Walter Ector Wheeless

24 February 1885–24 October 1971 (Age 86)
Texas, United States

The Life of Walter Ector

Walter Ector Wheeless was born on 24 February 1885, in Texas, United States as the son of John Wheeless. He lived in Rains, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 4, Rains, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 24 October 1971, in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Point, Rains, Texas, United States.

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Walter Ector Wheeless
Justa Grace Moss

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    John Wheeless




World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 9

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 23

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English: origin uncertain; possibly an altered spelling of Wheelhouse , reflecting a local pronunciation.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Wheeliss in household of John Wheeliss, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walter E Wheeless, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter E Wheeless, "United States Census, 1940"

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