Raymond Franklin Wilcox (1886-1946)

O'Brien County Bell, 18 Dec 1946, p. 7

Raymond Wilcox

Services were held Monday afternoon at the Foley funeral home for Ray Wilcox, 60, who passed away Wednesday evening of last week following a heart attack.

The deceased had made his home of the past year at the Chris Peters home.

He was a veteran of World War 1 and had made Hartley his home for a number of years.

Rev. Krutzwitch, pastor of the Methodist Church conducted the services. Pallbearers were Legionnaires. Interment was made that afternoon in the cemetery at Marcus beside his wife who preceded him many years ago.


O'Brien County Bell, 25 Dec 1946, p. 6


Raymond Franklin Wilcox, formerly of Marcus, passed away of a heart attack in Hartley, Wednesday evening, Dec. 11 at the age of 60 years, 1 month and 1 day.

He was born in Galena, Ill., Nov. 10, 1886, the son of William H. and Mary Elizabeth Wilcox. He came with his parents to Cherokee county at the age of four months and lived there until 1927 when he moved to the Hartley vicinity.

He was married to Jessie Gruen May 24, 1924, and to this union one son was born. He passed away about two years ago.

He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Nannie S. Sorgersen of Seattle, Wash., and a number of nieces and nephews. He was a veteran of World War 1 and the burial was under the auspices of the Arthur Kirchoff Post No. 288 of the American Legion of Hartley, of which he was a member at the time of his death.

He formerly belonged to the F. I. Goodburn post at Marcus. A number of members of which post were present at the interment at the Marcus-Amherst cemetery where his wife was buried many years ago. Services were held at the Foley funeral home Monday at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Kruschwitz, pastor of the Methodist church in Hartley, officiated. Music was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Shinkle. Pallbearers were Legionnaires.

Transcribed by Alan Nicholson

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