|Birth: ||Jan. 9, 1850|
|Death: ||Feb. 14, 1932|
d/o Augustus & Eliza Maria (Chamberlain) Thomas; w/o Robert Jeffery Wheeler (m 03 Oct 1867 - Lucas Co, Ohio), m/o Lyman
Toledo Blade February 15, 1932, pg 4, col 3 & 4:
Obit: Mrs Ida Thomas Wheeler, 82, a member of the family which controlled old time Toledo's most famous theatrical property, the Wheeler House, died Sunday in her home, 721 Grove Place. She was the widow of R.J. (Jeff) Wheeler, who operated the theater until the fire until which it destroyed it March 17, 1893. Mr. Wheeler died 13 years ago.
The opera house stood for many years on Monroe street, between St. Clair and Superior streets. It's site is still in the possession of the family. Mrs. Wheeler was born in Hudson, Michigan,came to Toledo as a girl of eight and lived here since. Her family home at Monroe and Sixteenth street, near the old Brainard homestead was the scene of many important events in the social life of the city.
Mrs. Wheeler was a member of the Fifty Year club, the League of the Hard of Hearing, and Trinity Episcopal Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clifford Swartenbaugh, Toledo, a son, Lymen Wheeler, Staton Island, New York, ( ) grandchildren, Mrs. Robert Linden Smith, and Robert Wheeler Swartenbaugh Toledo and ( ) grandchildren ? ? ?.
The body will be taken to the home early Tuesday from the Bennett Memorial Funeral Home and the funeral will be held Tuesday at 1:00 PM with Dr. R. Lincoln Long, Pastor of Collingwood Avenue Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Toledo Blade, February 16, 1932:
Services for Mrs. Ida Thomas Wheeler, 82, widow of the man who managed Toledo's old-time Wheeler Opera House, and who died Sunday will be held at 1:00 PM today in the home, 721 Grove Place. The Rev. R. Lincoln Long, pastor of Collingwood Avenue Presbyterian Church will conduct the service.
Born in Hudson, MI, Mrs. Wheeler came to Toledo when she was a little a little girl and resided here for 74 years. Her husband, RJ "Jeff" Wheeler died 13 years ago. Mrs. Wheeler was a member of the 50-year Club, the League for the Hard of Hearing, and Trinity Episcopal Church. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Clifford Swartzbaugh, Toledo; a son Lyman Wheeler, Staten Island, NY; grand children Mrs. Robert Linden Smith and Robert Wheeler Swartzbaugh, Toledo, and two grand children outside the city.
Augustus Thomas (1815 - 1868)
Eliza Maria Chamberlin Thomas (1817 - 1883)
Robert Jeffery Wheeler (1843 - 1919)*
Helen Maria Wheeler Whitehill (1869 - 1897)*
Zorah Elizabeth Wheeler Swartzbaugh (1870 - 1961)*
Lyman Wheeler (1876 - 1937)*
Chas Winfield D. Thomas (1839 - 1840)*
Catherine Mary Thomas Brainard (1841 - 1925)*
Dante Thomas (1843 - 1881)*
Jerome Bonaparte Thomas (1845 - 1911)*
Laura Marie Thomas Wood (1848 - 1911)*
Ida Priscilla Thomas Wheeler (1850 - 1932)
Carrie L Thomas Lorenz (1856 - 1927)*
Nina Louisa Thomas Milburn (1857 - 1889)*
Curtis Pierre Thomas (1857 - 1931)*
Solan Augustus Thomas (1861 - 1919)*
Maintained by: Kay Pierce-Mitchell
Originally Created by: Ken Thompson
Record added: May 16, 2012
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