Grace Jean Wheeler

8 October 1919–2012 (Age 92)
Miles City, Custer, Montana, United States

The Life of Grace Jean

When Grace Jean Wheeler was born on 8 October 1919, in Miles City, Custer, Montana, United States, her father, William A Wheeler, was 38 and her mother, Grace J, was 33. She married Frederick Charles Merritt Jr in 1945. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Garfield, Montana, United States in 1935 and Pablo Township, Lake, Montana, United States in 1940. She registered for military service in 1943. She died in 2012, in Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, at the age of 93.

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Frederick Charles Merritt Jr
Grace Jean Wheeler
Marriage: 1945
Grant W Merritt
Deborah Merritt

Spouse and Children



    Grant W Merritt


    Deborah Merritt


Parents and Siblings

    William A Wheeler


    Grace J




World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 4

Historical Boundaries - 1923: Lake, Montana, United States
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Grace J Wheeler in household of William A Wheeler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Grace J Wheeler in household of William A Wheeler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grace Jean Wheeler in household of William A Wheeler, "United States Census, 1930"

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