Joseph Farrar Wheelwright

20 June 1850–12 September 1937 (Age 87)
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph Farrar

When Joseph Farrar Wheelwright was born on 20 June 1850, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Matthew Bristow Wheelwright, was 24 and his mother, Mary Ann Farrar, was 21. He married Ellen Gibbons Cunningham on 13 February 1874, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 70 years. He registered for military service in 1870. He died on 12 September 1937, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Farrar Wheelwright
Ellen Gibbons Cunningham
Marriage: 13 February 1874
Matthew Wheelwright
Joseph Wheelwright
Ellen Gladys Wheelwright
Mary Ann Wheelwright
Thomas George Wheelwright
Le Roy Wheelwright
Hazel Agnes Wheelwright
Mearl Lester Wheelwright
Yuletta Caroline Wheelwright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 February 1874Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed
    Age 17
    The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 25
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): occupational name from Middle English whelewright(e), whelrihte ‘wheelwright, maker of wheels and wheeled vehicles’ (Old English hwēol + wyrhta). See also Wheeler .History: John Wheelwright (c. 1592–1679), clergyman, came to Boston, MA, from Lincolnshire, England in 1636. He was banished from Massachusettes for his support of his sister-in-law, Anne Hutchinson, in the antinomian controversy; he set up a community at Exeter, NH.

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

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    Story Highlight

    The Matthew B. Wheelwright Family's Ocean Voyage

    Quoted from the Mormon Migration Website at: Matthew WHEELWRIGHT travelled from Liverpool to New …

    Sources (25)

    • Joseph Farrow Wheelwright, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Joseph Wheelwright in household of Matt Wheelwright, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joseph Wheelwright in entry for Emery B Hunter and Mary Beyerline, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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