Joseph Z. Wheat, Jr

  • Birth 25 Dec 1856 Adair County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death unknown Texas, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 96086061

Spouse: Virginia

Obituary (abstract) of Joseph Z. Wheat

* Transcribed from a photocopy of an undated clipping from an unknown newspaper.


A Former Columbian Who Recently Died at San Antonio, Texas

This following article on the death of Mr. Jo Z. Wheat is taken from the Ft. Worth Record:

The Funeral of the late Jo Z. Wheat took place yesterday afternoon at
3 o'clock from the residence of Robert B. Smith, 1428 Pruit Street
[?Fort Worth], and was attended by a large number of friends. ... The
burial took place in the new cemetery. Many were the floral offerings by
friends, among which was a magnificent one by the occupants of the Wheat office building.
Mr. Wheat's death came as a shock to his many friends here [?Fort
Worth]. ... He was attacked last Friday night with acute throat trouble,
and was operated on Saturday morning with but temporary relief. Sunday morning it was found necessary to perform the operation of
tracheotomy... Monday evening it was evident that the edema was
extending to the lungs and Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., death followed as a
result. He was attended at the time of his death by his wife, two
daughters, Misses Rosa Nell and Virginia, and his aunt, Mrs. Annie M.
Mr. Wheat was a native of Kentucky, having been born in Columbia,
December 25th, 1855. He had been a resident of Fort Worth more than twenty years, and in that time had made many friends. He was a man who always proved loyal to his friends. His family is well known here and has the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

* Transcriber's note: Joseph Z. Wheat was the son Joseph Z. Wheat & Myra Smith Wheat and the grand son of Milton P. Wheat & Rebecca Miller Smith.
My guess is that he died ca. 1905, certainly after mid-1899. The
obituary of his mother (30 August 1899 'Adair County News') states she died on 29 July 1899 in Ft. Worth Texas at the home of her only son, Joseph Z. Wheat.

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