He was born on 18 January 1843 (7, 10 (18 in 1861), 15 [27 in 1850], 16 [36 in 1880], 17 [Jan 1843], 18 [65 in 1910], 19 [76 in 1920], 20 [8 in 1850], 21 [17 in 1860]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21).
In 1850, he was living in Upper Delaware Ward, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (20). He was living with Edward J and Martha Fox, who were presumably his parents (20). He had attended school within the year (20).
In 1860, he was living in ward 13, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (21). He was still living with Edward J and Martha Fox (21). He was a salesman (21).
When he was enlisted, he was a clerk (10).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, gray eyes, and light hair (10).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861 (1, 3, 10, 11, 23). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (10). He was a private in company A (1, 23, 24).
He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (22).
On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 38 men who had less than fifteen months to serve who were unwilling to reenlist (4). On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave (9).
In 1865/68, he married Mary A Wilhelm [?] (16, 17 [married 36 years in 1900], 18 [married 42 years in 1910]). In 1900, she had had three children, presumably the Harry, Laura, and Howard they were living with in 1880 (16, 17). All three were alive in 1900 and 1910 (17, 18).
In 1870, he was living in the 15th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). He was a bank clerk, and owned $1000 in personal property (15). He was living with his wife Mary, his children Harry and Laura, and his in-laws (15).
In 1880, he was living at 1709 Wylie Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). He was a clerk in a bank (16). He was living with his wife Mary, his children Harry, Laura, and Howard, and his father-in-law (16).
In 1890, he was living at 1719 Wylie Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11, 12). He was a bookkeeper (12). He had heart palpitations (11).
He applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension on 13 October 1890 (3, 13).
In 1900, he was living at 1719 Wylie Street, in the 15th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (17). He was a bookkeeper (17). He was living with his wife Mary and his children Laura and Howard (17).
He applied again for a pension on 16 February 1907 (3).
In 1910, he was living at 1719 Wylie Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18). He was a bookkeeper (18). He was living with his wife Mary, his daughter Laura, and his grandson Samuel (18).
In 1920, he was living at 5836 Walton Avenue, in the 46th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (19). He was not working (19). He and his wife were living with his daughter Laura and her husband Joseph Snyder; his son Harry Fox was also living with them (19).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)
2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 3 September 1863
3 pension index, by regiment (Edward W Fox)
4 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863
5 special order 44, HQ 91st PA, 28 July 1863
6 special order 59, HQ 91st PA, 15 June 1864
7 Westminster cemetery (Bala Cynwyd) records, on http://www.thefinalwalt.com (thanks to Amy Waltz!) (Edward Fox)
8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 30 July 1863 (Edwd Fox)
9 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Fox)
10 company A descriptive roll (Edward W [?] Fox)
11 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 268, page 4 (image 1524 on Ancestry), line 4 (Edward W Fox)
12 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Edward W Fox)
13 pension index by name (Edward W Fox)
14 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 3 September 1864 (E W Fox)
15 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 15th ward, 45th district, microfilm series M593 film 1399 page 628 = 171 handwritten (Edward W Fox)
16 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series T9 film 1175 page 112A = 17 handwritten, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 256 (Edward Fox)
17 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 15th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 264, series T623 roll 1458 page 14B = page 2 handwritten (W Edward Fox)
18 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 15th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 218, series T624 roll 1391 page 256 = 1A handwritten (Edward W Fox)
19 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 46th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1771, series T625 film 1647 page 128 = 6B handwritten (Edward W Fox)
20 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Upper Delaware Ward, page 96 stamped] (Edward W Cox [?])
21 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 13, page 755 = page 335 handwritten] (Edward W Fox)
22 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Edward W Fox)
23 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010) (Edward W Fox)
24 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edward W Fox
|Name||Edward J. Cox [?]||Martha C "||John M "||Wm Thomas [?]||Heather [?] M||G [?] Rolf [?] "||George B "||Edward W "||Wm P Johnston|
|Occupation of males over 15 years|
|Real estate owned|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Pa]||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Edward J Fox||Martha C do||John M do||Mary J do||Anna C. do||William L do Jr [sic]||Thomas R do||Edward W. do||Mary Ann Hutchinson|
|Value of real estate owned||4500||500|
|Value of personal estate||800||300|
|Place of birth||Penna||do||do||do||do||do||do||do||do|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Fox Edward W||- Mary A||- Harry F.||- Laura W||Wilhelm John L||- Elizabeth||Connor Annie|
|Occupation||Bank Clerk||Keeping House||House Carpenter||Domestic Servant|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||1000|
|Father foreign born||1|
|Mother foreign born||1|
|Birth month if born within year||Sept|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|street name||Wylie Street|
|dwelling visit #||155|
|family visit #||182|
|name||Fox Edward||- Mary||- Harry||- Laura||- Howard||Wilhelm, John|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Clerk in bank||Keeping house||Police officer|
|school this year||1||1||1|
|birthplace||do [sc. Penna]||do||do||do||do||do|
|mother's birthplace||do [sc. Penna]||[illegible]||[illegible]||do||do||do|
|name||Fox, W Edward||- A. Mary||- W. Laura||- W. Howard|
|birth date||Jan 1843||Jan 1846||Sept 1869||Dec 1872|
|# years married||34||34|
|mother of how many children?||3|
|# of children living||3|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed||O|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||M|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Fox Edward W||- Mary A||- Laura W||- Samuel W|
|#years present marriage||42||42|
|mother of # children||3|
|mother of # living children||3|
|nature of industry etc.||Bank||Publishing house||Stationery maker|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0||0||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09||no|
|owned free or mortagaged||M|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||132|
|family visit number||132|
|name||Snyder Joseph F [?]. M.||- Laura F [?]||Fox Edward W.||- Mary A||- Harry F.|
|relationship||Head||Wife||father in law||Wife [sic]||Brother in law|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||M|
|age at last birthday||52||50||76||73||53|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|industry, business||dept Store||V.G.I [?]|
|number of farm schedule|