Lewis L. Wilcox


Lewis L. Wilcox

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 29 Feb 1924 (aged 79)
Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Plot Section 17, Lot 105
Memorial ID 166866625 View Source

Former Letter Carrier Succumbs at Bridgeton of Heart Attack
Lewis Wilcox, Civil War veteran and for 27 years a mail carrier in Wilmington, died Friday at 5 p. m., of a heart attack at his home in Bridgeton, N. J., where he spent his late years.

Mr. Wilcox enjoyed quite a distinguished record as a soldier in the Civil War, serving as first lieutenant in the 109th Pennsylvania Regiment. He came from a family of patriots. His grandfathers on both sides were with Washington in the Revolutionary War and the father of the deceased, James Wilcox, was with Scott in the Mexican War in 1846. He also served together with his four sons, in the Civil War. As a boy, James Wilcox was a close friend of Abraham Lincoln.

Lewis Wilcox entered the army at the first call made by Lincoln for volunteers and served with distinction in 27 battles. He was wounded three times, being shot through the body twice and once through the leg. It was at Chancellorsville, Anteiteim and Slaughter, Md., he fell in the hardest fighting.

He assisted in the organization of the first G. A. R. post in 1873, twice served as State Commander of the Department of Delaware and later was a member of A. L. Robeson post, No. 42 in Bridgeton, N. J.

He came to Wilmington with the Pullman Co., nearly 40 years ago, afterwards entering the service of the post office, where he faithfully delivered for 27 years. Mr. Wilcox was always considerate of others. He was a faithful member of the Fourth M. E. Church of Bridgeton.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Scull Wilcox, of Bridgeton; his son, George W. Wilcox of Long Island City, having two children, one of whom is chief ward nurse at the P. & S. Hospital in this city; a brother, Harry M. Wilcox of Camden, N. J.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home in Bridgeton this evening at 7.30 O'clock and tomorrow the body will be on view at the Chapel of Riverview Cemetery from 12.30 o'clock until 2.30, when military services will be held and interment made in that cemetery.

(The Evening Journal, Wilmington, DE, 3 Mar 1924 (Monday), Page 15)

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Civil War veteran - SGT, 109th PA Infantry, Co. C

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