JAYCOX, ELBERT EUGENE. — Born October 24, 1856, in New York city. Son of William B. and Louisa M. (Bailey) Jaycox.
His parents were descended from old New York families, his mother’s grandfather being one of the signers of the
declaration of independence, and a member of the first congress of the United States. His father was a descendant
of an old Knickerbocker family and traced his ancestry to Holland. The subject of this sketch was reared and educated
in the west, and has spent the greater part of his life in Chicago and vicinity. He entered railroad service immediately
after graduating in the high school of Evanston, to which place his parents moved from New York. His promotions
in connection with the Chicago & North-Western railway company were steady and continuous up to the time of
his appointment as a World’s Fair official in 1890. One of the most important positions in connection with the
World’s Columbian exposition was that of traffic manager, and Mr. Jaycox was selected from a large number of applicants
to fill that position. In Masonic circles Mr. Jaycox has won favor and fame by working conscientiously and successfully
for the advancement and honor of that great order. He is a past eminent commander of Evanston Commandery No. 5S,
Knights Templar. He has also been president of the Ivanhoe Club at Evanston, and enjoys a wide popularity in both
social and business circles.
The Handbook of Chicago Biography
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