Mexborough and Swinton Times, July 20, 1912
Mining Heroes Funerals
Joseph Benjamin Fox
66 Earnshaw Lane, Conisborough Aged 24
Funeral Conisbrough Cemetery, Friday, 12 July
Priest; Rev. C.P.Mellor.
Mourners: Mr. and Mrs. B.Fox (father and mother), Alice and Ernest, Abraham and Minnie, Mr. and Mrs Swan (Walsall Wood, Staffs), Mr. and Mrs.Hinton, Denaby, Mr.and Mrs. J.Fox, Mr,C.Senior and Miss E.Hinton, Mr.A,Addy, Mrs W.Birch, George and Nellie Orgill, Mrs Cunningham and Mrs. Butler. Messsrs . Verity, Smith, Feirn and Walker. Bearers: Messrs C.Largon, J.Brammer, E.Hague, J.Hinton, C.Senior and E.Hemsall. Wreaths: From “Father & Mother””Soisters and brothers” ” friends at Clifton
At the time of the 1911 Census, Joseph Benjamin, who was born in Pelsall in Staffs, lived with his parents at Clifton.
The head of the household, Benjamin Fox aged 42, was a Coal Hewer from Walsall in Staffs; his wife Mary Ann was 56 and they had been married for 24 years.
Also in the house were his brothers Ernest, aged 19 and also a Pony Driver, and Abraham aged 16 who was a lamp carrier below ground.
The other occupant was their sister Minnie aged 12.