from ROME SEMI-WEEKLY CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida Co., New York, Saturday, October 13, 1888:
WILCOX - JOSEPH F. WILCOX, of Ridge Mills, New York, an old resident of this locality, died at the house early last evening, ages 71 years.He had been in ill health for several years, being troubled with heart difficulty; which was the cause of his death.During his long residence in Rome, NY, Mr. Wilcox won the esteem and respect of his fellow men, and the news of his death causes great sadness to rest upon the entire communtiy.Besides his widow, one daughter survives, Mrs. Horace A. Nobles [sic. Noble], of Buffalo, and several nephews and nieces, among whom are Leroy Wilcox and Mrs. P.P. Hartwell, of this city (Rome, NY).
(RC Oct 13/1888) [following from next week's paper:] The funeral of Joseph F. Wilcox, who died last Friday evening, occurred at his late residence at Ridge Mills Monday, and was very largely attended.
Mr. Wilcox was born in Groton, Conn., May 22, 1817, and was therefore in his 72d year.He came to Rome forty-two years ago and for two years lived on what is known as the Greenfield farm, near Stanwix.He then moved onto the Huntington farm, on the Ridge road, and lived there nineteen years.He then bought a house and a few acres of land at Ridge Mills, and there passed the remainder of his days in peace and quiet.In politics, Mr. Wilcox was a Republican, and for a number of years was elected commissioner of highways of the fifth ward of this city.By his integrity in the discharge of every duty, he won the esteem of all his fellow men.(RC Oct 17/1888).
1st generation John and Sarah WILCOX. 2nd generation Joseph F. WILCOX b. 1817 Groton, Connecticut [CT] [see his obituary above] He married Fanny J. MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN b. 1824.3rd generation Frances WILCOX was b. 1867, m. Horace A. NOBLE, and she was living at 416 Prospect Ave., Buffalo, NY, in 1900 census. 4th generation Joseph W. NOBLE 5th generation Adelade or Adelaide NOBLE, etc.