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Morgan B. WILLCOX 446

  • Born: 18 May 1842, Greene County, Pennsylvania 537
  • Marriage: Mary Jane KREIDER on 13 Oct 1867 in Fulton County, Illinois 531
  • Died: 10 Oct 1926, Nodaway County, Missouri at age 84 128,538
  • Buried: 13 Oct 1926, Blanchard Cemetery; Blanchard, Page County, Iowa, USA 128,165

bullet   Cause of his death was Dysentery.


bullet  General Notes:

He was a veteran of the Civil War. His surviving discharge describes him as 5' 7 1/2" tall, with light complexion and hair, gray eyes and by occupation, a laborer. ~Courtesy of David Gibson

Biographical History of Nodaway and Atchison Counties Missouri 1901
(Originally Published in Chicago by the Lewis Publishing Company)
Part II
Reprint sponsored by: Nodaway County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 214
Maryville, MO 64468

Morgan B. Willcox

This honored and respected citizen of Lincoln Township, Nodaway county, Missouri, and gallant soldier of the Civil war, is a native of Greene county, Pennsylvania, born May 18, 1843. He is a son of Samuel and Luzina (Phillips ) Willcox, both natives of Pennsylvania. His grandfather was Solomon Willcox, who was also a native of Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Willcox were the parents of several children, who are: Moses, who was killed at Fair Oaks, Virginia, during the Civil War; Luttica, Rebecca, Nancy, Charlotte and Morgan B. The mother's death occurred Feb 28, 1859. Mr. Willcox's death occurred in 1877, at Canton, Illinois, aged seventy years. At Lincoln's call for three hundred thousand men, Mr. Willcox went into service, becoming a member of the Fourteenth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, September 22, 1862. Colonel James Schoonmaker had command of the regiment, and our subject served in Captain A. F. Duncan's company for three years. He was under Generals Kelley, Hunter and Sheridan at different times. He was in the battle at Harper's Ferry, Hattonville, West Virginia, Morefield, Winchester, Martinsburg, and Dartsville, West Virginia. At Shenandoah Valley they were under fire almost every day for two or three months, during the battles of Winchester, Fisher Hill and Cedar Creek. On General Averill's raid to Salem, West Virginia, Mr. Willcox was kicked in the side by a horse, after which he received an honorable discharged at Alexandria, Virginia, whence he went to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, later to Fulton county, Illinois, where his parents had located during the war. Mr. Willcox was reared on his father's farm, where he was taught all the different branches of farming, and received a good common-school education in the village schools. In 1865 he went to Fulton county, but in 1877 located in Nodaway count, Missouri, where he has lived ever since. He is lining on a farm of forty acres, will-improved by good buildings and trees, making him a very pleasant home. He has been a very successful farmer and is highly esteemed in his neighborhood. Mr. Willcox was united in marriage, in 1867, to Mary Jane Kreider, of Fulton county, Illinois. She was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, a daughter of John and Rebecca (Walgamott) Kreider. Mrs. Kreider died in Nodaway county June 5, 1895, and her husband, who was a native of Pennsylvania, resides in Tarkio, Missouri. They were the parents of nine children, who are: Mary Jane, the wife of our subject; George W., Alex, Ellen, Joseph, John, William, Hiram and Anna. Politically the father was a Democrat. The family have been followers of the Methodist church for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Willcox have had twelve children, nine of who are living, namely: John Elmer; Ida May, the wife of A. D. George, of North Dakota; Ada Belle, deceased; Joseph Budd; Iona Della, who died at the age of fourteen years; Effie Jane; Iva Rebecca, the wife of Tom Turnbull, of this county; Jessie Selton, William Arthur, Elgie Victor, Calvin Leslie and one child who died at birth. Mr. Willcox is a member of the Republican party and a member of Post No. 260, G. A. R., at Blanchard, Iowa. The family are members of the Methodist church. 550

bullet  Medical Notes:

Dysentery is an inflammation of intestinal mucous membrane. A contributing factor to his death was Arteriosclerosis, which he had for 3 years. Arteriosclerosis, or "hardening of the arteries," commonly shows its effects first in the legs and feet. The narrowing of the arteries may progress to total closure (occlusion) of the vessel. The vessel walls become less elastic and cannot dilate to allow greater blood flow when needed (such as during exercise). Calcium deposits in the walls of the arteries contribute to the narrowing and stiffness. The effects of these deposits may be seen on ordinary X-rays.
This is a common disorder, usually affecting men over 50 years old.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Military Service: Fourteenth Regiment, 22 Sep 1862, Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. 550 Fourteenth Regiment

Residence: Fulton County, IL, 1865, Fulton County, Illinois. 446

Occupation, 1870, Fulton County, Illinois. 438 Farm laborer.

Residence: Nodaway County, MO, 1877, Nodaway County, Missouri. 446

Occupation: Farmer, 1877, Nodaway County, Missouri. 551 Farmer of 40 acres.

Voter Registration: Republican: Nodaway County, Missouri. 446 Republican

Residence, 1880, Lincoln Township, Nodaway County, Missouri, USA. 532

Occupation, 1880, Lincoln Township, Nodaway County, Missouri, USA. as a farmer.

Residence, 1900, Lincoln Township, Nodaway County, Missouri, USA. 533

Occupation, 1900, Lincoln Township, Nodaway County, Missouri, USA. 533 as a farmer.

Organizations: Post 260, G. A. R, 1901, Blanchard, Page County, Iowa 51630. 446 Post 260, G. A. R.

Religion: Member of the Methodist Church, 1901, Missouri. 551 Member of the Methodist Church

Residence, 6 Feb 1906, Nodaway County, Missouri. 92

Residence, 1910, Lincoln Township, Nodaway County, Missouri, USA. 534

Occupation, 1910, Lincoln Township, Nodaway County, Missouri, USA. 534 as a farmer.

Residence, 1920, Lincoln Township, Nodaway County, Missouri, USA. 535

Illness, 1926, Nodaway County, Missouri. 552

Cemetery, 1926, Blanchard Cemetery; Blanchard, Page County, Iowa, USA. 32


Morgan married Mary Jane KREIDER, daughter of John KREIDER and Rebecca WOLGAMOTT, on 13 Oct 1867 in Fulton County, Illinois.531 (Mary Jane KREIDER was born on 13 Aug 1845 in Ohio,128 died on 18 Jun 1930 in Elmo, Nodaway County, Missouri 64445 128 and was buried in Jun 1930 in Blanchard Cemetery; Blanchard, Page County, Iowa, USA 32.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

The names of the Bride and Groom and marrage year agree with the information published in 'A Biographical History of Nodaway and Atchison Counties Missouri, 1901 page 260.

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