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Dr. Joseph Braden Fox is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.    The entry in Find-a-Grave says: “Born in Virginia; aged 74y 3m 5d

In this county, on the 10th day of March, 1874, Dr. Joseph B. Fox, aged 73 years. After several months of a peaceful and gradual decline, with scarcely any symptoms of disease. The Doctor was a member of the M. E. church for 44 years – a consistent Christian – modest and unassuming, and yet by his purity of life and unostentatious charities, a very efficient worker in the church. His last words were “Precious Jesus”. Dr. Fox emigrated to this city from Loudon county, Va., about 33 years ago, and has resided here, and on his farm on Sugar Creek, nearly ever since. He was a well educated physician, and a very successful practitioner-always as prompt to answer calls of the poor as the rich, for his professional services. Pub. in Illinois State Journal, Springfield, IL, 3-14-1874.

Note: chronological cemetery records list his date of death as 3-10-1874 as well as the newspaper article of his death. Stone is engraved incorrectly with 1875 as year of death. ”

There is an entry in Ancestry.com which says that Joseph Braden Fox married Amanda Leslie and had 11 children.  The entry also says he passed away on March 10, 1874.

So I wonder what happened with this marker, and why it shows 1875 ….