Biography of George A. Wheeler
Columbiana County, OH

George A. Wheeler is one of the enterprising and successful young business men of East Liverpool, where he is secretary of the Household China Company. He was born at LeBouef, Pa., June 10, 1898, and is a son of Orton H. and Mabel (Brown) Wheeler.

Orton H. Wheeler, who lives retired at Erie, Pa., is a son of Charles M. and Sarah Jane (Clark) Wheeler, natives of Pennsylvania. Charles M. Wheeler died in 1903 and is buried at Waterford, Pa. His wife resides in Erie. Orton H. Wheeler engaged in farming in early life, spent several years on a ranch in the west, and later located at Bradford, Pa., where he had extensive oil interests. In 1907 he organized the Erie City Manufacturing Company, makers of wooden specialties, many of the company's products being exported to Europe. Mr. Wheeler is a Republican, a 32nd degree Mason, a life member of the Elks Lodge No. 67 Erie, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Eagles Lodge. Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler have three children: Charles M., a graduate of Pennsylvania State College, is connected with the Pennsylvania Railroad in charge of the Fort Wayne Division, lives in Pittsburgh; Doris L., office manager of the Erie Forge & Steel Company; and George A., the subject of this sketch.

George A. Wheeler spent his boyhood in Erie and was graduated from Central High School in 1917. His first business connection was with the Erie Forge & Steel Company, and later with the American Brake Shoe Company. He later returned to the former company as assistant paymaster. In 1918 he entered Mt. Union College and while there served as a member of the Student Army Training Corps. He later attended Davis Business College, Erie, and for a time was connected with the Veteran's Bureau at Erie as field agent. He was later employed by the G. C. Murphy Stores Company at Monessen, Pa. Since 1922 he has served as secretary of the Harrison, Hodgson & Wheeler Company and later of the Household China Company.

On March 31, 1920, Mr. Wheeler was married to Miss Jeanette Rose, who was born at Lindon Tree, Ohio, the daughter of Benjamin and Jeanette (Devine) Rose. Mr. Rose resides at Canton, Ohio. His wife is deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler has been born a son, Ralph Orton, born at Erie, Pa., Jan. 26, 1922.

Mr. Wheeler is a Republican, a 32nd degree Mason, and belongs to the Chamber of Commerce. He has an extensive acquaintance throughout Columbiana County.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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