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 Erretta <I>Wheeler</I> Squire

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Erretta Wheeler Squire

Birth
Boonville, Oneida County, New York, USA
Death 18 Feb 1892 (aged 91)
Clyde, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA
Burial Clyde, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 1 - Lot 117 - Site 1
Memorial ID 86766135 View Source
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Erretta (Wheeler) Squire was the daughter of Ebenezer and Mary Polly (Wheeler) Wheeler. She was the wife of Rev. Orra Squire. They were married Boonville, New York August 6, 1837. Their children were: Watson Carvosso, Mary Amelia, Frances Eliza and Ellen Augusta. Rev. Squire was a minister in the Oneida Conference/Black River Conference and Northern New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He died April 15, 1900.

US CENSUS
June 1, 1850
Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY
SQUIRE
Orra age 43, b1807 NY, clergyman
Mary age 48 b1802 NY
son Watson age 13, b1837 NY
dau Mary age 11, b1839 NY
dau Frances age 8, b1842 NY
dau Ellen age 7, b1843 NY

Obituary
Unidentified Newsclipping - 1892
SQUIRE.--Erretta Wheeler, wife of the Rev. O. Squire, a superannuate member of Northern New York Conference, died at her home, in Clyde, Ohio, Thursday morning, February 18, 1892, aged 91 years, 4 months, and 28 days. She was a daughter of Ebenezer and Mary Wheeler, and was born at Boonville, Oneida Co., New York, in 1800. She was converted under the ministry of the Methodist itinerants, Rev. Squire Chase and his colleague Rev. Truman Dixon, in her twenty-fourth year. She became a member of the first class organized in Boonville, and has remained a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1837 she married the Rev. O. Squire, a traveling preacher in Black River Conference. With him she shared the labors and privations of the itinerancy for twenty-three years. Her husband superannuated, and they removed to Clyde, Ohio, in 1860. Their three children, Hon Watson C. Squire, United States senator from Washington, Mrs. Frances Joslin, of Clyde, and Mrs. Parks, of Martinsville, Ind., were present at the funeral. Mrs. Squire was a woman of unusual mental vigor, thoughtful, judicious, firm. Her mind remained clear. Her closing moments were peaceful. Her last words were: "Thou, O Christ, art all I want," that hymn having just been sung to her by her son-in-law, Mr. Joslin. Then when utterance failed, he sang "How Firm a Foundation." and she waved her hand to indicate that she indeed felt the foundation beneath her feet. Her husband remains, in great feebleness, "only waiting till the shadows are a little grown."
Written by Rev. L. K. Warner

Memoir
Methodist Episcopal Church
Northern New York Conference Journal
1892, Page 64


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"Erretta Wheeler Squire
born Sep 20, 1800
died Feb 18, 1892"


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