A native of Pennsylvania, George Wilcox first settled in Minden, Nebraska. There he met and married Mary Ana Andrews in 1884.
George and Mary traveled to Colorado in 1886, after learning of the homestead opportunities. They claimed land in Phillips County, but registered the claim in Sterling, as Holyoke did not yet exist. George built his farmhouse from materials hauled from Julesburg.
When the town of Holyoke was built, George opened the first blacksmith shop in the town. During the disaster years involving the drought, blizzards, grasshoppers, prairie fires, and the Depression, that George barely managed to keep his farm and his business.
The hardship of the pioneer life nearly got to him. He once said he would have left, but he did not have the money to go.
Mary Anna Andrews Wilcox (1860 - 1943)
Lawrence Tracy Wilcox (1885 - 1955)*
Mabel Wilcox Mason (1887 - 1975)*
George Wilcox (1890 - 1966)*
Willie Wilcox (1895 - 1910)*
Ruth Wilcox (1898 - 1964)*
Holyoke Memorial Park
Plot: Circle C, Section C
Created by: Leslie Hollander McVay
Record added: Feb 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24312027