May 19, 1911 Petersburg Observer

Death of Comrade Wheeler
Passed Away at Fresno, Calif., on Monday, May 8. Buried here Wednesday.

William R. Wheeler, was born in Kentucky, May 6, 1840, and was a resident of Petersburg, Ill., for several years. He died of heart trouble, with only a few hours illness in Fresno, Cal., Monday, May 8, 1911, aged 71 years and 2 days. He is survived by four children, Mrs. W.C. Wiseman, Frank M. Wheeler and Alex Wheeler, all of Springfield, and W.J. Wheeler of Sand Point, Idaho. He was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting in 1861, in Co. A, 21st Ill. Inf. He was a member of Estill Post No. 7 G.A.R. department of Ill.

The funeral services were held at the M.E. church in this city, Wednesday last at 2 p.m. by Dr. W.F. Gillmore and the burial was at Rose Hill cemetery.

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