Orrin E. Wheelock

2 January 1815–10 November 1898 (Age 83)
New York, United States

The Life of Orrin E.

When Orrin E. Wheelock was born on 2 January 1815, in New York, United States, his father, Eliab Wheelock, was 29 and his mother, Ruth Blackman, was 24. He married Mrs. Mary M. Wheelock about 1870, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Poland, Chautauqua, New York, United States for about 25 years and Kalkaska, Kalkaska, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 10 November 1898, in Bolivar, Bolivar, Allegany, New York, United States, at the age of 83.

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Orrin E. Wheelock
Mrs. Mary M. Wheelock
Marriage: about 1870
Kittie Wheelock
Samuel Beemis
Lizzie Wheelock

Spouse and Children


    Mrs. Mary M. Wheelock


about 1870
New York, United States


    Kittie Wheelock


    Samuel Beemis


    Lizzie Wheelock


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 12

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 22

Michigan is the 26th state.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Wheelock, from the Wheelock river, which is named with a Celtic word meaning ‘winding’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Orin Wheelock, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Orin E Wheelock, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Orrin E Whelark, "United States Census, 1850"

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