Biography of William W. Wheaton
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





William W. Wheaton, who is popular in Columbus as the efficient secretary of the Columbus Real Estate Board, is a veteran of the World War. He was born at Gallopolis, Ohio, April 28, 1894, the son of Walter G. and Alice (Hutchinson) Wheaton.

Walter G. Wheaton, retired, is a highly esteemed citizen of Columbus. He lives at 311 West 10th Street. Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Wheaton: William W., the subject of this sketch; and Laura Hull, who lives at Dayton, Ohio.

The boyhood of William W. Wheaton was spent at Gallopolis, where he attended the public schools. After his graduation from high school in 1911 he entered Ohio State University, from which he received a degree in 1915. He began his business career with the Buckeye State Building & Loan Company as a bookkeeper and later became interested in the real estate business with the firm of Martin & Cooks. At the outbreak of the World War, Mr. Wheaton enlisted for service, May 15, 1917, and was stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison until August 15th, when he was commissioned as second lieutenant and transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio. On December 31, 1917, he was promoted to first lieutenant and went to France in June, 1918, with the 329th Infantry, 83rd Division. He saw active service at the front until the close of the war and was discharged June 4, 1919. Upon his return to Columbus Mr. Wheaton became identified with the Timken Roller Bearing Company as assistant purchasing agent, and served in that capacity until 1921, at which time he accepted his present responsible position with the Columbus Real Estate Board.

On August 10, 1921, Mr. Wheaton was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Elizabeth Stuber, of Columbus, the daughter of Charles W. and Mary E. (Day) Stuber, natives of Holmes County, Ohio. Mr. Stuber lives at Columbia, South Carolina His wife died in 1926 and is buried at Millersburg, Ohio. To Mr. and Mrs. Wheaton have been born two daughters: Mary Ellen, born December 2, 1922; and Alice Wheaton, born May 10, 1928.

Mr. Wheaton holds membership in the Episcopal Church, and belongs to the Rotary Club and Columbus Athletic Club. He and his family live at 2463 Dale Avenue, Columbus.

From:
History of Franklin County, Ohio
By:Opha Moore
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930


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