FOX, Cardwell & MAUPIN, Cynthia
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 3:28PM
Jo Giessner

Cynthia Maupin Fox registered earmarks only on 25 March 1911. She gave as her address, Gas Point.

Born 27 April 1889,  the daughter of Thomas Henderson Maupin and Susan Ellen Hoover Maupin, Cynthia came into this world at Igo, Shasta, California. The Maupin family identifies with Piety Hill (Igo) and then the Bald Hills. Thomas Maupin was born in Kentucky and came to California via Missouri in 1852.

Cynthia married in Shasta County on 21 November 1906,  to Cardwell Fox.

Cardwell Fox was born 19 June 1879, in Madison County, Kentucky, the son of Samuel B. Fox and Lena Cardwell Fox. The Fox families were of Kentucky farming operations and slaveholders.

By 1900, Lena was a widow and had moved to Winchester, Clark Co., Kentucky, with her three children, Cardwell, Cyrus and Joanna. In the same year, or 1901, the family came to Red Bluff, Tehama Co., California.

Cardwell Fox worked as a carpenter. The couple lived  first in Igo, and then in the Gas Point area of Cottonwood throughout their lives and had three children:  Cardwell E. Fox (1907 -1967), Marjorie V. Fox (abt 1911 - ?) and Norman Clay Fox (1912 - 1978.)

Cynthia died 1 July 1951. Cardwell died while with his son, Norman, in San Mateo on 23 August 1958.

Cardwell's mother Lena, died in Red Bluff on 21 March 1951 and his brother, Cyrus Turner Fox died there in 1955.~

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