Benton M. Wheeler

11 August 1897–20 July 1978 (Age 80)
Bedford, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Benton M.

When Benton M. Wheeler was born on 11 August 1897, in Bedford, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Thomas Wheeler, was 32 and his mother, Jennie Lee Parsons, was 23. He married Arlene Raby Wheeler on 27 August 1920, in Bedford, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Shelbyville, Bedford, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Johnson City, Washington, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 20 July 1978, in Bedford, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Willowmount Cemetery, Shelbyville, Bedford, Tennessee, United States.

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Benton M. Wheeler
Arlene Raby Wheeler
Marriage: 27 August 1920
Francis Wheeler

Spouse and Children


    Arlene Raby Wheeler


27 August 1920
Bedford, Tennessee, United States


    Francis Wheeler


Parents and Siblings

    James Thomas Wheeler





World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • Benton Wheeler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Benton M Wheeler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Benton Wheeler in household of James T Wheeler, "United States Census, 1910"

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