The Hutchinson Encyclopedia.
     Wilcox, Ella (1850-1919) born Wheeler

     U.S. poet. From the temperance verses Drops of Water 1872 she progressed to Poems of Passion 1883, criticized as immoral when they first appeared. She
published nearly 40 volumes of verse, including her Collected Poems 1921. Her sentimental approach, and her platitudes, were very popular.