Ruth May Fox, Utah Suffragist

Ever wonder what your great-great grandmother’s voice sounded like?  One historian got the chance to hear her ancestor (who died in 1958) tell stories of her life in newly rediscovered recordings.

An article published today in the Deseret News focuses on recently donated recorded interviews of Ruth May Fox, a Utah pioneer, early proponent of women’s suffrage, and prominent figure in LDS Church history.

Ruth’s husband, Jesse W. Fox (Junior), was a Salt Lake County selectman.  Jesse’s father, Jesse W. Fox (Senior) was the very first Salt Lake County Surveyor in 1852.

To see excerpts from the diary of Ruth May Fox, the entire Utah Historical Quarterly’s article entitled “Forgotten Suffragist” is available online (volume 49, number 3, Summer, 1981).

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