Ansley Wilcox, from Connecticut, attended Oxford University and while in England met Cornelia Rumsey, a young woman from Buffalo holiday with her family.

After leaving Oxford,Wilcox moved to Buffalo, joined a law firm, and married Cornelia in 1878. Cornelia died in 1880.

Wilcox was a founder of the
Fitch Creche.
Source: "Men of New York," Buffalo: Geo. E. Matthews, 1898