Eben North Willcox

Eben North Willcox

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 1891 (aged 69–70)
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Plot Sec A
Memorial ID 97728995 · View Source
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Eben N. Willcox was born in Detroit in 1821. His father was a hatter who had lived in the place for some years before the birth of Eben. Eben was born in a cottage then located on the site of the present Hotel Pontchartrain. After being admitted to the bar he entered into partnership with William Gray and continued with him for some years. He was one of the executors of the will of James A. Van Dyke and that took much of his time. He abandoned the active practice of the law and moved out Woodward Avenue some distance from the city and engaged in stock raising—giving particular attention to the raising of fine sheep.

He still devoted some time to his law business and had, at different times, for partners his brother Gen. Orlando B. Willcox, and Albert G. Boynton.

He was one of the original incorporators of the Street Car System of Detroit, the other incorporators being Cornelius S. Bushnell, John A. Griswold and Nehemiah D. Sperry. He was a member of the Board of Education for two terms. He married Marie Louise, daughter of Harry S. Cole the wit of the Detroit bar. Mr. Willcox died in 1891. One of his sons, James Van Dyke Willcox, is a member of the Detroit bar and was, for some years, assistant United States District Attorney.

The City of Detroit, Michigan, 1701-1922, by Clarence Monroe Burton, William Stocking and Gordon K. Miller, Vol II, The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., Detroit-Chicago, 1922, p 1156


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  • Added: 24 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 97728995
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eben North Willcox (1821–1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97728995, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Twist (contributor 46920390) .