Mary Wilcox


Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Wilcox was born in 1847, in Michigan, United States, her father, Peter Wilcox, was 42 and her mother, Hannah Ransford, was 40. She married Ira Gardner Chapman on 20 February 1878, in Macomb, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Avon Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States for about 20 years and Sterling Township, Macomb, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. She died in 1917, in Utica, Macomb, Michigan, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Ira Gardner Chapman
Mary Wilcox
Marriage: 20 February 1878
Lizzie B. Chapman
John Peter Chapman Sr

Sources (27)

  • Mary Wile* in household of Ritter Wile*, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Wilcox, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Mary Wilcox Chapman, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 February 1878Macomb, Michigan, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1847 · Moving the State Capital

    Age 0

    The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.


    Age 16

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

    Age 19

    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Flintshire): variant of Wilcock , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is based on the pronunciation.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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