biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
WALLACE T. WOLCOTT is a member of the firm of Wolcott & Jackson. dealers in fresh and salt meats, New Sharon. He was born in Monroe County, N. Y., Oct. 18, 1846. His parents, C. M. and Margaret (Parker) Wolcott, were also natives of the Empire State, and were there united in marriage in 1842. In the year 1855 the family came to Iowa, settling in Poweshiek County, where they engaged in farming. The father died in October, 1884; the mother is still living, and resides in Greeley County, Neb. There were seven children in this family: Martin P., Wallace T., Lyman; Belle is the wife of J. C. Bagg, and lives in Greeley County, Neb.; Wheeler died at the age of thirty-two years; Leman and Diana. The subject of this sketch, Wallace W. Wolcott, was reared on the farm, educated at the public schools of Montezuma, and subsequently taught school a few terms. In 1863 he began mercantile life as a clerk in a general store in Montezuma, and continued in that business until 1866, when he established a restaurant at Montezuma, and followed that business for eighteen months. He then removed to Forest Home, where he was engaged in general merchandising until 1875, when he removed his business to Ewart; he then, in 1878, disposed of his goods and removed to Rooks County, Kan., where he homesteaded 160 acres of land, and took up a like amount as a timber claim. The crops proved a failure, and he returned to Iowa in 1881, located in New Sharon, and has since conducted a meat-market in that city, and is doing a most excellent business. In July, 1870, Mr. Wolcott was. married to Mary E. Kisor, a daughter of James and Lavina Kisor, of this county. She was born in Knox County, Ohio, Oct. 12, 1849. They are the parents of eight children, four yet living─William, Edith, James and Alice. Mr. Wolcott is a member of Mahaska Lodge No. 336, A. F. & A. M., of which he is the Secretary. In his political affiliations he is a member of the National Greenback party. He was Postmaster at Forest Home for seven years, and has also served as township Clerk and Justice of the Peace. Mr. Wolcott is very popular among the people where he resides, and has made his present business a success where others have signally failed. He is a pleasant gentleman in his social and business relations, honorable and upright in his dealings with his fellow-men, and respected and esteemed generally.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy