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
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.
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
Revised TMM 10-08-2019