NameWilliam Spencer WHEELER
Birth22 Jul 1839, Licking County, Ohio870
Death13 Sep 1908, Gridley, Coffey County, Kansas870 Age: 69
BurialTeachout Cemetery, Gridley, Coffey County, Kansas870
FatherWilliam WHEELER (~1793-~1854)
MotherLaura MOREY (~1796-1850)
Marriage8 Sep 1864, Coles County, Illinois870
Notes for William Spencer WHEELER

1850 U.S. Census:2417 William enumerated in the household of his father William Wheeler in Burlington Township, Licking County, Ohio as a male, age 10, born in Ohio, attended school within the year. Sister Barbary also residing in the household; mother Loura Morey died several months prior to the enumeration.

1854 Guardianship:2161, p. 59, p. 105. On 16 March 1854 Daniel Houck was appointed administrator and Loyal Wright and James Clutter were appointed executors for the estate of William Wheeler. On the same date, William S. Wheeler, age 15, heir of William Wheeler, had James Clutter appointed as a guardian, with Daniel Houck and Loyal Wright serving as bondsmen. This undoubtedly was the same William Wheeler enumerated at age 10 in the 1850 census enumeration in the household of William Wheeler.

1908 Obituary in Gridley Light:870 "William Spencer Wheeler was born in Licking Co. Ohio, July 22, 1839, died 13 Sept. 1908, aged 69 yrs, 1 mn., and 22 days. He married Hester Ann Taylor in Coles Co., Ill., Sept. 8, 1864. This happy union was blessed with 9 children, eight sons and one daughter. The daughter Laura Ann, preceded him to the Spirit world, dying in infancy. His wife and sons, Warren Warner, of Ponca City, Ok., Elot E. (Elijah?), of Boicourt, Kansas., William S., Horace Taylor, Walter Scott, James Wesley, Grover Cleveland, and John Jacob, of this place, were at his bedside when he died. He moved to Ks. in 1871, and in 1875 bought the farm on which he resided until his death. He united with the Dunkard church, 18 April 1889, and lived a constant member until claimed by death. The hardship of pioneer days brought on the dread disease, paralysis, of which he has been a constant and patient suffer for the last seven years, and which caused his death. The funeral was held from the house at 10 o'clock Tuesday, Sept 15, Rev. A.B. Moore of Burlington, officiating, the internment was made in the Teachout Cem. near Gridley, Ks."
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