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 Samuel Allen Wilcox, Jr

Samuel Allen Wilcox, Jr

Birth
Hamburg, Fremont County, Iowa, USA
Death 28 Oct 1908 (aged 58)
Vina, Tehama County, California, USA
Burial Cedar Fort, Utah County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 79573611 · View Source
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Unsure of burial place, although there is a gravestone in the Cedar Fort Cemetery at Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah, United States.


Death of Samuel A. Wilcox.
Vine. California, Novcember 15,1908.

On the 28th of October the little colony of Mormons located near Vine, California suffered a severe loss in the death of Samuel A. Wilcox, one of the founders of the colony and one of its strongest supporters.

Samuel Allen Wilcox was born in Fremont County, Iowa, March 9, 1850 of parents belonging to the church and he has been an active and energetic man both in temporal and religious matters. He crossed the plains in Captain Cannons Co. in 1861, and settled in Cedar Fort, Utah. On the 30th of January 1871 he married Julia Laughlin and from this union there are four sons and six daughters. 9 of whom, together with his wife, survive him. In 1875 he and his family moved to Dingle, Bear Lake Co, Idaho, where he presided as bishop from 1879 to 1898 [bishop of Lyman 1888 to 1898], resigning his position to move to Rexburg. In the spring of 1899 he was chosen a member of the High Council of the Fremont Stake and served in that capacity until 1902 when he moved to Canada with his family, making his home in Raymond, Alberta. On the organization of the Taylor Stake in 1904, he was chosen a member of the High Council of that Stake.

In 1907 he was removed from Canada to Vina and was unanimusly sustained as presiding officer until the branch was organized when he was honarably released and his eldest son was called to the position of presiding elder. Mr. Wilcox's life has been filled with energy and activity. Early in life he manifested those sterling qualities of manhood that have made him one of God's nobleman and he leaves behind him a family and a record which are a solace and satisfaction to those who are bereft of his love and society.

Funeral services were held in the Vina church, Sun, Nov 1, 1908 presided over by President Billings of the San Francisco conference, the speakers being Elders C. Southworth, Geo. Cole and C. L. French, all of whom spoke words of comfort to the family and friends of the deceased and bore testimony to his nobility of character and his faithfulness in the discharge of all labors and duties assigned to him. Flowers were profuse.

Children of Samuel Allen Wilcox Jr. and Julia Ann Laughlin.
1. David Adrian, born 25 Oct 1871, Cedar Fort, Utah, married 2 Jan 1900 Agnes Abigail Southworth, died 22 Aug 1935.
2. Samuel Franklin, born 2 March 1874 Cedar Fort, Utah; married 17 Nov 1909, Luella Evans Vandam, died 8 Oct 1946 (civil divorce).
3. Olive Chloe, born 28 Sep 1876, Cedar Fort, Utah; married 4Oct 1898, James Alfred Robison; died 13 Nov 1937.
4. Joseph Orrin born 29 Sep 1878, Dingle, Bear Lake, Idaho, married 5 Oct 1904. Alameda A. Johnson, died 19 Sep 1915.
5. Scina Melinda called Minnie, born 8 Mar 1881, Dingle, Idaho, married 15 June 1898, James F. Turner, died 23 Feb 1968.
6. Julia Maud, born 12 Oct 1883, Dingle, Idaho; married 21 Dec 1901, Laurence Calvin Squires, died 17 Oct 1954
7. Ada, born 29 April 1887 Dingle, Idaho, married 29 June 1914, Leroy Smith, died 31 Mar 1934.
8. Martha Vera born 25 Mar 1889; Lyman, Fremont Idaho, married 1 Jan 1917 John Alexander Nelson Jr, died 29 Nov 1972
9. Hazel Elva born 15 July 1891, Lyman, Idaho died 6 Aug 1900.
10. Lorin Elmo born 13 May 1895, Lyman, Idaho, married 31 Dec 1935 (1) Mary Placeda Gridley -died, (2) 5 May 1950, Lucy R. Stott.



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  • Created by: Eileen Lentz
  • Added: 30 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79573611
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Allen Wilcox, Jr (9 Mar 1850–28 Oct 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79573611, citing Cedar Fort Cemetery, Cedar Fort, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Eileen Lentz (contributor 46845642) .