Earnest L. Wheat

6 October 1908–24 September 1964 (Age 55)
Chrisman, Ross Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States

The Life of Earnest L.

When Earnest L. Wheat was born on 6 October 1908, in Chrisman, Ross Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States, his father, Reed Wheat, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Ann Runyan, was 38. He lived in Ross Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 September 1964, at the age of 55, and was buried in Allegan, Michigan, United States.

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Reed Wheat
Sarah Ann Runyan
Levi Ivan Wheat
Opal Laurinda Wheat
Earnest L. Wheat
Mildred J Wheat
Mabel G Wheat

Parents and Siblings

    Reed Wheat


    Sarah Ann Runyan





    Opal Laurinda Wheat



    Mildred J Wheat


    Mabel G Wheat


World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

Age 2

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 15

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Nottinghamshire): metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of wheat, from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ (a derivative of hwīt ‘white’, because of its use in making white flour).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ernest L Wheat in household of Reed Wheat, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Earnest Wheat in household of Reed Wheat, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ernest L. Wheat, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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