Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

    HARMON WILCOX has resided in Douglas county nearly twenty years and at this date that means he was one of the first men to settle in this vicinity.  He has labored wisely and well for the furthering of his enterprises and the general good since the day of settlement and his competence and excellent standing in the community show his unbounded success.
     Harmon Wilcox was born in Miami county, Kansas, on October 6, 1862, being the son of Harmon and Polly A. (Perry) Wilcox, who are mentioned elsewhere in this volume.  Our subject remained in his native place for the first twenty years of his life, gaining both educational training from the district schools and experience and knowledge from farm work with his father.  Then he went to San Joaquin valley in California, and did farm work for two years.  It was in 1884, he came thence to Douglas county and squatted on his present place, one mile north from Waterville.  Owing to careful saving of his wages, Mr. Wilcox had sufficient to start with and since those days has devoted himself steadily to farming and stock raising.  He now owns two hundred and eighty acres, has it well improved, and has a nice band of cattle and horses.  His stock is all well bred and he owns one valuable Hereford bull, registered.  Among other improvements, we may mention the first class orchard which Mr. Wilcox has grown.  It has the leading varieties and has produced some of the best fruit to be seen in any part of the state.
     At the residence of the bride's parents, on June 3, 1889, Mr. Wilcox married Miss Elsie E., daughter of Isaiah and Mary Brown, who are mentioned in another portion of this volume.  Two children have been born to this union, Gordon and Clare, aged twelve and nine, respectively.  Mr. Wilcox is a member of the K. T. M., and the A F. & A. M.  Politically, he is allied with the Republican party, but while he takes the interest every good citizen should in these matters, he is not specially active and never asks for personal preferment, although he has been pressed to serve on the school board, which he has done to the satisfaction of all.