1) Charles A. Wilcox, a native of Thompson, died Sunday night at his
Obituaries for Charles A Wilcox Sr
home in West Woodstock following a short illness. He was 92 years old.
Mr. Wilcox was born in Thompson June 1, 1849, a son of
James L. and Ruby (Wilbur) Wilcox. A masonry contractor by trade, he retired
several years ago. Foundations and walls of many large public and private
buildings in Putnam, Pomfret, and Thompson still stand as monuments to his
ability in this line.
Mr. Wilcox was a resident of Putnam for many years and built
several houses here for occupancy and for investment. Upon his retirement
he purchased a farm on Putnam Heights and lived there until a few years
ago, when he went to West Woodstock to live. He was always interested in the
government of Putnam, and served two terms as an assessor.
His wife, Mrs. Hannah (Carpenter) Wilcox, died 17years ago. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Fred L. Coakley of Providence, R.I., and Mrs. Emma Edson of Norwich; three sons, Fred J., Ellsworth and Ernest L. Wilcox, all of Putnam; one sister, Mrs. Mary Evans
of Putnam; and one brother, Melvin Wilcox of Woodstock.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at Smith & Walker's funeral chapel. The Rev. Frederick A. Dyckman, minister of the Methodist Church of this city, officiated. Burial was in Grove Street Cemetery.
He was a retired Putnam Masonry Contractor-born in Thompson but spent most of life here.
2) Charles A. Wilcox Dies in Woodstock
Charles A. Wicox, a retired Putnam masonry contractor, died Sunday afternoon at the home of his niece, Mrs. Minnie Wilcox in West Woodstock where he had been living for the past two years. He was 92 years old.
Born in Thompson on June 1st, 1849, he was the son
of James L. and Ruby (Wilbur) Wilcox. He is survived by two daughters,
Mrs.Fred Coatley of Providence and Mrs. Emma Edson of Norwich. Three sons,
Fred J. , Ellsworth and Everett* L. Wilcox, all of Putnam, one sister, Mrs. Mary
Evans of this city and a brother Melvin Wilcox of Woodstock. His wife, Mrs.
Hannah M. Carpenter Wilcox died 17 years ago.
Funeral services were held at Smith and Walker Funeral Parlors on Canal Street Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Rev.Frederick A. Dyckman, pastor of the Putnam Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in Grove street cemetery.
Special thanks to Janice Thompson and her mother Ruby Price for finding these obituaries.