Biography of Harry H. Wilcoxen
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

HARRY HARPER WILCOXEN has been engaged in the practice of law in the City of Cleveland since 1910, and has won distinct prestige and success in the profession for which he has thoroughly equipped himself.

Mr. Wilcoxen was born at Wellsville, Columbiana County, Ohio, January 28, 1888, and is a son of Robert and Martha (Geer) Wilcoxen, the former of whom died at Wellsville in 1907, and the latter now resides in Cleveland. She was born in Hancock County, Virginia (now West Virginia), daughter of Benjamin and Ellen (Jackson) Geer, representatives of families that were founded in the Old Dominion State at an early period of its history.

Robert Wilcoxen was born in Hancock County, Virginia, in 1850, this county being later made a. part of the new state of West Virginia. His father, Henry Hardy Wilcoxen, was born in Maryland, and became a pioneer settler in what is now Hancock County, West Virginia, where he established his home long before the era of railroad construction in that section, his removal from Maryland having been made with teams and wagons. He reclaimed and improved a productive farm and continued a resident of Hancock County until his death. Robert Wilcoxen was reared in his native county, where he received the advantages of the common schools of the period. Later he moved to Wellsville, Ohio, where he passed the remainder of his life. He was in the employ for nineteen years of the Pennsylyania Railroad Company, and he was successful also as a builder. Of the two children, the subject of this review is the elder, and the younger, Helen, is the wife of Alfred Morgan, of Palo Alto, California.

In the public schools of Wellsville Harry H. Wilcoxen continued his studies until his graduation from high school, and in preparation for his chosen profession he thereafter entered the law department of the great University of Michigan. In this institution he was graduated in 1910, and his reception of the degree of Bachelor of Laws was attended with his admission to the Michigan bar. In the same year he was admitted to the bar of Ohio, and since that time he has been continuously engaged in the general practice of his profession in Cleveland.

March 18, 1913, recorded the marriage of Mr. Wilcoxen and Miss Jessie Whipple, who was born at Providence, Rhode Island, a daughter of Edward and Nettie (Worthington) Whipple. Mrs. Wilcoxen passed to the life eternal on the 4th of March, 1919. Her only child, Robert, died at the age of fifteen months.

On the 18th of October, 1923, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Wilcoxen and Miss Helen Miller, who was born and reared at Ravenna, Ohio, and who is a daughter of E. E. Miller.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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