John S. Wheeler

1834–1906 (Age 71)
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John S.

When John S. Wheeler was born on 7 November 1834, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John B. Wheeler, was 30 and his mother, Laura Genoria Graves, was 18. He married Amelia D. Jones on 9 February 1858, in Muskingum, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Jefferson Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Robinson, Summit, Colorado, United States in 1880. He died on 16 April 1906, in Platteville, Weld, Colorado, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Platteville, Weld, Colorado, United States.

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John S. Wheeler
Amelia D. Jones
Marriage: 9 February 1858
John B Wheeler
Frank Elon Wheeler
Theodore Albert Wheeler
John S Wheeler Jr.
Amelia Dorsey Wheeler

Spouse & Children

  • Male1834–1906Male

  • Amelia D. Jones


9 February 1858
Muskingum, Ohio, United States


  • John B Wheeler


  • Frank Elon Wheeler


  • Male1863–1937Male

  • John S Wheeler Jr.


  • Amelia Dorsey Wheeler


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 2

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 26

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.

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 in household of Lawrence Bailey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John S Wheeler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Wheeler, "United States Census, 1880"

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