Biography of Charles B. Wheeler


Wheeler, Charles B., Buffalo, son of Cyrenus Wheeler and Jane Barker (sister of Judge George Barker of Fredonia), his wife, was born on a farm in the town of Venice, Cayuga county, N. Y., December 27, 1851, and when thirteen moved with his parents to Auburn, where his mother died January 5, 1894. Cyrenus Wheeler is the inventor of the old Cayuga Chief mower and reaper, and on his removal to Auburn became connected with the firm of D. M. Osborne & Co., manufacturers of agricultural implements. He has taken out upwards of 180 patents, and has served four terms as mayor of Auburn, where he still resides. Charles B. Wheeler was graduated from the Auburn High School in 1869 and from Williams College in 1873, and then came to Buffalo, where he read law with Sprague & Gorham and their successors, Gorham & Bacon. Soon after his admission to the bar in January, 1876, he began active practice in Buffalo, and in 1880 became a member of the old and well known law firm of Bowen, Rogers & Locke. This copartnership was dissolved in 1884 and since then he has successfully practiced his profession alone. Mr. Wheeler has been a civil service commissioner of the city of Buffalo since 1889, being appointed by Mayor Becker, and since 1891 has served as chairman of the board. In politics he is a Republican. June 28, 1883, he married Frances Munro Rochester of Buffalo, daughter of the late Dr. Thomas F. Rochester and Margaret De Lancey, his wife, who was a daughter of Bishop William H. De Lancey. They have two children: Thomas Rochester and Jane Barker.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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