Frank Devillon Wolcott

22 May 1856–7 March 1937 (Age 80)
Greene, New York, United States

The Life of Frank Devillon

When Frank Devillon Wolcott was born on 22 May 1856, in Greene, New York, United States, his father, Edwin Wolcott, was 28 and his mother, Mary Jane Sanford, was 19. He married Sarah Diana Dee on 3 February 1885. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Tama, Tama, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Tama, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 7 March 1937, in Toledo, Tama, Iowa, United States, at the age of 80.

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Frank Devillon Wolcott
Sarah Diana Dee
Marriage: 3 February 1885
Emmeline Wolcott
Gertrude Miah Wolcott
Dorothy Wolcott
Sarah Jane Wolcott

Spouse and Children

3 February 1885
Sheridan, Poweshiek, Iowa




    Emmeline Wolcott




    Sarah Jane Wolcott


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Jane Sanford




World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 1

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 25

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Woolcot in Somerset, possibly so named from Middle English wolle ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘shelter’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • F D Wolcott, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Frank Woolcott in household of Edwin Woolcott, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frank D Wolcott in household of Edward Wolcott, "United States Census, 1860"

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