John Wesley Sheets

29 May 1905–31 August 1980 (Age 75)
Toulon, Stark, Illinois, United States

The Life of John Wesley

When John Wesley Sheets was born on 29 May 1905, in Toulon, Stark, Illinois, United States, his father, William Jackson Sheets, was 34 and his mother, Mary Mae B. Wigal, was 32. He had at least 1 daughter with Bertha Hill. He lived in Marshall, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Edelstein, Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 31 August 1980, in Chillicothe, Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States.

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John Wesley Sheets
Bertha Hill
Lillian L Sheets

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    Lillian L Sheets


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    William Jackson Sheets


    Mary Mae B. Wigal




    Ivel Faye Sheets


    Walter Henry Sheets



    Esther Sheets



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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 5

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 20

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schütz( see Schutz ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John W Sheets, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John W Sheets in household of Wm J Sheets, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John W Sheets in household of William J Sheets, "United States Census, 1920"

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