Iris Grace Wheeler

Female15 June 1917–16 February 1970

Brief Life History of Iris Grace

When Iris Grace Wheeler was born on 15 June 1917, in Gratiot, Michigan, United States, her father, Roy Elmer Wheeler, was 28 and her mother, Carrie Helen Miner, was 30. She had at least 1 son with Henry Ernest Walrath. She lived in Alma, Gratiot, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 16 February 1970, in Jacksonville, Onslow, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Henry Ernest Walrath
Iris Grace Wheeler
Jackson Walrath

Sources (2)

  • Iris G Wheeler in household of Roy Wheeler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Iris Sanders in entry for Henry Or Hank Walrath, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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Children (1)

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (4)

World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 1

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.


Age 15

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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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