David Burney Fox

David Burney Fox

b: 11 Nov 1865
d: 4 Sep 1931
David Burney Fox
David Burney Fox (PIC) was born 11 NOV 1865, in Louisville, MS, son of Nathan Jackson Fox and Eliza Levissa Love. His early training was in Louisville with his schooling taking place in his father's and mother's boarding school. He began his business career as a bookkeepper for his brother's mercantile business in Enterprise, MS.
Mary Helen Hand (PIC), daughter of Alexander Trotter Hand and Eliza Mary Frances O'Ferrall was born 18 AUG 1871 in Clarke Co., MS. At the age of about 8 or 9 years, she went to Chatfield, MN, to be raised by her mother's brother and his wife, Frank and Amelia O'Ferrall. There she lived a life that was unavailable in the post Civil War South. She attended the best schools of the area, graduating in 1889 from St. Mary's Hall in Faribault, MN, having become talented in art and music. Following graduation, she visited her family in Miss, near Enterprise. While there she met David Burney Fox. It was said that 'it was love at first sight.' They were married 9 FEB 1891 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Enterprise.
Shortly after Burney and Helen married, the Enterprise store shut down, and Burney took jobs as bookkeeper for several sawmill firms in Miss. and Ala. Around the turn fo the century, Burney went into the sawmill business in Jones Co., MS, and the family moved to the country, near Ovett. Over the years the business expanded, and the family moved to Laurel, MS, so that the children could receive an education better than available in the country. The family would live in Laurel during the winter school months, and move back to their country home for summer.
David Burney Fox passed away 4 SEP 1931 and is buried at Lake Park Cemetery in Laurel, MS. After his death Helen kept house in the country for her son, Francis Fox, who continued to operate his father's timber business. Helen Hand Fox passed away 12 FEB 1962 and is buried next to her husband.
Biography
David Burney Fox
David Burney Fox (PIC) was born 11 NOV 1865, in Louisville, MS, son of Nathan Jackson Fox and Eliza Levissa Love. His early training was in Louisville with his schooling taking place in his father's and mother's boarding school. He began his business career as a bookkeepper for his brother's mercantile business in Enterprise, MS.
Mary Helen Hand (PIC), daughter of Alexander Trotter Hand and Eliza Mary Frances O'Ferrall was born 18 AUG 1871 in Clarke Co., MS. At the age of about 8 or 9 years, she went to Chatfield, MN, to be raised by her mother's brother and his wife, Frank and Amelia O'Ferrall. There she lived a life that was unavailable in the post Civil War South. She attended the best schools of the area, graduating in 1889 from St. Mary's Hall in Faribault, MN, having become talented in art and music. Following graduation, she visited her family in Miss, near Enterprise. While there she met David Burney Fox. It was said that 'it was love at first sight.' They were married 9 FEB 1891 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Enterprise.
Shortly after Burney and Helen married, the Enterprise store shut down, and Burney took jobs as bookkeeper for several sawmill firms in Miss. and Ala. Around the turn fo the century, Burney went into the sawmill business in Jones Co., MS, and the family moved to the country, near Ovett. Over the years the business expanded, and the family moved to Laurel, MS, so that the children could receive an education better than available in the country. The family would live in Laurel during the winter school months, and move back to their country home for summer.
David Burney Fox passed away 4 SEP 1931 and is buried at Lake Park Cemetery in Laurel, MS. After his death Helen kept house in the country for her son, Francis Fox, who continued to operate his father's timber business. Helen Hand Fox passed away 12 FEB 1962 and is buried next to her husband.
Facts
  • 11 Nov 1865 - Birth - ; Louisville, , Mississippi
  • 1931 - Burial - ; Lake Park Cemetery, Laurel, , Mississippi
  • 4 Sep 1931 - Death -
Ancestors
   
William Fox
22 Apr 1785 - 22 Mar 1868
 
 
Nathan Jackson Fox
1 Feb 1815 - 13 Jul 1891
  
  
  
Margaret Steadman
9 Feb 1785 - 17 Apr 1846
 
David Burney Fox
11 Nov 1865 - 4 Sep 1931
  
 
  
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Eliza Levisa Love
9 May 1832 - 25 May 1907
  
  
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Nathan Jackson Fox
Birth1 Feb 1815,York Co., South Carolina
Death13 Jul 1891Louisville, , Mississippi
Marriage24 Jun 1858to Eliza Levisa Love
FatherWilliam Fox
MotherMargaret Steadman
PARENT (F) Eliza Levisa Love
Birth9 May 1832,Hardeman Co., Tennessee
Death25 May 1907
Marriage24 Jun 1858to Nathan Jackson Fox
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MDavid Burney Fox
Birth11 Nov 1865Louisville, , Mississippi
Death4 Sep 1931
Marriageto Mary Helen Hand
MWilliam Love Fox
Birth11 Sep 1859
Death
FClara Neely Fox
Birth13 Jul 1862
Death
FHallie Theobald Fox
Birth29 Nov 1869
Death
FMattie Eliza Fox
Birth27 Jan 1872
Death
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) David Burney Fox
Birth11 Nov 1865Louisville, , Mississippi
Death4 Sep 1931
Marriageto Mary Helen Hand
FatherNathan Jackson Fox
MotherEliza Levisa Love
PARENT (F) Mary Helen Hand
Birth18 Aug 1871
Death
Marriageto David Burney Fox
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
FHelen Bernice Fox
Birth
Death
Marriageto Albert Grady Spinks
Descendancy Chart
David Burney Fox b: 11 Nov 1865 d: 4 Sep 1931
Mary Helen Hand b: 18 Aug 1871