Wilcox, Ella, nee Wheeler. 1850-1919. American
journalist and poet, b. near Madison, Wis.; m. Robert Marius Wilcox (1884;
d. 1916); for many years wrote a daily poem for a syndicate of newspapers;
published over twenty volumes of verse, including Drops of Water (1872),
Poems of Passion (her best-known book; 1883), Sweet Danger
(1902), The Art of Being Alive (1914).