Thomas Aldrich Wheeler

10 January 1825–31 July 1904 (Age 79)
Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Thomas Aldrich

When Thomas Aldrich Wheeler was born on 10 January 1825, in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jesse Wheeler, was 22 and his mother, Mary Aldrich Wheeler, was 23. He married Susan Cook Randall Wheeler on 7 December 1848. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1861. In 1865, at the age of 40, his occupation is listed as farmer in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 31 July 1904, in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Friends Burial Ground, Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Aldrich Wheeler
Hannah Dennis Kelley Wheeler
Marriage: 21 March 1868
Jesse Albert Wheeler
Ellwood Oscar Wheeler

Spouse and Children

21 March 1868
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Joanna Hotchkiss Wheeler


    Susan Emeline Wheeler Wheeler


    Jesse Brown Wheeler


    Stephen Lindly Wheeler


World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 5

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 21

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas A Wheeler, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Thomas A Wheeler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas A Wheeler, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"

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