Olin Dunbar Wheeler

1 May 1852–10 September 1925 (Age 73)
Mansfield, Richland, Ohio, United States

The Life of Olin Dunbar

When Olin Dunbar Wheeler was born on 1 May 1852, in Mansfield, Richland, Ohio, United States, his father, Rev Dr Alfred Wheeler, was 27 and his mother, Lydia Priscilla Curtis, was 28. He married Anna Eliza Burr on 24 July 1882, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. He lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 10 September 1925, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States.

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Olin Dunbar Wheeler
Anna Eliza Burr
Marriage: 24 July 1882

Spouse and Children

24 July 1882
Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

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World Events (8)

1860 · Perry Monument on Public Square

Age 8

The Perry Monument was erected at the center of Public Square to commemorate the victory of the Battle of Lake Erie by Oliver Hazard Perry. It was Ohio's first monumental sculpture. It has since been moved to Fort Huntington Park.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 20

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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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Story Highlight

Transcription of a letter written by Olin D. Wheeler to Tad Lincoln in 1865.

In the weeks following Lincoln’s death, his widow Mary received condolence letters from dignitaries around the world. However, not every letter that arrived in the White House was addressed to Mary. …

Sources (3)

  • Olin Wheeler, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Olin Wheeler, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Olin D Wheeler, "United States Census, 1900"

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