|Birth: ||Oct. 18, 1904|
|Death: ||Nov. 29, 1995|
Son of John Rutherford Bechtel (1876-1957) & Bertha May Sheldon (1881-1964), Wilmer married Gertrude Louise Cody (1909-1986) on 11 Aug 1940. Two children, Bruce & Anita, survive. Twin boys were born & died 12 Dec 1942. Wilmer was a one-room elementary school teacher, a high school science teacher, a superintendent, & a professor of elementary education at Lake Erie College. Wilmer was also a genealogist, doing extensive work on his Sheldon & other lines. His Tharp-Sheldon Family Tree provides extensive listings of the descendants of Thomas Sheldon (1789-1871) & Huldah Tharp (1790-1853), particularly of the Willam Sheldon (1816-1902) & Thomas J. Sheldon (1828-1922) branches up until the mid 1990s.
John Rutherford Bechtel (1876 - 1957)
Bertha May Sheldon Bechtel (1881 - 1964)
Gertrude Louise Cody Bechtel (1909 - 1986)
Jessie Vern Bechtel Purdy (1902 - 1996)*
Wilmer Russell Bechtel (1904 - 1995)
Beatrice Eileen Bechtel Ashcraft (1923 - 2009)**
Note: Some information from Wilmer's Tharp-Sheldon Family Tree.
Created by: Roy Sheldon
Record added: Mar 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34515250
Thank you, Cousin Wilmer, for your service as an educator & your work as a genealogist.|
Added: Mar. 6, 2009