James Mayo Wheeler

1873–1938 (Age 64)
Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life of James Mayo

When James Mayo Wheeler was born on 13 August 1873, in Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States, his father, Edward Esau Wheeler, was 26 and his mother, Burnette Elizabeth Staton, was 19. He married Betty Jane Bates on 17 July 1898, in Amherst, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pedlar, Amherst, Virginia, United States for about 30 years and South River, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 9 April 1938, in Oronoco, Amherst, Virginia, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Oronoco, Amherst, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Mayo Wheeler
Betty Jane Bates
Marriage: 17 July 1898
Henry Wheeler
Edward Esau Wheeler
Clarence James Wheeler
John Will Wheeler
Charles Thomas Wheeler
Myrtle Lizzie Wheeler
Dora Belle Wheeler
Sara Magdalene Wheeler

Spouse & Children

17 July 1898
Amherst, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 21

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

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)

  • J W Wheeler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Wheeler, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Wheeler in household of Esau Wheeler, "United States Census, 1880"

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