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Margaret Isabelle Mordecai Wheeler
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Birth: May 17, 1856
Lamar County
Alabama, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1954
Lowndes County
Mississippi, USA

Margaret was the daughter of John and Jane "York" Mordecai. She married William Thomas Wheeler, son of Alexander L. and Mary C. "Randolph" Wheeler, on Jan 5, 1875 in Lamar Co., AL by a Minister of Gospel. She is buried beside her husband and one of their sons, Genral Joseph Wheeler.
In 1946, Margaret Isabelle had her 90th birthday dinner. The menu was no surprise to her because she helped prepare the picnic lunch and with the families of her sons, a number of her grandchildren and great grandchildren and other relatives made a memorial trip to the old log house, which was her birthplace, and which housed four generations of Mordecais. She remembered many incidents of the War Between the States. Her father, John Mordecai, beyond the age of active Army service, remained at home to make shoes and raise livestock and food products, but he gave two sons to the Confederate Army, neither of whom returned.
Mrs. Wheeler went to church every Sunday. At 90 years of age, she cooked, did most of her housework, made her clothes, helped others piece quilts and still had time to read her Bible each day. She said keeping busy was one of the secrets of a long life. The picnic was attended by the honoree and the families of Roy Wheeler, A.C. Taggart, Owen Robertson, D.B. Wheeler, Johnny Fowler, George Mordecai, Selma Mordecai, and Mr. G.S. Brown. Next year they planned to have the picnic at the log house, which was the (at that time) home of George Mordecai. It was in a perfect state of preservation after 140 years. The smokehouse still stood, as did John Mordecai's shoe shop. Of the birthday dinner, Margaret Isabella liked best the huge birthday cake topped by 90 candles presented her by her son, W.R. Wheeler.
Family links: 
  John Mordecai (1813 - 1897)
  Jane York Mordecai (1819 - 1892)
  William T. Wheeler (1849 - 1917)
  Dallas Burton Wheeler (1886 - 1976)*
  George Washington Mordecai (1837 - 1865)*
  Richard Mordecai (1838 - 1864)*
  Emily Jane Mordecai Cook (1840 - 1914)*
  Serena Ann Mordecai Sanders (1846 - 1923)*
  Marion Mordecai (1848 - 1933)*
  Andrew Jackson Mordecai (1853 - 1929)*
  Margaret Isabelle Mordecai Wheeler (1856 - 1954)
  Sarah Jane Mordecai Yarbrough (1858 - 1925)*
*Calculated relationship
Lone Oak Cemetery
Lowndes County
Mississippi, USA
Plot: Row 5, Grave 14
Maintained by: Ruby Mordecai
Originally Created by: REB
Record added: May 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19333249
Margaret Isabelle <i>Mordecai</i> Wheeler
Added by: Becky Coe (for Ralph F. Coe)
Margaret Isabelle <i>Mordecai</i> Wheeler
Added by: Becky Coe (for Ralph F. Coe)
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 Added: Nov. 1, 2007

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