William Marion Wheatley

16 November 1878–9 February 1945 (Age 66)
Wise, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of William Marion

When William Marion Wheatley was born on 16 November 1878, in Wise, Virginia, United States, his father, John Wheatley, was 25 and his mother, Celia Jenkins, was 29. 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. He died on 9 February 1945, in Norton, Wise, Virginia, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Wiley Gardner Cemetery, Needmore, Wise, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 March 1898Wise, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 3
    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 16
    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.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 18
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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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    Sources (9)

    • William A Wheatly in household of John Wheatly, "United States Census, 1880"
    • William Wheatley, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"
    • W M Wheatley in entry for Benard Fletcher Wheatley, "Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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