JOHN LEWIS FOX was born in Peoria County, Ill., June 23, l865 and departed this life in Van Wert, Iowa, May 6, l92l,aged 55 years, l0 months and l3 days.He came to Iowa with his parents in early childhood.Settled in Des Moines County, later coming to Clarke County and has resided in Clarke Co. with the exceptions of two years in Kansas, and this last year in Van Wert, for the past 40 years.He was married to LYDIA JANE TWOMBLEY, March 4th, l889.To this union two children were given, one son, DAVID, of Van Wert and MRS. FLORA COLE, also of Van Wert.
The wife with the daughter and son, four grandchildren, three brothers, WILLIAM, of Tina, Mo.; CHARLES and BANFORD FOX, of Kansas.Three sisters, MRS. EMMA MONICAL, MRS. JENNIE MALTBIE, MRS. GLENN MAY, of Kansas.Also a host of friends and neighbors are bereft.
MR. FOX was a good husband and father, a helpful neighbor looking always on the bright side of life.MR. FOX has been an active member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for the past 2l years, being a member of the Woodman Fraternity also.
The funeral was held from the Methodist Episcopal Church at Van Wert, Sunday, May the 8th, conducted by Rev. R.W. Meeker of Promise City, interment in the Lacelle Cemetery.The Odd Fellows in charge.
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