died yesterday afternoon at his home in Hillsboro where he has been suffering many weeks with cancer. Mr. Wilcox was born in October, 1839, on the farm where he has always lived. He married Julia Lovenguth who survives him with eight children -- they are, Adelbert of Elpis, Edwin of Nebraska, and Jennie, Chester, Robert, Edwin, Kittie and Olive at home. He was a brother of Andrew and Erwin Wilcox of Iowa, Seth Wilcox and Mrs. I. A. Howd of this place.
Mr. Wilcox devoted his life to making an honest living out of the soil and his efforts were rewarded by abundant harvests. He was a true country gentleman.
His funeral will be held at the house Saturday morning at ten.
WILCOX -- In Hillsboro, this town, June 14, 1899, Fred D. Wilcox, aged 59 years. Funeral at residence, 10 a.m., June 17.
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