Biography of George E. Wilcox
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Wilcox, George E., is a native of Hoosick Falls, and was first associated with the Wood Machine Co. in 1880 as clerk, but now has charge of a warehouse and incoming freight, and is also connected with the main office. He was born in 1848, son of the late John E. and Eleanor J. Wilcox, daughter of Jacob and Nancy Odekirk, who were the earlier residents of the town of Hoosick. She died in 1870 and the father in 1894. The death of the latter removed a most influential and honorable citizen of his native town. He was the eldest son of Oliver and Sophia Wilcox, and engaged in mercantile business with J. P. Armstrong at Hoosick, the firm afterwards becoming Wilcox & Richmond. Later he became associated with the firm of Thayer, Hawks & Wilcox here. Selling out in this firm, he took a position with Walter Wood Co., where he remained twenty five years, being one of the stockholders. He was also interested in the Gas Light Co. and the New York Architectural Terra Cotta Co., and one of the organizers of the First National Bank here. For four years George was druggist in Washington county, and was one year with Morey Brothers. Eight years he was correspondent for the Budget, Telegram, and Press. He is a member of the Masonic order, and was town clerk in 1870 and tax collector one year. He married in 1885 Emma F. Clement of Janesville, Wigs., at that time a resident of Troy. They have two children, Edmond Clement, aged ten years; George Sinner, aged eight years.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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