Transcribed from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.


George G. Fox, president of the La Harpe State Bank and an active factor in the commercial life of Allen county, is a native of New York. He was born in Lewis county, June 23, 1846, and is a son of John and Anna (Hilman) Fox, the former a native of Connecticut and the latter of New York. The family removed to Livingston county, New York, when George G. was about six years of age. The father was a farmer and spent the remainder of his life in Livingston county. George G. Fox received his education in the public schools and Geneseo Academy, Geneseo, N. Y., and after completing school engaged in the manufacture of cheese in several States, and for a time operated in Nova Scotia also. He was engaged in that business about eight years, when he entered the mrcantile[sic] business at Groveland, N. Y., in which he was engaged about six years when he removed to East Groveland, where he remained until 1883. He then came to Allen county, Kansas, and settled on a farm in Elm township, which he had purchased sometime previously, while there on a visit. He engaged in farming and stock raising until 1899, when he removed to La Harpe, where he had an eighty-acre tract of land which he platted into town lots and sold. This subdivision forms a part of the business and residence section of La Harpe. Mr. Fox was engaged in the real estate business at La Harpe until 1910. When the La Harpe State Bank was organized, he was one of the promoters, and became president of that institution, a position which he has since held. He was one of the organizers of the La Harpe Shale Brick Company and was president of that company three or four years. Mr. Fox was married, February 16, 1886, to Miss Mary E., daughter of James and Jane Egle, natives of New York State, where the father was engaged in farming and stock raising. Mrs. Fox was born in Livingston county, New York, where she was educated in the public schools. Mr. Fox has been a life-long Republican and has taken an active part in local politics, but has never held political office, with the exception of township trustee, having served two terms in that office while he lived on his farm. He is one of the large land owners of Allen county, and now owns over a thousand acres. Mr. and Mrs. Fox are members of the Presbyterian church of which he is trustee.

Page 284 from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.

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BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES

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