y.; they have five children-May, Paul, Lynn, Ann C. and Neil.  The Doctor is a member of the Wisconsin State, American and Dane County Medical Associations, and of the Oregon Lodge A.O.U.W. In an Independent Democrat.

Reference: Western Historical Co. (1880). History of Dane County, Wisconsin.

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