William Wallace Wilcox

2 February 1849–5 February 1901 (Age 52)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of William Wallace

When William Wallace Wilcox was born on 2 February 1849, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Walter Eli Wilcox, was 27 and his mother, Maria Wealthy Richards, was 21. He married Ellen Louisa Partridge on 9 October 1866, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States in 1870. He died on 5 February 1901, in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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William Wallace Wilcox
Ellen Louisa Partridge
Marriage: 9 October 1866
Ella L Wilcox
William S Wilcox
Lilla Maria Wilcox
Viola B Wilcox
Mabel A Wilcox

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1866Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party
    Age 5
    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 8
    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 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Sources (21)

    • William Wilcox in entry for Mabel Amanda Bush, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • William Wilcox, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Wm W Wilcox in entry for Samuel A Cloutman and Lilla M Wilcox, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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