John Marion Wheeler

10 October 1854–24 July 1948 (Age 93)
Dade, Missouri, United States

The Life of John Marion

When John Marion Wheeler was born on 10 October 1854, in Dade, Missouri, United States, his father, James P Wheeler, was 28 and his mother, Mary Elzada Patterson, was 16. He married Mary Ailey Hurst on 3 November 1878. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Center Township, Dade, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Greenfield, Dade, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 24 July 1948, in Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Wheelers Mill, Pulaski, Missouri, United States.

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John Marion Wheeler
Mary Ailey Hurst
Marriage: 3 November 1878
Barton Audley Wheeler
Horace Wilburn Wheeler
Robert Fulton Wheeler
Jerlie Agnes Wheeler
Mary Louisa Wheeler
Effie Mable Wheeler
Ethel Wheeler
James Lafayette Wheeler
Flossie Fern Wheeler
Elmer Wheeler

Spouse and Children

3 November 1878


+6 More Children

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World Events (8)


Age 6

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 7

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 27

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

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)

  • John M Wheeler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John M Wheeler in household of James Wheeler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Marvin Wheeler in household of James Wheeler, "United States Census, 1870"

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