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Henry T. Wilcox


Posted By: Allamakee co. Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/14/2004 at 01:55:17

Henry T. Wilcox, harness-dealer, Danbury, is a son of Samuel R. and Mary (McDowell) Wilcox, who were of Scotch descent. Henry T. Wilcox is the fourth in a family of nine children, and was born in Allamakee county, Iowa, April 23, 1857. In 1864 he moved, with his parents, to Freeborn county, Minn., where they remained until 1871, when they went to Dixon county, Neb., where he made his home until 1881. He received most of his education in Minnesota, and while in Nebraska served an apprenticeship of two years and a half at his trade. He has traveled over the greater part of Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and Dakota. In 1883 he married Emma P. Dicks, and they have two children: Eva M. and Bertha. Mr. Wilcox is in sympathy with the Methodist Episcopal church, a republican in politics, and has been through the blue lodge in Masonry.

-source: History of the Counties of Woodbury and Plymouth, Iowa; Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1890-91; pg. 983
-transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall


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