Memorable Manitobans: Georgie Maud Roberta Wilcox (1889-1970)
Born at Winnipeg on 28 August 1889, daughter of Eliza Roberta Jenkins (1863-?) and William Crawford (1873-?), on 30 August 1907 she married husband Howard Buell Wilcox (1889-1973) at Winnipeg and they subsequently had two children: Albert Marvin Wilcox (1909-1985) and Roberta Wilcox (1923-?, wife of J. Philip Rowland and Robert Patterson). The family lived at 9 Middle Gate (c1946) and 276 Hugo Street (c1970).
Her involvement in art began in early life when, at the age of 14, she saw work by Paul Kane and was inspired to paint portraits. By the 1940s, she was an active member of the Winnipeg Sketch Club and was exhibiting works of art in public, specializing in watercolour or oil urban scenes and landscapes.
She died at her Winnipeg home, 276 Hugo Street, on 10 October 1970.
Birth registration [Howard Burll Wilcox], Saskatchewan Vital Statistics.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
1921 Canada census, Ancestry.
“Artists' work exhibited,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 November 1944, page 11.
“Georgie Wilcox show depicts happy land,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 December 1946, page 9.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 October 1970, page 44.
“Artist dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 October 1970.
Obituary [Howard Buell Wilcox], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 August 1973, page 16.
Obituary [Albert Marvin Wilcox], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 March 1985, page 28.
Roberta Rowland Patterson, Pathway of Fame.
Roberta Rowland Patterson, https://robertarowlandpatterson.ca.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 21 March 2022