Stillwater Valley News
17 August 1931
Harry M. Fox, son of John and Hannah Mohler Fox, was born Sept. 18, 1872. Died at the Covington hospital, Aug. 12, 1931. He was married to Orpha A. Cable, Feb. 21, 1895, who preceded him in death Sept. 9 1918. Three children were born to this union, Mrs. Frances Fox Jennings, Mary Thelma Fox and John Cable Fox, the latter dying Oct. 8, 1927. He was married to Mrs. Blanche Bonebrake of Eldorado, O., in 1920. Practically all his life has been spent in this community where he was an outstanding citizen and held in high esteem. He received his early education at the Greenville Creek school where he was one of the prominent leaders especially in the literary circles of those days. He was reared on the farm which he conducted together with a nursery. He joined the Church of the Brethren in his early married life and was baptized in the creek near his country home by Elder Geo. Mohler. He affiliated with the Piqua Granite and Marble Company in 1913 becoming president in 1914. In the discharge of his duties with this company he traveled more than 300,000 miles, enough to girdle the earth 12 times. His wife traveled with him much of the 11 years of their married life.
His activities extended to civic organizations also, and here, as in other business interests, he was punctual and thorough, faithful to every detail and proved himself a faithful public servant. He was township trustee when the township building was erected and served several years in this capacity. He was one of the five men on the Building Committee when the present church edifice was erected and served as trustee of the church farms a number of years. He served also as a director of the Buckeye State Mutual Insurance Association and became its president in 1929 which office he held at the time of his death. Here his congenial kindly smile was prevalent and helped over many hard places of adjustment. His efficient association with this company will make his memory honored among them. Much could be written and said about his good deeds, but he never posed as a great man.
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