Mrs. J. R. Wilcox Laid To Rest
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Funeral services were held at the Catholic church in Enterprise Wednesday at 10 a.m. for Mrs. J.R. Wilcox, who passed away at the Enterprise hospital April 4, 1943. Burial was in the family lot in the local cemetery by the side of a son who died many years ago.
Electa Margaret Coffen was born December 24, 1878, in Iowa. In October 1898, she was united in marriage to Joseph Ruel Wilcox. The first two years of their married life were spent in Minneapolis, Minn. In 1901 they moved to Alberta, Canada, where they spent seven years, coming in 1909 to Oregon and Wallowa County, where she had lived ever since, beloved by all who knew her.
Mrs. Wilcox is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Anderson (Agnes) of Portland, and Mrs. Henry Firchau (Emma) of Lebanon; four grandchildren, Eleanor, Albert, Henry Jr. and Agnes Firchau; two brothers and four sisters; Horace Coffen of Minneapolis, Warren Coffen of Enterprise, Mrs. Ellen Ferdinandsen of Aberdeen, South Dakota, Mrs. Minnie Kost of Aklavik, Northwest Territory, Mrs. Ellen Littleton, Cedar Rapids, Iowa., and Mrs. Rose Burroughs, Waterton, South Dakota.
Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, April 8, 1943, Front Page