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Wilmer Russell Bechtel
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1904
Coshocton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 1995
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA

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. 
Family links: 
  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)**
*Calculated relationship
Note: Some information from Wilmer's Tharp-Sheldon Family Tree.
Davids Cemetery
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Roy Sheldon
Record added: Mar 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34515250
Wilmer Russell Bechtel
Added by: Roy Sheldon
Wilmer Russell Bechtel
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Thank you, Cousin Wilmer, for your service as an educator & your work as a genealogist.
- Roy Sheldon
 Added: Mar. 6, 2009

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