John Wheeler

1857–1943 (Age 86)
Ross, Ohio, United States

The Life of John

When John Wheeler was born on 12 March 1857, in Ross, Ohio, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Wheeler Jr, was 44 and his mother, Anna Mary Keller, was 39. He married Emaria Barnhart on 25 July 1878, in Ross, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Green Township, Ross, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Ohio, United States in 1943. He died on 27 July 1943, in Springfield Township, Clark, Ohio, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Green Township, Ross, Ohio, United States.

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John Wheeler
Emaria Barnhart
Marriage: 25 July 1878
Thomas Leroy Wheeler
Bertha May Wheeler
Oliver Wheeler
William Franklin Wheeler

Spouse & Children

  • Male1857–1943Male

  • Emaria Barnhart


25 July 1878
Ross, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 3

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of wheels (for vehicles or for use in spinning or various other manufacturing processes), from an agent derivative of Middle English whele ‘wheel’. The name is particularly common on the Isle of Wight; on the mainland it is concentrated in the neighboring region of central southern England.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John Wheeler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Wheeler in household of Thomas Wheeler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Wheeler in entry for Thomas Leroy Wheeler and Annie Elizabeth Batterson, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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