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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.


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.


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