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 William Guy Wheeler

William Guy Wheeler

Birth
Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 3 Jul 1936 (aged 74)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot 017-06-6
Memorial ID 100642615 · View Source
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Hon. William G. Wheeler, a distinguished member of the Bar of Janesville, is a son of Hon. Guy and Ann L. (Snell) Wheeler, both of whom were born in New York. Mrs. Wheeler's family settled in Wisconsin three years before her husband, the respective dates of their location being 1839 and 1842.
In 1844 Guy Wheeler settled on a farm of 240 acres, two and a half miles southeast of Janesville, and on this tract he still resides, honored by the community and beloved by his friends. His family consisted of two sons and two daughters, of whom three are yet living: Marion W. is the wife of A. C. Dow, of Chicago, Ill.; Ralph H. is a successful physician in the same city; and the third is Hon. William G. Wheeler, whose name appears as the subject of this sketch. Cordelia, the second child, died in her fourteenth year. Hon. Guy Wheeler is one of Rock County's most influential citizens, broad-minded, keen-sighted, and public-spirited. He was one of the founders of the county agricultural society, and for many years its secretary. The meeting to organize the township of La Prairie was held at his house, and he was chosen the first town clerk. The township was so named at the instance of his brother Samuel, who is now one of the leading citizens of Rochester, Minn. Guy Wheeler was a member of the Wisconsin Legislature in 1864.
Hon. Guy Wheeler married a daughter of Asa F. Snell, who was the father of ten children. Mr. Snell and his wife were New Yorkers, and settled at Fort Atkinson, Wis., in 1839. He was a prosperous farmer, and was elevated, by the suffrages of his fellow citizens, to various offices of trust, the duties of which he discharged with rare acumen and fidelity. He died at the age of about sixty years.


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  • Created by: Bob
  • Added: 13 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100642615
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Guy Wheeler (11 Nov 1861–3 Jul 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100642615, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Bob (contributor 47155955) .