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.

    HORATIO N. WILCOX is one of the earliest settlers in the vicinity of Waterville, and he has labored steadily here since the days of pioneering.  He is now possessed of one thousand acres of fertile soil and has most of it rented.  He personally oversees two hundred acres adjoining the town of Waterville and has shown himself to be one of the most skillful farmers in this section.  Mr. Wilcox had an exhibit at the New Orleans exposition and received awards for the same.  The winter of 1883-4 was the first one spent by Mr. Wilcox in the Big Bend country and he was associated then with Mr. C. C. May at Davenport.  It was June, 1883, that he came to where Waterville now stands, and selected his present home.  Stephen Boyce was his companion and he took the land where Waterville now stands.
     Horatio N. Wilcox was born in Iowa, on October 3, 1853, the son of Harmon and Polly A. (Perry) Wilcox, natives of New York and Kentucky, respectively.  The father died in Kansas in 1886.  The mother was from a prominent southern family and still lives in the old Kansas home.
     The family moved to a location about sixty miles south from Kansas City, in 1860, and there endured, all through the war, the horrors of border ruffianism.  The father tried several times to enlist but was refused on account of physical disability.  Our subject was reared in the Kansas home and educated in the log cabin school house, remaining with his father until twenty-one.  Then he returned to Iowa and worked out for a time, subsequently journeying to the Sacramento valley in California.  From 1878 to 1883 he lived there and then came to Spokane and on to his present home as has been narrated.  For twenty years, Mr. Wilcox has continued here and has been one of the substantial and leading men of the community.  He has served several terms as county commissioner and one term as treasurer.  He always was ahead of his ticket and while he formerly was allied with Republicanism, he is now a firm Democrat.  Mr. Wilcox has four brothers, Harmon, Perry, Otis, and Columbus, also has two sisters, Julia Williams and Olive Stoker.
     On January 20, 1893, at Waterville, Mr. Wilcox married Miss Eva E. Brown, a native of Wisconsin.  Her parents are Isaiah and Marietta (Byers) Brown, natives of Ohio and Pennsylvania, respectively.  Mrs. Wilcox has two brothers and two sisters, George, Frank, Elsie Wilcox, and Cora.  One son has been born to this marriage, George H.  Mr. Wilcox is a member of the K. T. M.