Nancy Virginia Wheeler

12 May 1869–2 October 1945 (Age 76)
Lincoln, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy Virginia

When Nancy Virginia Wheeler was born on 12 May 1869, in Lincoln, Missouri, United States, her father, James W Wheeler, was 35 and her mother, Nancy Ida Colbert, was 24. She married George Henry Knowles on 15 September 1887, in Lincoln, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 2 October 1945, in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Wyoming, Stark, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Henry Knowles
Nancy Virginia Wheeler
Marriage: 15 September 1887
Nettie Louella Knowles
Mary Josephine Knowles
William Thomas Knowles
George Robert Knowles
Alva Clifford Knowles
Inez Lillian Knowles
Nancy Edith Knowles
Theodore Roosevelt Knowles
Eva Fay Knowles
Devaine Emerson Knowles
Virginia Mae Knowles

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 September 1887Lincoln, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    Age 2
    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 21
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    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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    Sources (25)

    • Nancy V Knowles in household of George H Knowles, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Nancy U Wheeler in entry for George H Knowles, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Nancy V Wheeler in entry for Alva C Knowles, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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