Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Edited by james Grant Wilson and John Fiske. New York: D. Appleton, 1887-89.
v. 6, p 504
WILCOX, Ella Wheeler, author, b. in Johnstown Centre, Wis., about 1845. She was educated in the public schools of Windsor and at the University of Wisconsin. In 1884 she married Robert M. Wilcox, of Meriden, Conn., and since 1887 they have resided in New York city. Mrs. Wilcox began to write for newspapers at an early age, has contributed much to periodicals, and has published in book-form "Drops of Water" (New York, 1872); "Maurine" (Milwaukee, 1875); "Shells" (1883); "Poems of Passion" (Chicago, 1883); "Mal moulee" a novel (New York, 1885); and "Poems of Pleasure" (1888).