Niagara County

1897 Biography - Thomas J. Wilcox

Wilcox, Thomas J., was born at Cambridge, N. Y., December 21, 1864, a son of the late Garrett W. Wilcox, banker. He attended the Rochester Academy and Rochester Business University, and when twenty years of age entered the insurance office of E. N. Hill at Brockport, N. Y., where he learned the business and continued there for two years. Later he opened an insurance office in Brockport, but in 1892 sold out and removed to Niagara Falls, where he has since remained in the same business successfully representing twenty-two fire, life and accident insurance companies. He is secretary and treasurer of the Niagara Land Investment Company, secretary and treasurer of the Falls View Land Company, and is interested in the Hygeia Ice Company. He is a prominent member of Niagara Frontier Lodge No. 624, F. & A. M., of Niagara Council No. 1,397, Royal Arcanum, of Niagara Chapter No. 342, B. P. O. E., and Niagara Chapter, I. O. O. F. He is also district manager of the Cosmopolitan Building and Loan Association of Syracuse, N. Y., and is an extensive property owner. March 1, 1897, Mr. Wilcox incorporated and became president of the T. J. Wilcox Insurance Company, under whose control his insurance business has since been operated.

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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