Mr. Gray's Ledger: P.F. Fox
Subject: Peter F. Fox with two giant pumpkins
Date: Nov. 6, 1915
According to the Macksville Enterprise, Oct. 7, 1915, the Macksville Street Fair was a "brilliant success." The article mentions farm product exhibitions, including "corn and pumpkins," and we wonder if Mr. Fox displayed giant pumpkins at the Macksville Street Fair that week.
Peter Franklin Fox was born in 1845, Smith County, Va. A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1863 and served until the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee at Appomattox. He married Sarah Francis Rhea in 1866. They had eight children. P.F. Fox is mentioned in Stafford County 1870-1990 as being first treasurer for Darling School (#48) in Richland Township in 1889. He makes another cameo appearance in our history in No Cyclone Shall Destroy as being on the "paint committee" for Neelands Chapel when construction plans began in 1903. He died in 1927, his wife in 1930. Both are buried at Fairview Park Cemetery.
Photo No. 3668
Location: St. John, KS