Mr Patrick Fox

Mr Patrick Fox was born in Co Westmeath, Ireland on 15 July 1883.

He was the son of John Fox (b. 1833), a farmer, and his wife Bridget (née Keenaghan?) (b. 1851) who had married around 1872.

One of five surviving children from a total of nine, Patrick's known siblings were: Bridget, Katie (b. 1887), Margaret (b. 1889) and Christina (b. 1892). The family were Roman Catholic.

Patrick was shown on the 1901 census living and working as a farmhand in Clyglass, Killare, Co Westmeath whilst his parents where listed living at house 3 in Killaroo, Killare. He went on to spend several years living in the USA where he already had family. Making a decent living for himself, he returned to Ireland sometime in late 1910 or early 1911 for an extended visit. He appeared on the 1911 census living with his family at house 1 in Killaroo, Killare. It was his intention to buy land from a neighbouring family, the Conlon's and he made plans to return to the USA and settle his affairs there before returning to Ireland.

Describing himself as a 26-year-old labourer, Fox boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger (ticket number 368573 which cost £7, 15s).

Patrick Fox died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.

His father died just over a year later on 3 May 1913. Just prior to that, in March his younger sister Christina had emigrated, travelling to New York aboard Campania.

Gavin Bell

References and Sources
Molony, Senan: The Irish Aboard Titanic, 2000. Wolfhound Press, ISBN 0863278051
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