1850 – Ella Wheeler Wilcox Born

On this date was born in the village of Johnstown in Rock County. A member of literary and social circles in Madison and Milwaukee, Wilcox was a . Some of her more notable works include “Maurine” (1876), “Poems of Passion” (1883), and “Poems of Pleasure” (1888). Wheeler Wilcox wrote editorials and essays for the and the as well as contributing to and other magazines. She also wrote a syndicated advice column for the Hearst Newspapers. She died on October 30, 1919 in Short Beach, Connecticut. [Source: ]