SARAH M. WILCOX COLLETION

Manuscript MS-118

c.1880-1980

 

SOURCE:  Sarah M. Wilcox

SIZE: .2 lf

SHELVING UNIT: 1 document box

PROCESSING:  CI, June 2008

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

            LaGrange native Sarah Morgan Wilcox (b. 3-28-1903; d. 7-7-1995) was the daughter of Dr. William Ellington Morgan (b. 3-12-1876; d. 3-9-1921) and Sarah Elizabeth Render (b. 6-25-1880; d. 10-26-1944).  She married John Walter Wilcox (b. 8-15-1900; d. 6-3-1971) of Atlanta on 10-5-1927.  She was a member of First Baptist Church and graduated LaGrange Female College, Ward-Belmont College and attended Columbia University.

            John Walter Wilcox, a native of Jackson, Mississippi, was the son of William F. Wilcox and Sarah McClure.  He attended Georgia Tech and was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He served as president of the LaGrange Chamber of Commerce, retired from the American Oil Company, and served as chairman of the LaGrange Housing Authority.  The Wilcox’s preserved the old McFarland-Render home “The Magnolias,” a Collin Roger’s home on Hines Street for many years.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT:

             The collection contains various items relating to the history of LaGrange and Troup County written by Susie Fowler, a brochure announcing the first meeting of the Georgia Trust for Historical Preservation (1964) and information on Womack genealogy.  Local items of interest include a book of poems by Orville G. Cox entitled, Midst Elms and Roses, published in 1905 and an “In Memoriam” booklet about Sarah C. Ferrell (Ferrell Gardens) published in 1904.

 

CONTAINER LIST

Folders

            1 LaGrange and Troup County History, 1976

            2 Georgia Trust, 1964

            3 In Memoriam, Sarah C. Ferrell

            4 Poems by Orville G. Cox

 

TRACINGS:

Troup County families

Troup County history