William Marion Wheatley

Male16 November 1879–9 February 1945

Brief Life History of William Marion

When William Marion Wheatley was born on 16 November 1879, in Wise, Virginia, United States, his father, John Wheatley, was 26 and his mother, Celia Jenkins, was 30. He married Ora Elizabeth Dean on 12 March 1898, in Wise, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Wise, Wise, Virginia, United States in 1880 and Gladeville, Wise, Virginia, United States in 1910. He died on 9 February 1945, in Norton, Wise, Virginia, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Wiley Gardner Cemetery, Needmore, Wise, Virginia, United States.

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William Marion Wheatley
Ora Elizabeth Dean
Marriage: 12 March 1898
Bernard Fletcher Wheatley

Sources (13)

  • Wm Wheatley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Wheatley, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • William Wheatley, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 March 1898Wise, Virginia, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 2

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

    Age 15

    On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 19

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Wheatley, for example in Essex, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Yorkshire, or from Whatley in Somerset and Whateley in Warwickshire, all name of which are named with Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + lēah ‘(woodland) clearing’. Compare Whatley .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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