Theran Wilcox

Male 1901 - 1965  (63 years)


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  • Name Theran Wilcox 
    Born 30 Aug 1901  Moab, Grand, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    LifeSketch Theron was the youngest son of Violet and John Carlos Wilcox. During his teenage years he and his \'double\' cousin Vere Westwood [his mother, a Westwood married a Wilcox, his father a Wilcox married a Westwood sister] decided to leave home. On their way out of Moab they decided to change their first names. Theron became known as Jack and Vere became known as Bill, names they used for the rest of their lives. They traveled together by freight train to many places including Los Angeles. He enlisted in the army an served well. My mother had been living with sisters in Los Angeles. Her first husband had been killed in the Bingham Copper mines, leaving her with two small sons. On a visit back to Utah she was out for the evening with girl friends and stopped in a gas station for gas. The attendant chided my dad who was not married that he should be able to find a wife among the group of girls. He laughingly asked which one would have him and my mother replied she would. He followed her back to Los Angeles and they were married there in 1928. They had four children and my dad raised all of us, we never thought of each other as half sisters and brothers. During the depression years they moved back to Utah and lived in Monroe, Sevier County. On the way back from California they were forced to stop in Victorville where my brother Forrest was born. The local newspaper reported, couple fails to make their son a native of Utah. They continued on to Monroe, Sevier County where my mother was born and lived near her relatives. The other three of us children Dian, Jackie and Coleen were born there. During the depression jobs were hard to find. They moved to Salt Lake and lived with my dads sister, Olive for a time. Jackie was seriously ill after a fall down a flight of stairs before moving back to Moab when my brother Jackie was seriously ill. He died there after a long illness. My dad finally found work as a miner in Park City, UT. We lived there where he worked as a miner until the mines closed in the late 40s or early 50s. We moved to Benjamin Utah along with my two older brothers Pat and Sheron and their families. There he was reunited with Bill Westwood and went to work for him in his house moving business. Another double cousin had a house moving business in The Dalles, Oregon so He and my mother moved there where he worked until the job ended and they moved back to Benjamin. While working on a construction job across from BYU he suffered a life threatening back injury. He recovered but was paralized and in a wheel chair for the rest of his life. After a long hospitalization he moved to assisted living where where he remained for the rest of his life. During those years he had a car with hand controls and was very active. He found others who were confined to assisted living and formed a group who he took to the baseball games regularly. He was instrumental in reuniting some of them with their families. One especially memorable was a young mother with her six children - she was able to move back to her home in southern Utah and raise her children. After nine years he was on his way to visit a close woman friend in his wheel chair several blocks away. [his car was in the garage for repairs] While crossing the street he was hit by a car, seriously wounded and died a few hours later in the hospital. 
    Residence Moab, Grand, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He was born in Moab but lived in many places during his life, including Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Park City, Benjamin & The Dalles Or 
    Residence 1910  Moab, Grand, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1920  Moab, Grand, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1930  Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1965 
    Buried 4 Mar 1968  Benjamin, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11263  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 

    Father John Carlos Wilcox,   b. 13 Mar 1858, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1938, Moab, Grand, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Eliza Violet Westwood,   b. 14 Feb 1862, Springville, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1925, Moab, Grand, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 30 Dec 1877  Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Family ID F2883  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Beatrice Thornton 
    Married 27 Aug 1929 
    Children 
     1. Coleen Wilcox  [natural]
     2. Deane Wilcox  [natural]
     3. Boy Wilcox  [natural]
     4. Forest Wilcox  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F3691  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Aug 1901 - Moab, Grand, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - He was born in Moab but lived in many places during his life, including Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Park City, Benjamin & The Dalles Or - - Moab, Grand, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Moab, Grand, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Moab, Grand, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Mar 1968 - Benjamin, Utah, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S273] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : modified 30 July 2017, 03:19), entry for John Carlos Wilcox(PID https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/4:1:LTJB-R9J); contributed by various users. PersonID LTJB-R9J.
      John Carlos Wilcox

    2. [S273] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org.
      Legacy NFS Source: John Carlos Wilcox - Government record: Death record or certificate: burial: 23 December 1938;

    3. [S273] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United, Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Page number: Year: 1910; Census Place: Moab, Grand, Utah; Roll: T624_1603; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 51; Image: 689.
      Legacy NFS Source: John Carlos Wilcox - birth-name: John Carlos Wilcox