From "History of La Crosse County, Wisconsin", 1881, p. 753.
City of La Crosse
W. D. FOX, landlord of the Cameron House; is a native of New York, having been born near Honeoye Lake, Ontario Co., N. Y., Dec. 6, 1824. When 20 years of age, having completed his education, which was obtained in the common schools of his native place, Mr. Fox removed to Wooster, Wayne Co., Ohio, where he resided two years, engaged in milling. He then removed to Watertown, Wis., and was similarly occupied until 1848, when he became a citizen and miller of Kingston, Green Lake Co., remaining here until the spring of 1858, when he went to Portage, and assumed charge of the Veeder House at that place. In February, 1860, he controlled the Railroad Hotel of the same city, which was burned in 1863, and, during the winter of 1865-66, was also identified with the management of the Union Depot Restaurant of Milwaukee. He remained there three years, at the expiration of which period he resumed his residence in Portage. In March, 1880, he came to La Crosse to take charge of the Cameron House, and has since been a resident of the Gateway City. Mr. Fox was married, in December, 1856, to Miss Alvina Smith, and has one daughter.
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