The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia
Cambridge University Press 1994

Wilcox, Ella , née Wheeler (1850-1919)

Journalist and prolific producer of verse, born in Johnstown Center, WI. She had completed a novel before she was 10. The first of her many volumes of verse was Drops of Water (1872), and she gained recognition with Poems of Passion (1883). She also wrote a great deal of fiction, and contributed essays to periodicals.