Monday, April 16, 2018

Comics: Victor S. Fox, Businessman and Publisher


Victor Samuel Fox was born on April 13, 1893 in Nottinghamshire, England. Birth information is based on Fox’s World War I and II draft cards, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry (volumes 7 and 9) and death certificate. The 1900 U.S. Federal Census had April 1893 as Fox’s birth month and year. However, Fox’s New York, World War I military service card had March 23, 1893 as his birth date. A third birth date, July 3, 1893, has been given by other publications and websites.

Fox’s World War II draft card had his full name as “Victor Samuel Fox”. In the 1900 census, Fox’s name was recorded as “Samuel V J Fox”. The initial J was for Joseph according to some publications and websites.


Census, military, naturalization, marriage and travel information are from Ancestry.com.



1900 United States Federal Census
Home: 129 County Street, Fall River, Massachusetts
Household Members
Name / Age
Joseph Fox, 35; born in Russia; store keeper
Bessie Fox, 37; born in Russia
Annie Fox, 16; born in Russia
Rosie Fox, 15; born in Russia
Fanny E Fox, 8; born in England
Samuel V J Fox, 7; born in England
Etta Fox, 2; born in Massachusetts
Marion Fox, 1 month; born in Massachusetts

Massachusetts, State and Federal Naturalization Records
Name: Joseph Fox
Address: 34 Ninth Street, Fall River, Massachusetts
Occupation: Peddler
Petition Age: 39
Record Type: Petition
Birth Date: May 16, 1864
Birth Place: Lubek, Novigrodac, Russia
Arrival Date: August 1, 1896
Arrival Place: New York City
Petition Date: November 9, 1900
Petition Place: Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Naturalization Date: April 21, 1904 (Victor S. Fox and his foreign-born siblings became naturalized Americans.)

1910 United States Federal Census
Home: 609 Cherry Street, Fall River, Massachusetts
Household Members
Name / Age
Joseph Fox, 44; merchant/cloak store
Bessie Fox, 48
Rosie Fox, 22
Frances Fox, 18
Victor Fox, 17
Etta Fox, 12
Marion Fox, 09

1915 New York State Census
Home: 555 West 151 Street, New York, New York
Household Members:
Name / Age
Joseph Fox, 48; cloak and suit retailer
Bessie Fox, 47
Anna L Fox, 26
Frances E Fox, 22
Jeanette Fox, 17
Marian G Fox, 15
(Victor S. Fox not found in state census)


The New York Times

February 24, 1916
New Incorporations
Albany, N.Y., Feb. 23.—Harry T. Johnson, Inc., ladies’ ready-to-wear apparel, $10,000; E. Goodman, V.S. Fox, H.T. Johnson, Hotel McAlpin.
The New York Times
August 16, 1916
New Incorporations.
Albany, August 15.—Thirty corporations were chartered today, with an aggregate capital stock of $396,309. They include:
Fox Costumes, Inc., theatrical costumes, theatrical, vaudeville enterprises, $5,000; L. J. Jacoves, A. L. and V. S. Fox, 555 W. 151st St.
The New York Clipper
August 26, 1916
Fox Costumes, Inc., theatrical costumes, theatrical, vaudeville enterprises, incorporated at Albany, Aug. 15, for $5,000. L. J. Jacoves, A. L. and V. S. Fox.
The New York Dramatic Mirror
September 2, 1916
New Incorporations
Albany, N. Y. (Special).—The following theatrical concerns were incorporated here last week:Fox Costumes, Inc., New York City, To deal in theatrical and vaudeville enterprises, and the manufacture of theatrical costumes. Capital, $5,000. Directors, Anna L. Fox, Victor S. Fox, and Louis J. Jacoves, 198 Broadway. New York city.














Variety

October 6, 1916
Fox Costumes Inc. advertisement

Variety

October 20, 1916
Fox Costumes Inc. advertisement

The New York Times

February 17, 1917
Business Records
Judgments.
The following judgments were filed yesterday, the first name being that of the debtor:
In New York County.
Amounts of $100 and over.
Fox, Victor S.—S.C. Lavin…$321.95

The New York Times
November 1, 1917
Business Records
Judgments.
The following judgments were filed yesterday, the first name being that of the debtor:
In New York County.
(Amounts of $100 and over.)
World Costume Corp. and Victor S. Fox—M.I. Eisfeldt…$105.35

World War I Draft Card
Name: Victor S Fox
Birth Date: April 13, 1893
Birth Place: Nottinghamshire, England
Street Address: 555 West 151 Street, Manhattan, New York, New York
Occupation: Manufacturer Military Uniforms
Employer: World Costume Corporation, 42 East 20 Street, New York, New York
Physical Build: Stout
Height: Medium
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Gray
Signature: June 5, 1918

New York, World War I Military Service Card
Name: Victor S Fox
Birth Place: England
Birth Date: March 23, 1893
Service Start Date: July 26, 1918
Service Start Place: New York City, New York
Assignment: Engineering Training Regiment Camp, Humphreys, Virginia
Grade: Private
Discharge Date: December 24, 1918

1920 United States Federal Census
Home: 555 West 151st Street, Manhattan, New York, New York
Household Members
Name / Age
Joseph Fox, 55
Bessie Fox, 58
Anna L Fox, 32
Rose S Fox, 30
Frances E Fox, 26
Victor S Fox, 25; exporter/general merchandise
Etta J Fox, 21
Marion Y Fox, 19


Port of New York Annual

Alexander Rogers Smith
Smith’s Port Publishing Company, Inc., 1920 
Shipping Agents
Fox, Victor S. & Co., 47 Broadway.
The New York Times
April 11, 1920
Ship for Hamburg Route.
Consolidated Maritime Line Here Buys Former Austrian Steamer.
[Victor S. Fox of Consolidated Maritime Line]
The New York Times
April 21, 1920
$10,813,130 for 23 Ships.
Board Announces Receipts from Sale of Former German Vessels.
[Victor S. Fox & Co. Association purchased nine vessels: Arapahoe for $165,000; Armenia for $864,375; Chillicothe for $192,500; Ceosa for $262,500; Osadomia for $690,000; Monongahela for $228,250; Moshulu for $272,250; Muscoota for $206,250; and Tonawanda for $156,585.]
The New York Times
April 21, 1920
V.S. Fox Gets Coal Tract
Purchase Disclosed Through Incorporation of New Company
[Victor S. Fox and Associates incorporated the Crystal Coal Corporation in Delaware and purchased coal acreage in Virginia to fuel its ships.]
New York Tribune
June 29, 1920
Business Troubles
Satisfied Judgments.
The first name is that of the debtor, the second that of the creditor and date when judgment was filed:
Fox, Victor S.—H. L. Oppenheim et al; July 25, 1917…$295.74
Same—Same; July 25, 1917…$164.85
World Costume Corporation and Victor S. Fox—M. I. Eisfeldt; Oct. 31, 1917…$321.90
Fox, Victor S. and David Galway—H. Little; Oct. 17, 1917…$133.21
New York Tribune
August 25, 1920
Business Troubles
Satisfied Judgments.
In New York County
The following judgments were filed yesterday, the first name being that of the debtor:
Fox, Victor S., and David Galway—A.E. Alloy; October 16, 1919…$165.55
Fox Costumes, Co., Inc.—Siegman & Well; June 19, 1917…$333.23
Fox Costumes, Co., Inc., —N.Y. Telephone Co.; Jan. 29, 1918…$391.38
The New York Times
October 1, 1920
Inquiry Under Way on Fox Ship Sale
Federal Officials at Work Following Purchase of Shipping Board Vessels.
Interest was caused in shipping circles yesterday by the report that Federal authorities were investigating certain phases of the purchase of a number of steamships by Victor S. Fox & Co., Incorporated, and the Consolidated Maritime Lines, Incorporated, of 47 Broadway….
The New York Times
October 3, 1920
Halted in Stock Sales.
Allied Capital Corporation Enjoined on Prosecutor’s Plea.
The Allied Capital Corporation and two of its officers, John A. Sacks, president, and Victor S. Fox, a director, were temporarily enjoined yesterday from continuing sales of securities by an order signed by Supreme Court Justice May in Brooklyn…
The New York Times
October 4, 1920
Recall Board Ships from Fox’s Control
Washington, Oct. 3.—Control of twelve Shipping Board vessels, valued at more than $6,500,000, obtained by Victor S. Fox of New York on the partial payment plan, has been withdrawn….

…it was understood that a receiver had been appointed for the Victor Fox, Inc., the Consolidated Maritime Lines, Inc., and other steamship lines of which Fox is President….
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
October 6, 1920
Indict Steamship Men
The New York Times
October 6, 1920

Two Fox Officials Indicted for Fraud
Federal Jury Holds President and Treasurer for Deal with Shipping Board.
False Vouchers Charged
Victor S. Fox, President, and William H. Kaiser, Treasurer, of Victor S. Fox & Co., Inc., were indicted yesterday by the Federal Grand Jury on a charge of attempting to defraud the United States Shipping Board by presenting accounts and vouchers….

…It is charged in the indictment that on Aug. 11, 1920, the defendants, “for the purpose and with the intent of cheating, swindling and defrauding the Government of the United States and the United States Shipping Board,” made a false account and certificate….

…Fox was held in $10,000 in bail and Kaiser in $7,500.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
October 7, 1920
Bankruptcy Forced on Fox, 13 S. S. Cos.
The New York Times
October 8, 1920

Receiver for Fox Company
An involuntary petition in bankruptcy was filed in the Federal Court yesterday against the Victor S. Fox Company, Inc., of 47 Broadway, by three creditors….The Fox Company and its affiliated concerns consented to the decree….
Nauticus
October 16, 1920
Legal Notices
Suits
Victor S. Fox, 47 Broadway, $1,236.16 claimed by Gordon Beattie for wages as master of s.s. Isonomia (U.S. Dis. Ct., S.D., N.Y.).
Shipping Board Operations
Hearings Before Select Committee on U.S. Shipping Board Operations
House of Representatives
Sixty-sixth Congress, Third Session, Part 11
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1921
Bulletin, Friday, January 21.
[Public Notices.]
Notice to Creditors of Victor S. Fox and Company, Inc., States Steamship Corporation, American Merchant Marines, Inc., Atlantic Adriatic Steamship Corporation, French American Line, Inc., Standard Steamship Company, Inc., International Maritime Corporation, Italian Star Line, Inc., and all Allied Lines of the Above Named.
The New York Herald
March 14, 1921
Ship and Sail under the Stars and Stripes
Keep our ships on the Seven Seas
United States Shipping Board Services
Operators
49 Fox, Victor S., & Co. 47 B’way, N.Y. Wh. 1950
New York Tribune
March 18, 1921
Shipping Companies and Agents Addresses and Telephone Numbers
Fox, Victor S. & Co. (U.S.S.B.)
47 B’way, N.Y. Whitehall 1950
American Industries
April 1921
49 Fox, Victor S., & Co.Geo. W. Sterling, Rec’ver47 B’way, N.Y. Wh. 1950
The New York Herald
April 11, 1921
Keep our Ships on the Seven Seas under the Stars and Stripes
United States Shipping Board Services
To All Parts of the World
49 Fox, Victor S., & Co.
Geo. W. Sterling, Rec’ver
47 B’way, N.Y. Wh. 1950
Harper’s Magazine
May 1921
Fox, Victor S., & Co., N. Y.

The New York Times

May 17, 1921
Misuse of Office Denied by Conrad
Shipping Board Counsel Says He Did Not Exercise Influence in Receiverships.
…Victor S. Fox of Victor S. Fox & Co., 47 Broadway, one of the thirty-nine principal and subsidiary shipping companies under receivership in this district, said that he could give important information concerning Mr. Conrad, Mr. Nicoll and Mr. Carson, if called to testify. Mr. Fox added that the indictment against his firm, now pending in the United Stated District Court, was the result of the activities of men who are now facing an inquiry themselves.
Coal Review
May 18, 1921
49 Fox, Victor S., & Co.
Geo. W. Sterling, Rec’ver
47 B’way, N.Y. Wh. 1950

The Marine Journal

October 29, 1921
One Receiver named for Many Ship Companies
Receivership for twenty-nine steamship companies, formerly arranged in seven groups in as many separate appointments, is now united, with James G. Graham, 11 Broadway, named by Judge Julius M. May of the United States District Court as receiver. The unification of receivership has been ordered in an attempt to save unnecessary expense and to simplify litigation in which the United States Government, through the Shipping Board, is the principal complainant and largest creditor. Mr. Graham succeeds Shipping Board officials previously appointed.

Notices to creditors have been published asking that all file their claims with the new receiver. John G. Pore, 11 Broadway, is Mr. Graham’s attorney….

The defendant companies named are:

…Consolidated Maritime Lines, Victor S. Fox & Co., Tonowanda Navigation Company, Muscoota Navigation Company, Moshulu Navigation Company, Monongahela Navigation Company, Chillicothe Navigation Company, Arapahoe Navigation Company, Mount Shasta Navigation Company, Jeanette Steamship Company, Isonomia Steamship Company, Coosa Steamship Company, Castlewood Steamship Company and Armenia Steamship Company.
Shipping
November 10, 1921
Shipping Legal Record
(same text as The Marine Journal)

New York Tribune

May 14, 1922
The Fate of American Merchant Marine Is in the Balance
…Victor S. Fox, a theatrical costumer, began business on a shoe string, and for a time had hopes of making himself a figure in the steamship world. He bought ships at ten per cent cash and expected to pay off the remainder from current earnings. Unfortunately he went in on the ebb tide, which soon left him stranded on the sand.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
February 24, 1924
To Start S. S. Line
The steamer City of Seattle which is due in New York from Jacksonville, Fla., tomorrow morning, will be the first boat to sail under the New York-Atlantic City Steamship Line, next month, according to Victor S. Fox, president of the new corporation….
The Evening Star
(Peekskill, New York)
August 21, 1924
New Night Line Now Operating on River
Victor S. Fox. president of the New York-Atlantic City Steamship Co., and his associates in the New York, Albany and Western Steamship Co., started a new service from New York to Albany and Troy, beginning Wednesday with the departure of the steamship, Lancaster, from Pier 46, North River. Sailings will be maintained every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Mr. Fox says that other ships probably will be added later. Associated with him is H A. Lamb, as vice-president and general manager.

The Lancaster was formerly operated from Baltimore on the Chesapeake. Mr. Fox announced that the fare will be $1 and the rates will range from 75 cents for berths to $5 for staterooms. The ship has accommodations for 400 passengers. The dining service will be cafeteria style.
United States Investor
October 25, 1924
Financial Inquiries
New York & Atlantic City Steamship Co.
41732. (Buffalo, N. Y.) Will you kindly favor us with an expression of your judgment relative to New York Atlantic City Steamship Company, whose address Is Pier 12, East River, New York? A client of ours who has made an investment In the company is desirous of securing some information concerning the stability and the possibility of the stock in the above company.

Ans.: We are not favorably Impressed with the line-up of the New York and Atlantic City Steamship Co., which has moved its headquarters from Pier 12, East River, New York, to 82 Wall Street, New York. Stock in the company was sold by the [missing text]
1925 New York, New York, City Directory
Name: Victor S Fox
Street address: 82 Wall R305
Occupation: President, NY & Atlantic City Steamship Co


1925 New York State Census
Home: 514 West 114th Street, Manhattan, New York, New York
Household Members
Name / Age
Joseph Fox, 61; merchant
Bessie Fox, 63
Marian Fox, 22; stenographer
Josephine Verderber, 24; maid
(Victor S. Fox not found in state census)


The New York Times

December 23, 1925
Business Records
Judgments.
Filed yesterday, the first name being that of the debtor:
In New York County.
Fox, Victor S.—Longacre Bank...$4,312.10

Massachusetts Reports, Volume 256

Decisions Supreme Judicial Court
1926
Victor S. Fox and Company

Florida, Passenger List

Name: Victor S Fox
Arrival Date: February 11, 1928
Arrival Place: Miami, Florida
Ship: Iroquois

Florida, Passenger List
Name: Victor S Fox
Arrival Date: February 17, 1929
Arrival Place: Miami, Florida

The New York Times
May 17, 1929

Tuttle ‘Coup’ Ends Tipster Concern
…Victor S. Fox of the Allied Capital Corporation, 49 Broadway and 331 Madison Avenue, was arraigned yesterday before United States Commissioner A. O’Neill and held in $7,500 bail on a charge of using the mails to defraud….Fox, according to the prosecutor, operated a “sell and switch” stock concern. He said Fox also had a desk room at 230 Park Avenue as “Fox Motor and Bank Stocks, Inc.,” and as “American Common Stocks, Inc.”…Fox was arrested yesterday.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
September 5, 1929
First Financial “Speakeasy” Trial in Crusade Opens
…Victor S. Fox of the Allied Capital Corporation of 49 Broadway and 331 Madison ave., was arraigned and held in $7,500 bail on a mail fraud charge….
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
September 6, 1929
Ford Stock Firm Banned by Court
…a temporary injunction restraining the Allied Capital Corporation and Victor S. Fox from doing further business. It is charged that they accepted money from investors for foreign Ford stock and failed to deliver the stock….
The New York Times
November 28, 1929
4 Indicted in Stock Sales.
Mail Frauds Charged to Group That Dealt in Ford of France.
The Federal grand jury late yesterday indicted Victor S. Fox, Fred H. Hallen, I. Lloyd Zimmer and William McManus on a charge of using the mails to defraud in connection with their stock-selling activities for the Allied Capital Corporation at 300 and 331 Madison Avenue and 49 Broadway….
New York Legislative Documents
J.B. Lyon Company, 1930
The Allied Capital Corporation was another pretentious enterprise of this kind. Its principal, Victor S. Fox, is now being held under a charge of larceny.
Florida, Passenger List
Name: Victor S Fox [name crossed out]
Arrival Date: February 8, 1930
Arrival Place: Miami, Florida
Ship: Evangeline

Florida, Passenger List
Name: Victor S Fox
Arrival Date: January 3, 1931
Arrival Place: Miami, Florida

New York, Passenger List
Name: Victor S Fox
Arrival Date: November 29, 1931
Port of Departure: New York, New York
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Paris

Florida, Passenger List
Name: Victor S Fox
Arrival Date: February 25, 1934
Arrival Place: Miami, Florida

Florida, Passenger List
Name: Victor S Fox
Arrival Date: January 5, 1936
Arrival Place: Miami, Florida

Florida, Passenger List
Name: Victor S Fox
Arrival Date: February 10, 1936
Arrival Place: Miami, Florida

Miami Herald
(Florida)
May 17, 1936












Florida, Passenger List
Name: Victor S Fox
Arrival Place: March 1, 1937
Arrival Place: Miami, Florida

The New York Times
October 28, 1938

Business Records
Judgments.
The following judgments were filed yesterday, the first name being that of the debtor:
In New York County.
Tax Commission:
…Fox, Victor S., $390.92
New York Post
December 29, 1938
The Stars vs. McKesson & Robbins
World Astrology Magazine, for January, 1939, recommends purchase of McKesson & Robbins securities.

Victor S. Fox, editor of the magazine, was called before Assistant Attorney General McCall of New York State to explain. Fox said McKesson & Robbins was included under the “armament group,” and that since January looked like a good month for armament stocks. World Astrology recommended it.

This untoward event and its even more un toward explanation need not cause loss of astrological faith, however. It may be an astrological phenomenon in reverse.

The McKesson & Robbins investors undoubtedly will see stars on the next dividend date.
Fox Feature Syndicate’s first comic book was Wonder Comics, #1, May 1939, which featured Wonder Man.  On the third issue, Wonder Comics was retitled Wonderworld Comics

Stripper’s Guide
1939 Fox Feature Syndicate Advertising Campaign

Stripper’s Guide
1940 Fox Feature Syndicate Advertising Campaign

The New York Times
F
ebruary 1, 1940

Business Records
Satisfied Judgments
The first name is that of the debtor, the second that of the creditor and the date when judgment was filed:
In New York County
Fox, Victor S.—State Tax Comm., Oct. 27, 1939…309.92
Florida, Passenger List
Name: Victor S Fox
Arrival Date: March 6, 1940

Arrival Place: Miami, Florida


1940 United States Federal Census
Home: 142 East 49 Street, New York, New York

Citizenship: Naturalized
Occupation: Publisher
Industry: Magazine
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 1st year
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 1000
Income Other Sources: Yes
Household Members
Name / Age
Victor Fox, 45

Broadcasting
April 15, 1940
N. Elliott Stuckel, for nine years with CBS, has been named director of the promotion division of Fox Feature Syndicate, according to an announcement by Victor S. Fox, president. Mr. Stuckel will handle radio, newspaper and merchandising contacts.
Florida, Passenger List
Name: Victor S Fox
Arrival Date: March 1, 1941
Arrival Place: Miami, Florida

World War II Draft Card
Name: Victor Samuel Fox
Residence Place: New York, New York, USA
Residence Address: 142 East 49th Street
Age: 49
Birth Date: April 13, 1893
Birth Place: Nottingham, England
Employer Name and Address: Self, 247 Park Avenue, New York, New York
Height: 5’ 3”
Weight: 178 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Signature: April 26, 1942

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office
November 1942

List of Patentees to Whom Patents Were Issued on the 3d Day of November, 1942
Fox, Victor S., New York, and R.W. Farrell, Bronx, N.Y., said Fox assignor, by mesne assignments, to said Farrell, Optical projector. 2,301,114; Nov. 3.
New York City, Marriage Indexes
Name: Victor S. Fox
Marriage Date: August 7, 1943
Marriage Place: Queens, New York City, New York
Spouse: Carolyne Marion Bellvage [spelled Caroline Balevich on Fox’s death certificate]


Long Island Daily Press

(Jamaica, New York)
August 13, 1943
Marriage Licenses
Fox-Bellvage—Victor Fox, 50, of Manhattan, and Carolyne Bellvage, 36, of 84-46 Smedley street, Jamaica.































The New York Times

November 7, 1944
Gould Court Hears of Contract Fund
Testimony that a special account to pay Army contract officers for aid in obtaining Government war business had been set up by the Cornwall Shipbuilding Company, was given yesterday by Victor S. Fox, a former partner of the company, at the general court-martial of Capt. Joseph (Joe) Gould, former prize fight manager until he entered the Army Transportation Corps two years ago….
The New York Times
November 14, 1944
Army Court Finds Joe Gould Guilty
…Named by the trial judge advocate as co-conspirators were the Cornwall Shipbuilding Company of cornwall Landing, N.Y., and its three partners, Milton A. Henry, Victor Fox and Henry Glassgold, and in summing up for the prosecution Assistant Trial Judge Advocate Lieut. Kenneth F. Graf described them as “nothing more than a gang of modern buccaneers, who took to fighting among themselves over the division of the spoils.”
The New York Times
December 21, 1944
Not Involved in Plot
…The attention of The Times has now been called to the fact that Victor Fox was not named as a co-conspirator. Mr. Fox, who was a witness for the Government, testified that he sold his interest in the company as soon as he learned of the contract involved in the proceeding.

The Times is glad to take this opportunity of expressing its regret for the error.
1945 New York, New York, City Directory
Name: Victor S Fox
Street address: b 60E42

1946 New York, New York, City Directory
Name: Victor S Fox
Street address: b 60E42

The New York Times
May 29, 1946

Four Apartments in Broadway Deal
Victor S. Fox, magazine publisher, has purchased for occupancy from Mrs. Amy E. Wing the five-story dwelling at 59 East Eighty-second Street. The property occupies a lot 18 by 100 feet and is assessed at $40,000….
New York, Passenger List
Name: Victor Fox
Address: 142 East 49th Street, New York
Arrival Date: June 5, 1946
Occupation: Publisher
Port of Departure: Bermuda
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Airline: Pan American Airways

The New York Times
July 15, 1946
Manhattan Transfers
82d St, 59 E; Amy E. Wing to Victor S. Fox, 59 R. 82d St; mtg $15,000 ($41.25)

Florida, Passenger List
Name: Victor S Fox
Arrival Date: January 1, 1947
Arrival Place: Miami, Florida
Airline: National Airlines

The New York Times
October 23, 1947

Comics Group Buys Paper Mill
Potsdam Paper Mills, Inc., of Potsdam, N.Y., on the Racquette River, has been acquired by a syndicate headed by Victor S. Fox, president of Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc., publisher of comic magazines, and Central Color Press, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., printer of such magazines, it was announced yesterday. The purchase, Mr. Fox said, gives his group a completely integrated operation.
Rome Daily Sentinel
(New York)
October 24, 1947

Potsdam Paper Co. Sold to Syndicate
New York—(AP)—Potsdam Paper Mills of Potsdam, N.Y., have been sold to a syndicate headed by Victor S. Fox, New York comic magazine publisher.

The price was not disclosed in the company’s announcement yesterday.

Fox is president of Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc.

The Potsdam plant manufactures newsprint and cover stock, chiefly from reclaimed waste from the binding operations of the Central Color Press, Inc., at Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Additional machinery and equipment are being installed.

Roland I. Mead has been named mill manager. He formerly was consulting engineer with American Industrial Company.
1948 New York, New York, City Directory
Name: Victor S FoxStreet address: b 60E42

Florida, Passenger Lists
Name: Victor S Fox
Arrival Date: February 22, 1948
Arrival Place: Miami, Florida
Airline: Pan American

1949 New York, New York, City Directory
Name: Victor S Fox
Street address: b 60E42

Florida, Passenger List
Name: Victor S Fox
Departure Place: Marseille, France
Arrival Date: October 29, 1949
Arrival Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Airline: Pan American Airways

New York, Passenger List
Name: Victor Fox
Address: 142 E 49th St., NY
Arrival Date: October 30, 1949
Port of Departure: Lisbon, Portugal
Port of Arrival: LaGuardia Airport, New York, New York
Airline: Pan American Airways

New York, Passenger List
Name: Victor Fox
Arrival Date: 7 Jan 1951
Place of Origin: New York
Port of Departure: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Airline: Pan American Airways

New York, Passenger List
Name: Victor S Fox
Arrival Date: July 1, 1951
Port of Departure: New York, New York
Port of Arrival: London, England
Airline: Trans World Airlines
Flight Number: 960-1

New York, Passenger List
Name: Victor Fox
Arrival Date: July 8, 1951
Port of Departure: Paris, France
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Airline: Trans World Airlines

New York, Passenger List
Name: Victor Fox
Departure Date: May 12, 1953
Departure Place: New York, New York, USA
Airline: Trans World Airlines, Inc.
Flight Number: 968/12

Who’s Who in Finance and Industry
Volume 7
Marquis-Who’s Who, 1953
FOX, Victor Samuel, publisher; b. Nottingham. Eng., Apr 13, 1893: s. Joseph and Betsy (Duschae) F.: came to U.S., 1898, naturalized, 1904: grad. B.M.C. Durfee High Sch., Fall River, Mass., 1911; m. Carolyne Bellvage, Aug. 8, 1943: 1 dau. Victoria Ann. Pres. and chmn. bd. Consolidated Maritime Lines. Inc, shipbuilders and operators, 1919-22: Industrial engr., adviser on reorganizations to large corporations. 1922-35; chmn. and pres. Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc., New York, N.Y., also 10 affiliated companies, since 1935; president Central Color Press, Incorporated, publication printers, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.: pub. 20 monthly newsstand mags.; creator and owner of 119 comic feature characters appearing in Magazines and newspapers throughout the world. Home: Palmer Hill Rd., Greenwich, Conn. Office: 60 E. 42d St., N.Y. City 17.
New York, Passenger List
Name: Victor Fox
Arrival Date: July 29, 1953
Port of Departure: Geneva, Switzerland
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Airline: Trans World Airlines

New York, Passenger List
Name: Victor Fox
Departure Date: May 20, 1954
Departure Place: New York, New York, USA
Airline: Trans World Airlines, Inc.
Flight Number: 962/20

New York, Passenger List
Name: Victor Fox
Arrival Date: June 29, 1954
Port of Departure: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Airline: Pan American Airways

New York, Passenger List
Name: Victor Fox
Arrival Date: July 26, 1954
Port of Departure: Zurich
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Airline: Trans World Airlines

New York, Passenger List
Name: Victor Samuel Fox
Arrival Date: September 26, 1954
Port of Departure: Mexico
Port of Arrival: Idlewild Airport, New York
Airline: Air France

Who’s Who in Finance and Industry
Volume 9
Marquis-Who’s Who, 1955
page 374: (same as volume 7)

New York, Passenger List
Name: Victor Fox
Arrival Date: May 16, 1955
Port of Departure: London, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Airline: Pan American Airways
Flight Number: PA 74/16

New York, Passenger List
Name: Victor Fox
Arrival Date: July 2, 1955
Port of Departure: Zurich, Switzerland
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Airline: Swiss Air

Who’s Who in Commerce and Finance
Volume 10
Marquis-Who’s Who, 1957

FOX, Victor Samuel, pres. Key Industries. Inc.. Renard Investments, Ltd. Address: 142 E. 49 St., N.Y.C. 17.
Florida, Passenger List
Name: Victor S Fox
Arrival Place: April 5, 1957
Arrival Place: Miami, Florida
Airline: British Overseas Airways Corporation

New York, Passenger List
Name: Victor S Fox
Arrival Date: April 7, 1957
Port of Departure: Nassau, Bahamas
Port of Arrival: Idlewild Airport, New York
Airline: Pan American Airways

The New York Times
July 6, 1957

Deaths
Fox—Victor S.
With profound sorrow we announce the passing of our believed fellow member, Victor S. Fox.National Democratic Club.
Carmine G DeSapio, President,
Thomas A. Lenane, Secretary.
Connecticut Death Index
Name: Victor S Fox
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: April 13, 1893
Residence: Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut
Death Date: July 3, 1957
Death Place: Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut
Age: 64 Years

Father: Joseph Fox
Mother: Bessie Duchefsky

Social Security Applications and Claims Index
Name: Victor Samuel Fox
Birth Date: April 13, 1893
Death Date: July 3, 1957
Claim Date: August 6, 1957
SSN: 093166348


According to the death certificate, Fox was laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery. In response to an email request, Woodlawn Cemetery provided the location: Arbutus plot, section 184, lot 16592.

Find a Grave
Fox’s death information is incorrect.

Social Security Death Index

Wife: Carolyne B. Fox, December 12, 1906 – February 12, 1995
Daughter: Victoria A. Fox, August 21, 1944 – December 5, 2002


Further Reading

Alter Ego #101, May 2011

The Phantom Lady Archives
Volume 2: The Fox Years, 1947 to 1949
Extras


The Blue Beetle Companion: His Many Lives from 1939 to Today
Christopher Irving
TwoMorrows Publishing, 2007


The Comics Detective
DC vs Victor Fox

Field Guide to Wild American Pulp Artist
Excellent profile but date of death is incorrect.



(Next post on Monday: Henri A. Fluchere, National Comics Production Manager)

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