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 Frank H. Wheeler

Frank H. Wheeler

Birth
Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa, USA
Death 27 May 1921 (aged 57)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section 46, Lot 24
Memorial ID 3417 · View Source
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Auto Racing Pioneer. Born in Manchester, Iowa, at the turn of the 20th Century, he became the principle owner of the Wheeler-Schebler Carburetor Company. He later was a director of several firms, including the Stutz Fire Engine Company, when his passion for auto racing, led him to invest heavily in a 2-mile concrete speedway at Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1909, together in partnership with Carl Fisher, Arthur Newby and James Allison, they founded the creation of Speedway City, Indiana. This race track was notable for being the premier auto race complex known as the Indianapolis 500 Speedway in 1911.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 14 Aug 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3417
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank H. Wheeler (24 Oct 1863–27 May 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3417, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .