“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Syracuse in Davis County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Historical Wilcox Cabin

William H. & Emily Barber Wilcox

Historical Wilcox Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Johnson, September 23, 2018
1. Historical Wilcox Cabin Marker
Inscription. “On March 4, 1905 we moved to Syracuse with all our possessions laoded in an old iron tired wagon. Our furniture consisted of a new bedstead and dresser, and our other household needs. A cupboard, table, chairs, and kitchen stove were all hand-me-downs given by our parents. These we unloaded in our first home- a one room log house, built by a pioneer of Farmington, and later moved to Syracuse. In these very humble and unpretentious circumstances we were very happy.“
(Taken from the diary of William H. Wilcox)

William and Emily had 10 children, eight boys and two girls, two of which were born in their little log home. William’s father, James Henry Wilcox deeded this sweet little home to him along with the 160-acre farm that he purchased from Christopher Layton on May 20, 1885 for $1,800. William and Emily lived in the little log home until 1911. Their Children are:
David H. and Ann Burnett Wilcox
Harold and Thelma Walker Wilcox
Mary Wilcox and William P. Miller
Myron L. and Jean Thurgood Wilcox
Louise Wilcox and M. Warren. Johnson
Hugh B. Wilcox, Wanda Stoker and Nell Balmforth
Elmer W. & Laura Fullmer Wilcox
Lynn J. and Bernice Criddle Wilcox
Darvil O. and Deane Buchanan Wilcox
Ben E. Wilcox (Our Tithing Boy)

Other families
Wilcox Cabin and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Johnson, September 23, 2018
2. Wilcox Cabin and Marker
of Syracuse that lived in this little log home were:
An Argyle Family
The Will Thurgood Family 1901-1902
The James Barber Family 1902-1905

This Project Was Made Possible By:

Milton and Joyce Wilcox donated this sweet little log home to our museum grounds. Because of Milt’s foresight and dedication in restoring this log home in 1972 we are able to understand and enjoy the beauty and sacrifice of some of Syracuse’s early pioneers.

G&G Sprinkling and Landscaping
Wilcox Family Trust
Syracuse City
Utah Division of State History/Utah State Historical Society
And Many, Many Other Volunteers
Location. 41° 5.298′ N, 112° 3.746′ W. Marker is in Syracuse, Utah, in Davis County. Marker can be reached from 1700 South, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1891 W 1700 South, Syracuse UT 84075, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Syracuse First Social Center (here, next to this marker); The Old Emigrant Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); George Pilling Adams Cabin (approx. 7.4 miles away); The Weinel Mill (approx. 7.4 miles away);
Wilcox Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Johnson, September 23, 2018
3. Wilcox Cabin
Hollywood Comes to Antelope Island (approx. 8.4 miles away); Ogden City Wall (approx. 10.1 miles away); Ogden Union Depot (approx. 10.1 miles away); John Moses Browning Home (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Syracuse.
Categories. ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2018, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2018, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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