An American Family History

Mae Fox McKelvey

Lucas County is in south central Iowa. It was founded in 1846 and the county seat is Chariton.

In the 1830s settlers began arriving in Iowa from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, Kentucky, and Virginia. Iowa became a state in 1846.

Mae Fox McKelvey was the youngest of John Newton Fox and Sarah Jane Ricketts' children. She was born on April 30, 1885 in Benton Township, Lucas County, Iowa. She attended school through grade 9.

She married Lambert Loriane (Mac) McKelvey. He was born in 1881 in Keokuk County, Iowa. His parents were David William McKelvey and Amanda Catherine Koontz. He attended school until grade 8.

Mae and Mac appeared in the 1920 census in Des Moines on Eighth Street. He was 38 and had no occupation and she was 34 (sic 24) and worked as a saleslady in a department store. 

In 1930 they were living in Des Moines.

Mae became a widow when Mac died in 1952. In 1961 she had her mother's remains re-interred from New York cemetery in Millerton in Wayne County to the Glendale Cemetery located in Des Moines near where she is buried. She died in June, 1964.

Children of:
John Newton Fox and
Sarah Jane Ricketts
  • Clara Fox Wood
  • Eliza Fox Smith
  • Bonham Fox
  • Merrit Fox
  • Orpha Fox
  • Etta Fox O'Dea
  • Mae Fox McKelvey

    Isabelle Solinger
    and R. Groves
  • Edward Groves
  • Isabelle Solinger
    and John Shelton
  • Clyde D. Sheldon
  • Leonard William Shelton
  • Maud May Shelton Netherow
  • Thomas Del Shelton
    John Fox and
    Isabelle Solinger
  • Earl Fox
  • mae

    Descendants of Absalom Fox and Christian Bonham are Mayflower Descendants.

  • Samuel Fuller
  • Hannah Fuller Bonham
  • Hezekiah Bonham
  • Amariah Bonham
  • Christian Bonham Fox


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