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Amelia Hull Wheeler (October 2, 1836-April 13, 1929)

Mrs. Amelia Hull Wheeler was born in New York state October 2, 1836, and died at her home in Mount Ayr, Iowa, April 13, 1929, aged 92 years, six months and 11 days.

When a child she moved with her parents to Illinois, near Naperville, and later to Benton County, Iowa.

When 20 years of age she was united in marriage to Charles Wheeler and went to housekeeping at Dysart, Benton County, Iowa, where they lived for two years. They engaged in farming, which business they were in as long as he was able to work.

In the fall of 1860 they returned to Erie County, Pennsylvania and in the spring of 1868 they moved back to DuPage County, IL., near the town of Naperville, her childhood home.

Then in the fall of 1870 they came to Taylor County, Iowa, where they lived for three years and then moved to Ringgold County to what is known as the old Billy Nichols farm northwest of Maloy, which they purchased.

They later disposed of this farm and bought what is known as the old Cy Beall farm southeast of Mount Ayr, where they lived until he died nine years ago. Six years ago she moved to Mount Ayr, where she spent the remainder of her days.

To Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler were born five children, two boys and three girls. One son and the three daughters preceded her in death, also the father and husband. She leaves to mourn their loss one son C.H. Wheeler of Mount Ayr, Iowa, fourteen grandchildren, and about fifty great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

The funeral was held from the Baptist Church Monday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Hamilton, and burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.


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