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Thomas Robb Fox

Before the war

He was born in 1837/38 (5 (23 in 1861), 10 [72 in 1910]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5).

When he enlisted, he was a clerk (5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and black hair (5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 23 September 1861 (1, 2, 5, 6). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (5). He was a private in company A (1, 12).

On 11 January 1863, he was discharged from a camp in the field on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 6 [10 Jan]). He was a private in copmany A (1, 4, 12).

After the war

He was married to Anna Sophie [unknown family name] (10).

He attended the 1884 meeting of the 91st's Survivor's Association (3).

He applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension on 18 May 1889 and on 2 March 1907 (2, 8 [1888]).

In 1890, he was living at 2338 or 2346 Turner, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6, 7). He was probably a driver (7).

He died on 1 June 1910, of nephritis comp[licated] with heart disease, at Stetson Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 9, 10, 11). The funeral was held on Saturday, at Oliver H Bair Company (10). He was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (9).

Sources

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) (Thomas R Fox)

2 pension index, by regiment (Thomas R Fox)

3 'The Ninety-first', Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail, 20 December 1884, page 6 column 2 (Thomas R Fox)

4 Register of men discharged, co.A (Thomas R Fox)

5 company A descriptive roll, entry 14 (Thomas R Fox)

6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia [37th division, perhaps of ward 29], supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 702, page [1] (image 2259 on <www.ancestry.com>) (Thomas C Fox)

7 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Thomas R Fox)

8 pension index, by name (Thomas R Fox)

9 West Laurel Hill Cemetery (Thomas Fox)

10 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer, 2 June 1910, page 14; also published in 4 June page 7 (Thomas Robb Fox)

11 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 June 1910, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, registered number 14351 (Thomas Robb Fox)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Thomas R Fox)

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia [37th division, perhaps of ward 29], supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 702, page [1] (image 2259 on <www.ancestry.com>)]
[line] 10
[house] 2338
[family] 141
[name] Thomas C [sic] Fox
[rank] Private
[company] A
[unit] 91st Pa
[enlistment date] Sep 23 1876
[discharge date] Jan 10 1863
[length of service] 1 year, 7 months, 13 days
[post office address] 2338 [sic] Turner St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on <www.ancestry.com>, March 2005]
Thomas R Fox, driver, h 2346 Turner

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 13 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Fox, Thomas R.
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 June 1910, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, registered number 14351, Thomas Robb Fox]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

CORRECTED COPY AFTER INQUEST
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS.
File No. [blank]
Registered No. 14351
1. County of PHILADELPHIA
City of PHILADELPHIA
Registration District No. 1.
Primary Registration District No [blank]
Stetson Hospital
2. FULL NAME Thomas Robb Fox

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX [blank]
4. COLOR OR RACE [blank]
5. SINGLE, MARRIED, WIDOWED OR DIVORCED [blank]
6. DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
7. AGE [blank]
8. OCCUPATION [blank]
9. BIRTHPLACE [blank]
PARENTS [blank]
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
Informant [blank]
15. Filed [blank]

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH (Month) 6 (Day) 1 (Year) 1910
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That an inquest was held upon the body of the above named deceased on the JUN 7 1910 day of [blank] 191[blank]; that the jury rendered a verdict giving the cause of death as follows:
Nephritis comp with Heart Disease
(Signed) John W. Ford Coroner.
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (FOR HOSPITALS, INSITUTIONS, TRANSIENTS, OR RECENT RESIDENTS). [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL [blank]
DATE OF BURIAL [blank]
20. UNDERTAKER [blank]
ADDRESS [blank]

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 2 June 1910, page 14; also published in 4 June page 7]

FOX.--On June 1, 1910, THOMAS ROBB, husband of the late Anna Sophie Fox, in his 72d year. The relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services, on Saturday morning, at 11 o'clock, at the parlors of Oliver H. Bair, 1820 Chestnut st. Interment private.


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