Charles Fox (socialist activist)
Born in Gloucester, the son of a dentist, Fox studied at Sidcot School. His father died when he was fifteen, and he worked as a building supplies manufacturer. However, his health broke down when he was twenty, and the co-operative advocate Samuel Saunders helped him recuperate with gentle work on a smallholding. This led Fox to support the Whiteway Colony, and also to become a vegetarian.
In the 1890s, Fox moved back to Gloucester, where he qualified as a dentist, and also attended to the health of residents during a smallpox epidemic. He stood unsuccessfully for the Labour Party in Tewkesbury at the January 1910 general election, and was also active in the Independent Labour Party.