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Willcox

 

Trego County - Wilcox School
Mrs. Charles Surprise, “History of Wilcox [sic] School,” chap in Local History as Presented to the Trego County Historical Society, 2d ed.
(n.p.1974): 17.
A school and post office were named after William K. Willcox, a local landowner. Opened in April of 1879, the post office may have been located in Mr. Willcox’ home. Mr. Willcox did serve as a postmaster.

In May of 1896, the post office closed. Anna Kristof Brown, Bereniece Yetter, Carrie Mummert Kline, Walter Swiggett, Hattie Kirby, Ollie Musgrave, Wilma Bell, and A.S. Peacock served as teachers in the school.

According to Ruth Shearer, a small community still exists at Willcox. The ethnicity of its settlers remains unknown.


 

Sources

Shearer, Ruth. “Ghost Towns in Trego County.” Chap. in Local History as Presented to
the Trego County Historical Society. 2d ed. n.p. 1974.

Surprise, Mrs. Charles. “History of Wilcox [sic] School.” Chap in Local History as Presented to the Trego County Historical Society. 2d ed. n.p. 1974.

 

 

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