Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Name: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Occupation: Writer
Gender: Female
Birth Day: November 5, 1850
Death Date: October 30, 1919
Age: Aged 170
Birth Place: Janesville, Wisconsin, United States, United States
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox was born on November 5, 1850 in Janesville, Wisconsin, United States, United States (170 years old). Ella Wheeler Wilcox is a Writer, zodiac sign: Sagittarius. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.

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1850

Ella Wheeler was born in 1850 on a farm in Johnstown, Wisconsin, east of Janesville, the youngest of four children. The family later moved north of Madison, after losing its wealth, as the result of her father's failed business aspirations and speculation. Wilcox's family held themselves to be intellectuals, and a mastery of the nuances of the English language was prized. During her childhood, Wilcox amused herself by reading books and newspapers, which may have influenced her later writing (most notably William Shakespeare, The Arabian Nights, The Diverting History of John Gilpin and Gulliver's Travels, in addition to the few other pieces of literature that were to be had in her home).

1883

She sent the poem to the Sun and received $5 for her effort. It was collected in the book Poems of Passion shortly afterward in May 1883.

1884

In 1884, she married Robert Wilcox of Meriden, Connecticut, where the couple lived before moving to New York City and then to Granite Bay in the Short Beach section of Branford, Connecticut. The two homes they built on Long Island Sound, along with several cottages, became known as Bungalow Court, and they would hold gatherings there of literary and artistic friends. They had one child, a son, who died shortly after birth. Not long after their marriage, they both became interested in theosophy, new thought, and spiritualism.

1916

Early in their married life, Robert and Ella Wheeler Wilcox promised each other that whoever died first would return and communicate with the other. Robert Wilcox died in 1916, after over thirty years of marriage. She was overcome with grief, which became ever more intense as week after week went without any message from him. It was at this time that she went to California to see the Rosicrucian astrologer, Max Heindel, still seeking help in her sorrow, still unable to understand why she had no word from her Robert. She wrote of this meeting:

1919

Wilcox was an advocate of animal rights and vegetarianism. She died of cancer on October 30, 1919 in Short Beach, Connecticut.

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