Edson A. Wilcox [RG3429.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG3429.AM:  Edson A. Wilcox, 1900-1975

Correspondence, 1862-1898, n.d.
York County, Nebraska
Size:  1 reel of microfilm

BACKGROUND NOTE

Edson A. Wilcox, son of Abner and Nettie (Koon) Wilcox, was born December 17, 1900, at Arborville, York County, Nebraska.  The 1930 census shows he was farming at Arborville.  By the 1940s Wilcox had married Fleda Bellows, and the couple was living in Colorado.  Fleda (Bellows) Wilcox died in 1946.  Edson Wilcox returned to Nebraska after his wife’s death.  Edson A. Wilcox died on August 30, 1975.  He is buried next to his wife in the Arborville Rural Cemetery in York County, Nebraska.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of one reel of microfilm containing correspondence dating from 1862-1898.  This collection consists of incoming correspondence of Edson Wilcox’s maternal grandmother Elizabeth Koon.  Also included are Edson Wilcox’s handwritten transcripts of most of the letters.  The collection does not indicate the residence of family members receiving the letters, although it appears to be mostly Wisconsin and Nebraska.  Justus Koon, Elizabeth’s husband, was a member of Battery K, 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery.  Most of the letters relate to his experiences in the Civil War.  The Wilcox family settled near Arborville, York County, Nebraska, in 1871.

INVENTORY

Reel 1

Correspondence, 1862
Correspondence, 1864
Correspondence, 1865
Correspondence, 1869
Correspondence, 1870
Correspondence, 1871
Correspondence, 1872
Correspondence, 1880
Correspondence, 1886
Correspondence, 1891
Correspondence, 1898
Correspondence, Undated

 

Subject headings:

Koon family
Koon, Elizabeth (Nettle), 1834-1918
Koon, Justus H., 1835-1971
United States -- Army -- Wisconsin Heavy Artillery Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Wilcox, Edson A., 1900-1975

 

DDS/ct                 02-12-1976
Revised TMM      10-08-2019

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