The New Century Cyclopedia of Names. Edited by Clarence L. Barnhart. New York : Appleton-Century-Crofts, c1954.
v. 3, p. 4130
Wilcox, Ella Wheeler. b. at Johnstown Center, Wis., Nov. 5, 1850; d. at Short Beach, Conn., Oct. 30, 1919. American poet. Author of verse collected in Drops of Water (1872), Shells (1873), Maurine (1876), and Poems of Passion (1883); for several years she wrote a daily poem syndicated in newspapers. She was also a contributor of prose pieces to popular magazines, and after her marriage (1884) published about 20 books.