Biography of Gilbert H. Wheeler
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Wheeler, Gilbert H., son of Milton E. and Margaret (Evans) Wheeler, was born on his father's farm in Theresa township, thirty-five years ago. He was educated in the public schools and Theresa Academy, which he attended in the winters, working on the farm summers. He continued there until he reached his majority, having in the meantime acquired a sufficient knowledge of carpenter and joiner work from his father (who was a carpenter as well as farmer) to enable him to start out at the business in the vicinity of his home. His success at this calling led him to pursue it for ten years with a marked degree of success, when a chance offering be purchased the Omar Mills, then owned by Adison Jewett, which he has conducted with a marked degree of success ever since. In politics Mr. Wheeler is a Republican, having inherited from his father not only his present political opinions, but other strong characteristics which point to him as one of Omar's enterprising and highly esteemed citizens.

 

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