Sherman Benjamin Wilcox

18 October 1873–23 October 1938 (Age 65)
Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Sherman Benjamin

When Sherman Benjamin Wilcox was born on 18 October 1873, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, Sherman Theophilus Wilcox, was 40 and his mother, Helena Dalton, was 17. He married Blanche Ollie Osborne on 30 September 1899, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Clover, Tooele, Utah Territory, United States in 1880 and Election Precinct 10, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930. He died on 23 October 1938, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sherman Benjamin Wilcox
Blanche Ollie Osborne
Marriage: 30 September 1899
William LeRoy Wilcox
Sherman Eldon Wilcox
Thelma Blanche Wilcox
Leo Osborne Wilcox

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 2
In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act
Age 2
During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
Age 18
Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Wilcock .

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

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Sources (20)

  • Shurin B Hall in household of William E Hall, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sherman Wilcox, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sherman B Wilcox, "United States Census, 1920"

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