Bio: Wilcox, Sylvanus H. (1881)


Surnames: Wilcox, Randall, Harrington, Granger

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 337

SYLVANUS H. WILCOX, County Treasurer, Eau Claire, came to Madison in 1855, and from there to Eau Claire, March 8, 1856, where he has since resided. He built the first planing-mill, sash, door and blind factory here, in the Fall of 1857 and Winter of 1857-8; he was in partnership with J. B. Randall for two years, and they then sold out; afterward Mr. Wilcox continued in building and jobbing business until within the last six or seven years: since then he has been engaged in insurance and real estate. He was elected County Treasurer in 1878, and re-elected in 1880. He was born in Newport, N. H., April 30, 1835, and lived there until he was thirteen years old, when his parents died, and he went to Massachusetts, living in Boston most of the time until he came to Wisconsin. He was married in Eau Claire, Nov. 24, 1865, to his first wife, Huldah M. Harrington, who was born near Milwaukee and died in Eau Claire. They had two children, Lillian M. and a son, who died at the age of eighteen months. He was married to his present wife, Helen M. Granger, a native of New York, May 28, 1875. They have two children living, Grace P. and Helen, and have lost one child, who died when but an infant.



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