biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Loftus Fox, of Prairie Township, resides on section 26. He was born in Lagrange County, Ind., Aug. 14, 1844, and is a son of Loftus and Jane M. (McCutchin) Fox, natives of Ireland, the former born in Waterford and the latter in Longford. They came to this country soon after their marriage, and after stopping a short time in Ohio, settled in Lagrange County, Ind., where the mother died about 1850, the father surviving her about thirty years; he died in Pepin County, Wis. The subject of our sketch, Loftus Fox, while yet a small boy, removed with his father to Pepin County, Wit, and grew to manhood on the farm, residing there until 1871, when he came to Iowa and purchased 160 acres of raw prairie, which is still a part of his extensive farm. April 19, 1873, at Monmouth, Ill., Mr. Fox was married to Miss Emma Shuesler, a native of Warren County, Ill. They are the parents of five children-George, Alice Leota, Mildred, Edward and Willie. Politically Mr. Fox is a Democrat, but takes no further interest in politics than to do his duty at the polls; he has never united with any religious or secret society. He gives his entire attention to stock farming, in which he has been unusually successful, and owns 520 acres of splendid land, all of which is under cultivation and well improved. He is one of the largest stock-raisers in the county, and ranks among the heaviest tax-payers. He gives close attention to his business, is prudent in the management of his affairs, and strictly honorable in his dealings, and is a man who enjoys to the fullest degree the confidence and respect of his friends.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy