Dorothy Frances Wheeler

4 June 1902–21 April 1984 (Age 81)
Waterbury, Washington, Vermont, United States

The Life of Dorothy Frances

When Dorothy Frances Wheeler was born on 4 June 1902, in Waterbury, Washington, Vermont, United States, her father, Nathaniel A Wheeler, was 32 and her mother, Florence F Wetherbee, was 29. She lived in Northfield, Washington, Vermont, United States for about 10 years and Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut, United States in 1930. She died on 21 April 1984, in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

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Elwin Alba Brownell
Dorothy Frances Wheeler

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    Florence F Wetherbee




World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Age 2

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1926 · Sergeant Stubby Dies

Age 24

During WWI there was a dog from Connecticut that made a name for himself, his name was sergeant stubby. He was considered the official mascot of the 102nd infantry. He saved his regiment from suprise mustard attacks, comforted those that had been wounded, and even caught a German soldier and held him there until troops found him. He had his own uniform and everything.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of wheels (for vehicles or for use in spinning or various other manufacturing processes), from an agent derivative of Middle English whele ‘wheel’. The name is particularly common on the Isle of Wight; on the mainland it is concentrated in the neighboring region of central southern England.

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

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  • Dorothy F Wheeler in household of Nathaniel A Wheeler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy F Wheeler in household of Nathaniel A Wheeler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dorothy Brownell in household of Elwin Brownell, "United States Census, 1930"

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