Joel Thomas Wheeler

Male13 November 1855–July 1932

Brief Life History of Joel Thomas

When Joel Thomas Wheeler was born on 13 November 1855, in Webster, Missouri, United States, his father, William Henry Wheeler, was 36 and his mother, Emily Elizabeth Cotner, was 25. He married Martha Alice Rogers in 1876, in Webster, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Buck Prairie, Lawrence, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Turnback Township, Lawrence, Missouri, United States in 1920. He died in July 1932, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Summit Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Lawrence, Missouri, United States.

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Joel Thomas Wheeler
Martha Alice Rogers
Marriage: 1876
Verna Wheeler
Stella May Wheeler

Sources (7)

  • Joe T Wheeler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas J Wheeler in household of John P Wheeler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Joel Thomas Wheeler -

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  • Marriage
    1876Webster, Missouri, United States
  • Children (2)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

    Age 6

    On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

    1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

    Age 21

    A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a wheelwright, a maker of wheels (primarily for carts and other vehicles, but also other kinds of wheels, for use in spinning or other manufacturing processes), from Middle English wheler, whegheler, a derivative of Old English hweogol, hweowol, hwēol ‘wheel’.

    History: A founder of Salisbury, NH, in 1634 was John Wheeler.

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

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