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Born in Illinois, I grew up in Wilmette, a northern suburb of Chicago. I have one sibling, an older brother. I am married, for the 2nd time now, to Butch & got 4 children in the deal. They have gone on to make me grandmother 25 times over & great-grandmother to over 20!. After many years working in industry, I got my bachelors and masters degrees in speech communication, & was a professor in that field for 13 years. I retired in 2001 & returned to school & got my doctorate in folklore. Now I meld my two interests - folklore & genealogy - & add my teaching background, resulting in my current profession: speaker/author/entertainer of genealogically-related topics. I play many folk instruments, but my preference is guitar, which I have been playing since 1963. I write the "Aunty Jeff" column for the Informer, newsletter of the Jefferson County NY Gen. Soc. I work in partnership with Gena Philibert-Ortega & Sara Cochran as Genealogy Journeys® where we focus on educating folks about Social History. More about that: genaandjean.blogspot.com. More on our podcasts: genjourneys.podbean.com. More about my own projects: Circlemending.org.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - 15 June 2010, Edward E. Wilcox, d: 15 June 1943

Edward E. Wilcox, son of Luther T. and Rebecca (Caldwell) Wilcox, b: 1862, Van Buren County, Michigan; d: 15 June 1943 (67 years ago today), Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; buried: Riverside Cemetery (section J), Three Rivers, St. Joseph, Michigan.

Edward had been married to Carrie Wolf, who died in Los Angeles in 1939. She is interred in the same plot with her husband.

Edward was my 1st cousin, 3 times removed. It is possible he was named for my great-grandfather, Edward Everett Wilcox (who was named for his grandfather, Edward Freeman), but I don't know that for certain.

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