Sylvester McCumber Willcox

3 January 1828–23 November 1909 (Age 81)
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Sylvester McCumber

When Sylvester McCumber Willcox was born on 3 January 1828, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Willcox, was 31 and his mother, Mary McComber, was 26. He married Sarah J. E. More on 7 May 1866, in San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in San Juan Judicial Township, Monterey, California, United States for about 10 years and San Juan Judicial Township, San Benito, California, United States in 1900. He died on 23 November 1909, in San Juan Bautista, San Benito, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in San Benito, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sylvester McCumber Willcox
Sarah J. E. More
Marriage: 7 May 1866
Joseph Willcox
Ida May Willcox
Adi Belle Willcox
Chester M Willcox

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 May 1866San Bernardino, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 20
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1850 · California Is Admitted to Union
    Age 22
    California was admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850, and became the 31st state.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Wilcox , widespread in southwestern England.

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

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    Sources (23)

    • Sylvester Willcox, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Sylvester Wilcox, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Sylvester Wilcox in entry for Chester Wilcox and Grace Espinosa, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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