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 William Christopher Wilcox

William Christopher Wilcox

Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
Death 7 Nov 1912 (aged 71)
Oneida County, Idaho, USA
Burial Warren, Weber County, Utah, USA
Plot 4-2-18-1
Memorial ID 60616 · View Source
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I have several things to add to my gg grand uncle's memorial. First, family records and census, tax records, etc. show that he was born in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois although there is conflicting information about the date January 28 (20) 1941 (1842). January 28 1841 has the most primary evidence. He died in Landing, Oneida, Idaho, United States. However, the date of his death in the obituaries is 7 November 1912, not 10 May 1912 as written on his stone. The stones were made later and are probably transcription errors. Since the obituaries were written at the time of his death, they are probably more accurate. Here are two transcriptions of his published obituaries with corrected data in brackets:

Ogden, Nov. 8--The body of William Christopher Wilcox of Warren arrived in Ogden yesterday from Landing, Oneida county, Idaho, where he died Thursday morning. Accompanying the body were Walter Wilcox and L. A. Skeen. It was taken to the Lindquist chapel, where it will lie in state between 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted by Bishop Wayment at the Warren meeting house Sunday noon.

Born in Adams county [Nauvoo, Hancock], Illinois, January 28, 1831 [1841]. Mr. Wilcox came west in 1882. He settled in Alamo county [never a county named Alamo--should be Almo, Cassia county], Idaho and engaged in stock raising until 1896, when he moved to Warren. He remained a resident of Weber county until four months ago, when he went to Landing, Ida., to live with a daughter. Six children survive him.
Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 9 Nov. 1912, and the Salt Lake Telegram on 11 Nov. 1912

William Christopher Wilcox, formerly of Warren, died yesterday morning of dropsy and leakage of the heart at Landing, Oneida county, Idaho. He had been living in Warren and at Farr West until four months ago, when he left here to live with his daughter in Landing. The body was brought to Ogden today in charge of his son Walter Wilcox and L. A. Skeen and is now at the Lindquist chapel where it may be viewed tomorrow from 1 until 7 p. m. Funeral service will be held in Warren Sunday noon with Bishop Wayment presiding.

[See corrections in the previous obituary.]
Mr. Wilcox was born in Adams County, Illinois, January 28, 1841. He came west in 1882 and settled in Alamo county Idaho, where he was engaged in stock raising. He came to Warren in 1896 and had lived there until four months ago when he went to Idaho.

The following children survive him. Mrs. Malinda Overson and Mr. Felix Wilcox of Mesa Arizona; Rollette Wilcox of Meeteetse, Wyo.; Mrs. Margaret Skeen of Landing, Idaho; Mrs. Olive Standefer of Lucin, Utah; and Walter Wilcox of Landing, Idaho.
Published in The Evening Standard, Ogden City, Utah, Friday, November 8, 1912, page 7, column 4.

William C. Wilcox married Lucinda Pricilla Paden on 22 May 1872 [Monona County Marriage Index has 22 May 1873] in Onawa, Monona, Iowa, United States. They had children: Malinda Viola, Silas Henry (Howard), Roliette Lesley, Margaret Francis, Martha Olive, Oscar Allen, and Clara Alida Wilcox. The last two preceded him in death.

William and Lucinda divorced and each remarried and had children. William married 2nd. Lena Johnson 14 August 1896 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States and they had a son, Walter Almarion Wilcox the following year. Lena died in 1907, and as the obituary states, William went to stay with his daughter, who was Margaret Francis Wilcox Skeen and her husband Lafayette Adrian Skeen, before he died in Landing.

Information on the 1900 Federal Census
Name: William Wilcox
Home in 1900: Warren, Weber, Utah
Age: 59
Birth Date: Jan 1841
Birthplace: Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Connecticut
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Spouse's Name: Lenna Wilcox
Marriage year: 1896
Marital Status: Married
Years married: 4
Household Members Name, Age, Relationship:
William Wilcox, 59, Head
Lenna Wilcox, 38, Wife
Walter A Wilcox, 2, Son
Martha O Wilcox, 17, Daughter

Children with Lucinda Pricilla Paden:
Malinda Violet Wilcox Overson
Silas Henry Wilcox [Howard is middle name on his death certificate]
Rolliette Leslie Wilcox
Margaret Francis Wilcox Skeen
Martha Olive Wilcox Barnes Standefer Jones
Oscar Allen Wilcox
Clara Alida Wilcox

Child with Lena Johnson:
Walter Almarion Wilcox

Samuel Allen Wilcox
Silas Almeran Wilcox
David Alfred Wilcox
Phebe Ann Wilcox Woodland
William Christopher Wilcox

Half Siblings:
Malinda Viola Wilcox Denison
male Wilcox
SW4_8 Belinda Wilcox
SW4_9 Adella Wilcox
SW4_10 Orlena Elizabeth Wilcox and Henry W. Andrews




  • Maintained by: Eileen Lentz
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60616
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Christopher Wilcox (28 Jan 1841–7 Nov 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60616, citing Warren Cemetery, Warren, Weber County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Eileen Lentz (contributor 46845642) .