Posted By:Carol Page Tilson
Subject:Obits: Edwin Duane & Cornelia [Crevolin] Fox
Post Date:August 15, 2009 at 01:55:02
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"Cape Vincent Eagle" [Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY], Thursday, 30 Oct 1924:



It is with much regret that we chronicle the passing of one of our former well known residents, Edwin Duane Fox, who died at his home, at Elmsford, Westchester county, on October 25, following an illness of pneumonia

Edwin Duane Fox, who was 75 years old, was born in Watertown, a son of the late Herny [sic] L. and Eliza [Dodge] Fox. For many years the Fox family was prominent in the hotel business in Cape Vincent, conducting the old St. Lawrence, the Rathbun House, and the Hotel Algonquin, which was built by Mr. Fox's father-in-law, the late Joseph Crevolin. After retiring from the hotel business Mr. Fox moved to New York with his family, where he became engaged in the real estate business. At the time of his death he had extensive real estate interests in Westchester county.

"Ed" Fox, as he was commonly called by the people of Cape Vincent, was a man who possessed many friends in this locality and who will regret to learn of his demise and all will extend their sympathy to the bereaved family.

Besides his widow, Cornelia Crevolin Fox, he is survived by three sons, Cornelius F. Fox, Ned Raymond Fox and Edwin Tunnicliff Fox, and two daughters, Miss Aline Kate Fox and Mrs. Robert K. Potter.

"Cape Vincent Eagle" [Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY], Thursday, 15 Aug 1935, p. 1:

Mrs. E. D. Fox
Dies At Carleton

Mrs. Edward [sic] Duane Fox, 85, of White Plains, a native of this village, died in her sleep last Thursday morning at her room in the Hotel Carleton, where she had been a guest since Monday, July 15. Bruce Robinson, hotel employe, and Mrs. Louise Fitzgerald, a nurse at White Plains, found Mrs. Fox dead in the bead about 6:30.

Mrs. Fox had been in the habit of having her breakfast served in her room. Mr. Robinson went to the room at 6:30 last Thursday morning as usual with her tray and rapped on the door. Mrs. Fitzgerald, who was sleeping in an adjoining room, heard that Mrs. Fox did not tell the waiter to enter the room so she investigated with Mr. Robinson and they found the woman dead. Death was due to heart trouble.

Mrs. Fox had been an invalid for about a year and spent most of her time in a wheel chair. Her son, E. T. Fox, and grandson, E. T. Fox, jr., Locust Valley, spent the weekend with her recently and another son, N. R. Fox, of White Plains, was a guest at the hotel at the time of her death.

Mrs. Fox was born in this village in 1850. She was the daughter of Joseph and Eileen Calvin Crevolene. She attended the local schools and was a member of St. John's Episcopal church. Mrs. Fox was born in the house which is now known as "Beechwood," the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Phinney, of Buffalo.

She was married to the late Edward [sic] Duane Fox, of the village in 1876, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Wm. Perrine, then rector of St. John's Episcopal church.

Mr. Fox was in the hotel business most of his life. He owned the St. Lawrence hotel, which stood on the corner of Market street and Broadway, and later owned the Algonquin hotel.

After the Algonquin hotel was destroyed by fire Mr. and Mrs. Fox left Cape Vincent and moved to White Plains, where Mr. Fox entered the real estate business. They made their home in Elmsford, a suburb of White Plains. After her husband's death in 1924, Mrs. Fox continued to live in White Plains.

For several years after Mr. and Mrs. Fox left this village they continued to return here and stay at the Hotel Carleton. After her husband's death, Mrs. Fox continued to come here. She had been coming to this village for the past twenty years during the summer.

She is survived by two sons, E. T. Fox, of Locust Valley, and N. R. Fox of White Plains; a grandson, E. T. Fox, jr., Locust Valley; two daughters, Miss Kate Fox, of Elmsford, and Mrs. Robert K. Potter, of Colorado Springs Col,; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Soules, of Watertown, and Mrs. Grant Higgs, of Paupau, Mich.

Thomas M. Mannigan, local undertaker, took charge of the body and, accompanied by Gordon Webster, left for Elmsford Thursday afternoon. N. R. Fox, accompanied by Allen S. Davis, of this village, also left for Elmsford Thursday. Funeral services were conducted at that place Saturday last, with burial at White Plains.