Sara Magdalene Wheeler

1912–2000 (Age 87)
Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life of Sara Magdalene

When Sara Magdalene Wheeler was born on 8 September 1912, in Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States, her father, James Mayo Wheeler, was 39 and her mother, Betty Jane Bates, was 42. She married Jack Allen on 6 October 1931, in Lexington, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Augusta, Virginia, United States in 1935 and Riverheads Magisterial District, Augusta, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 16 February 2000, in Lexington, Virginia, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sara Magdalene Wheeler
Jack Allen
Marriage: 6 October 1931
Carl Kenny Allen

Spouse & Children

6 October 1931
Lexington, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 5

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 23

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lena Allen in household of Jack Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lena Wheeler in household of Jas Wheeler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lena M Wheeler in household of James W Wheeler, "United States Census, 1930"

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