Ruth May Fox

Ruth May Fox (November 16, 1853 – April 12, 1958) was a nineteenth century English-born women's rights activist in the Territory of Utah. Fox was a poet, hymn writer, and a leader of youth in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Ruth May was born in Westbury, Wiltshire, England to James May and Mary Ann Harding. When Ruth was five months old, her parents converted to Mormonism. When her mother died in childbirth when Ruth was 18 months old, Ruth was sent to live with various Mormon families and relatives. In 1865, James May emigrated to the United States and shortly thereafter brought Ruth and her sister to Philadelphia. The family moved to Utah Territory in 1867. On May 8, 1873, Ruth married Jesse W. Fox, Jr. In 1888, Jesse Fox married a plural wife with Ruth's approval. Around the same time, Jesse lost his business, went into debt, and the Foxes ultimately lost their home. Ruth was the mother of 12 children. Fox was active in promoting the women's suffrage movement in Utah and did so largely through her involvement in the Republican Party.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 16th, 1853
United States of America
Date of death
April 12th, 1958 at age of 104
Place of death
Salt Lake City, United States of America


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