Polly Ann Wilcox

15 September 1836–20 December 1906 (Age 70)
Schuyler, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Polly Ann

When Polly Ann Wilcox was born on 15 September 1836, in Schuyler, Illinois, United States, her father, Elisha Wilcox, was 26 and her mother, Anna Pickle, was 22. She married Alma Harrison Bennett on 25 November 1856, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Solomon, Graham, Arizona, United States in 1900. She died on 20 December 1906, in Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Alma Harrison Bennett
Polly Ann Wilcox
Marriage: 25 November 1856
Asa Bennett
Laura Bennett
William Alma Bennett
Annie Bennett
Franklin Bennett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1856Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 3
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 20
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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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    Story Highlight


    Polly Ann Wilcox was born 15 September 1836 in Schuyler, Illinois to Elisha and Anna Pickle Wilcox. His father joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 28 December 1836 at the age …

    Sources (10)

    • Polly Bennet in household of H Alma Bennet, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Polley Wilcox in entry for Williams Bennett, "Arizona, Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • Polly Wilcox in household of Elisha Wilcox, "United States Census, 1850"

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