Ella (Wheeler) Wilcox

Ella (Wheeler) Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

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Ella Wilcox formerly Wheeler
Born in Johnstown, Wisconsin, USAmap
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Wife of — married 1 May 1884 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin , USAmap
[children unknown]
Died in Short Beach, Connecticut, USAmap
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Biography

Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was "The Way Of The World", which contains the lines, "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone". Her autobiography, The Worlds and I, was published in 1918, a year before her death.

She was born in 1850 on a farm in Johnstown, Wisconsin, east of Janesville, the youngest of four children. The family soon moved north of Madison. She started writing poetry at a very early age, and was well known as a poet in her own state by the time she graduated from high school.

On May 1, 1884, she married Robert Wilcox in Milwaukee, Wisconsin . They had one child, a son, who died shortly after birth.

Ella claimed descent on her mother's side from Pocahontas.


Sources


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ella_Wheeler_Wilcox

Ella's last Will and Testament

"The Evolution of Ella Wheeler Wilcox and other Wheelers" by Marcus P. Wheeler.

The Story of a Literary Career by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Obituary in The New York Times Friday, October 31, 1919

The Worlds and I by Ella Wheeler Wilcox



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