Niagara County

1897 Biography - Francis U. Wilcox

Wilcox, Francis U., was born November 10, 1865, at New Haven, Conn., and is a son of the late Daniel H. Wilcox, a prominent cotton merchant of that place. Francis U. was educated at Phillips Academy at Andover, and at Yale College. At seventeen years of age Mr. Wilcox removed to Buffalo, N.Y., and entered the employ of Noyes & Sawyer, lumber dealers, where he remained for five years. In 1890 he came to Niagara Falls, N. Y., and was identified with the engineer corps, in the construction of the tunnel of the Niagara Falls Power Company. In 1895 he became secretary and treasurer of the Niagara Falls Water Works Co., and still retains that office. He is also president of the Hygeia Ice and Refrigerating Co., and is otherwise identified with the business interests of the city. In 1893 Mr. Wilcox married Miss Anne K. Corson of New York city.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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