Robert Welsh

b. 13 December 1839, d. 21 January 1906
  • Father: Peter Welsh b. 1814
  • Mother: Margaret Davidson d. before 1841
  • Company: K
  • Robert Welsh was born on 13 Dec 1839 at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, son of Peter Welsh and Margaret Davidson.
  • Before 1841 his mother, Margaret Davidson, died apparently.
  • On 5 Nov 1841 Robert's widowed father, Peter Welsh, remarried to Grace Braidwood at Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
  • Robert Welsh was enumerated in the household of Peter Welsh and Grace Braidwood in the 1851 census of Scotland in Apr 1851 at Calton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, as:
    Peter Welsh, 37, general dealer, b. Ayrishire, Ayr
    Grace, 36, b. Lanark, Lanarkshire
    Robert, 13, Iron Moulde (app), b. Glasgow
    Peter, 3, b. Glasgow, Lanark.
  • Robert Welsh emigrated in 1860.
  • On 30 Jun 1861 Robert Welsh, 21, married Catherine Downey, daughter of Patrick Downey and Mary Cunningham, at Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Robert gave his occupation as moulder.
  • In 1862 Robert was living at Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts.

  • On 7 Aug 1862 Robert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 7 months and 25 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Robert was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the foot.
  • On 22 Oct 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Robert Welsh was mentioned, together with 20 others, among the wounded at the Patent Office hospital in Washington, D.C.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Robert Welsh was reported as missing at Gettysburg.
  • On 15 May 1864 Robert was wounded.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Robert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, due to expiration of term of service.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 24 Nov 1866, and received certificate number 78319.
  • He and Catherine Downey were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 22 Jul 1870 at Whitinsville, Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Welch, Robert, 29, moulder, b. Scotland
    ---, Catherine, 27, b. Ireland
    ---, John A., 8, b. MA
    ---, Robert, 6, b. MA
    ---, Mary A., 3, b. MA.
  • Robert Welsh and Catherine Downey were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Welsh, Robert, 39, moulder, b. Scotland (of Scottish parents)
    ---, Catherine, 35, wife, b. Ireland (of Irish parents)
    ---, John, 18, son, moulder apprentice, b. MA
    ---, Robert, 17, son, farm labor, b. MA
    ---, Mary, 14, dau, has some illness since she was 5 years old, can't read or write, b. MA
    ---, James, 7, son, b. MA
    ---, Peter, 6, son, lung fever, b. MA
    ---, William, 4, son, b. MA
    Downey, Mary, 80, mother-in-law, widow, trouble from effects of sea sickness, can't read or write, b. Ireland.
  • Robert Welch was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Whitinsville, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K.
  • On 20 Apr 1892 Robert and Catherine's son, John Welsh married Hanora Callahan at Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 27 Jun 1893 Robert and Catherine's son, Robert Henry Welsh married Mary E. Malley at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 7 Jul 1894 Catherine Downey, his wife, died at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of appendicitis.
  • On 21 Jun 1895 Robert Welsh, 55, married Esther Duffin, 50, daughter of Alexander Duffin and Elizabeth Cooper, at Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and a first for her.
  • On 8 Jun 1898 Robert and Catherine's son, Peter T. Welsh married Agnes T. Hayes at Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Robert Welsh and Esther Duffin were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Walsh, Robert, head, b. Dec 1839, 60, married 5 years, b. Scotland (of Scottish parents), emmig 1860, iron moulder
    ---, Esther, wife, b. Aug 1844, one child living, b. Ireland, emmig 1887
    ---, James, son, b. Sep 1872, single, b. MA (fath b. Scotland, mor b. Ireland), machinist
    and a boarder.
  • Robert Welsh died on 21 Jan 1906 at Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts, of intestinal nephritis. He was 66 years, 1 month and 8 days old.
  • He was buried on 23 Jan 1906 at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 Robert Welsh was noted as deceased during the previous year at the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association. (Report, believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • Last Edited: 22 Jun 2017

Family 1: Catherine Downey b. 1844, d. 7 Jul 1894

  • John Welsh b. 30 Jun 1862, d. 14 Mar 1905
  • Robert Henry Welsh b. 1863
  • Mary Alice Welsh b. 19 May 1867, d. 2 Oct 1882
  • Patrick Richard Welsh b. 25 Sep 1870
  • Peter Welsh b. 25 Sep 1870
  • James F. Welsh b. 4 Sep 1872, d. 25 Oct 1909
  • Peter T. Welsh b. 1874, d. 1931
  • William Welsh b. 7 Feb 1876
  • Thomas Welsh b. 19 Apr 1877, d. 3 May 1877
  • Henry Thomas Welsh b. 17 Jun 1880, d. 1 Jul 1880

Family 2: Esther Duffin b. Aug 1844

Orlando Wetherbee

b. 1 May 1843, d. 23 July 1882
  • Father: Silas Wetherbee b. 20 Aug 1816, d. 19 Sep 1885
  • Mother: Sarah Gibson Osborn b. 6 Jan 1817, d. 26 Jan 1845
  • Company: B
  • Orlando Wetherbee was born on 1 May 1843 at Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Silas Wetherbee and Sarah Gibson Osborn, distant cousin to the Gibsons and Ai D. Osborn of Co. B.
  • On 26 Jan 1845 his mother, Sarah Gibson Osborn, died at Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 28.
  • On 2 Mar 1847 Orlando's widowed father, Silas Wetherbee, remarried to Emily Augusta Hartwell at Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Orlando Wetherbee was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census at Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Orlando is enumerated in the 1850 Census, age 7, living with Samuel & Harriet Osborn.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Silas Wetherbee and Emily Augusta Hartwell in the 1860 US Federal Census at Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the 1860 census enumeration, where Orlando was living with his father & stepmother.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Orlando gave his occupation as butcher.
  • In 1861 Orlando was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Orlando mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 2 months and 11 days old.
  • Starting 24 Sep 1861, Silas Wetherbee, his father, served in the 25th Massachusetts Infantry. Silas contracted measles in Baltimore & never quite made it to the war. He was very ill for the rest of his life, becoming increasingly disabled.
  • Orlando Wetherbee was declared missing in action on 4 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Orlando Wetherbee was reported as missing at Gettysburg.
  • On 6 May 1864 Orlando was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Orlando Wetherbee was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Orlando Wetherbee was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Orlando ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 14 Mar 1872 Orlando Wetherbee, 28, married Sarah Jane Littlehale, 30, daughter of Isaac Littlehale and Harriet Butterfield, at Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 10 Aug 1874 Sarah Jane Littlehale, his wife, died at age 32.
  • On 20 Nov 1877, Edith May Wetherbee, daughter, was adopted after the death of his wife and raised by a Dunstable family named Spaulding, and her name was legally changed at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Orlando Wetherbee made application for a veteran's pension, and received certificate number 160796.
  • On 1 Jul 1879 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Orlando Wetherbee attended the annual reunion of Company B, 15th Massachusetts, the Fitchburg Fisiliers. (Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Orlando WETHERBEE, 37, b. MA, is enumerated as the nephew of Samuel OSBORNE, 65, also Samuel's brother -- Timothy OSBORNE -- is enumerated. No wife is present, and Orlando is enumerated as "single" although Timothy is enumerated as "widower".
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Samuel T. Spaulding in the 1880 US Federal Census on 7 Jun 1880 at Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as their adopted daughter:
    Samuel T. Spaulding, 53, farmer, b. MA
    Caroline E., 47, wife, b. MA
    **Edith M., 7, adopted daughter, b. MA.
  • Orlando Wetherbee was included in the city directory at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as a "farmer" in 1881.
  • He was included in the city directory at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as a "brakeman" in 1882.
  • He died on 23 Jul 1882 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, accidentally killed on the railroad. He was 39 years, 2 months and 22 days old.
  • On 24 Jul 1882 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his death was reported as follows:
    Orlando Wetherbee Found Dead
    As the freight train that left this city at 6 a.m., Sunday, was passing William Baker's mill, near the Lunenburg line, the engineer discovered the body of a man lying between the tracks. The train was stopped, as was also the milk train which followed half an hour later. The body was put on board the milk train and carried to North Leominster, where the remains were viewed by Medical Examiner Miller of this city.
    The body was taken to Undertaker Cummings' office, but it was not till about 2 p.m., that the body was positively identified as Orlando Wetherbee. He was seen near the station late Saturday night under the influence of liquor, and it is probable that he either wandered down the road and was run over by a night freight train, or fell from a train.
    It was singular that none of the crowd that viewed the body, Sunday foremoon, could positively identify it, for several were well acquainted with Mr. Wetherbee. The top of his head was cut off, and both legs and arms were broken, but his face was not badly injured. He had on a new suit of clothes purchased of Farnsworth Brothers on Friday. His watch was running when the body was found, so that gave no clue as to the time of the accident. His collar and shirt were marked "O.W." and three keys usually carried by railroad men were found in his pocket, and these were identified by Thomas Warren, with whom Mr. Wetherbee formerly boarded. In the afternoon, Chief Gilchrest requested Samuel Osborn, with whom Mr. Wetherbee has lived many years, to view the body, and he immediately recognized it as that of Mr. Wetherbee.
    The deceased was formerly a brakeman on the Vt. Division and was a son of Silas Wetherbee of Ashby, and leaves a daughter who now lives in Sterling.
    During the war, he served three years in Co. B, 15th regiment, and was a brave soldier. He was taken prisoner at Gettysburg and wounded in the Wilderness.
  • On 26 Jul 1882 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Orlando Wetherbee was the subject of an inquest by Judge Mirriam at police court.
  • He was buried in Jul 1882 at Glenwood Cemetary, Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1883 Orlando Wetherbee was reported deceased at the 15th annual reunion of Company B, Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah Jane Littlehale b. 18 Dec 1841, d. 10 Aug 1874

  • Edith May Wetherbee b. 21 Jan 1873

Maxon Rexford Wetherby

b. 23 August 1833, d. 15 March 1905
  • Father: Calvin Wetherbee b. 4 Oct 1802, d. 16 Apr 1839
  • Mother: Betsy Ruggles b. 4 Jun 1790
  • Company: K
  • Maxon Rexford Wetherby was born on 23 Aug 1833 at Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Calvin Wetherbee and Betsy Ruggles.
  • Maxon Rexford Wetherby was enumerated in the household of Betsy Wetherby in the 1850 US Federal Census on 16 Sep 1850 at Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Betsey Wetherby, 59, b. MA
    Maxon R., 16, farmer, b. MA.
  • On 11 Apr 1857 Maxon Rexford Wetherby, 23, married Helen Mariette Hartson, 17, daughter of John Hartson and Sophronia Harris, at Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1863 Maxon was living at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Maxon gave his occupation as mechanic.

  • On 14 Jul 1863 Maxon mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a draftee, being credited to the quota of Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years, 10 months and 21 days old.
  • On 6 May 1864 Maxon was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and missing.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Maxon ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • He ended his service with the 20th Massachusetts on 13 Jun 1865.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 29 Oct 1866, and received certificate number 326522.
  • He and Helen Mariette Hartson were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 15 Jul 1870 at Leverett, Franklin County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wethebee, Rexford, 31, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Ella, 28
    ---, Samuel, 9
    ---, Alfred, 5
    ---, John, 3
    nextdoor:
    Hartson, John, 59, works on farm
    ---, Sophronia, 49
    ---, Wealthy, 13 (f.)
  • Maxon Rexford Wetherby and Helen Mariette Hartson were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a Laborer.
  • On 12 Jun 1894 Maxon and Helen's daughter, Abby Ellen Wetherby married William A. Osman at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Maxon Rexford Wetherby and Helen Mariette Hartson were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 21 Jun 1900 at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wetherbee, Maxon R., head, b. Aug 1832, 67, married 43 years, b. MA (as were all) farm labor
    ---, Ellen M., wife, b. Mar 1840, 60, four of five children living
    ---, Alfred L., g-son, b. June 1893
    nextdoor:
    Wetherbee, Alfred R., head, b. July 1865, divorced, laborer
    nextdoor:
    Wetherbee, John, head, b. Nov 1868, married six years, brick ??
    ---, Edith, wife, b. Feb 1861, both her children living, b. Canada, immig 1881
    ---, Urania V., daur
    ---, Gideon P., son,
    Wetherbee, Samuel C., brother, b. June 1861, 38m married 12 years, but no wife enumerated.
  • Maxon R. Wetherbee died on 15 Mar 1905 at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia.
    "Athol - Maxon R. Wetherbee, 68, died at his home on pleasant street yesterday after a brief illness with pneumonia. Mr. Wetherbee was quite a local wit and lived a lone ost of the time. He leaves three sons -- A. R., John F., and Samuel Wetherbee, all of Athol, and one daughter -- Mrs. Henry Southard. Mr. Wetherbee served during the war in Co. B of the 15gh Massachusetts regiment. He was born in Hardwick and had lived in Athol nearly 30 years." (Springfield Republican 16 Mar 1905)
    . He was 71 years, 6 months and 20 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1905 at Highland Cemetery, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where his wife would later join him.
  • On 7 Apr 1905 Helen Mariette Hartson received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Maxon's service; and received certificate number 601970.
  • Helen, his wife, outlived Maxon and died on 8 Sep 1928 at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 88.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Helen Mariette Hartson b. 1 Mar 1840, d. 8 Sep 1928

  • Adin P. Wetherby b. 15 Jun 1858, d. 28 Aug 1864
  • Samuel Calvin Wetherby b. 23 Jun 1861
  • Alfred R. Wetherby b. Jul 1865
  • John Frederick Wetherby b. 9 Nov 1868
  • Abby Ellen Wetherby b. 2 Jun 1877

John Whalan

b. between 1838 and 1839, d. 21 October 1861
  • Company: K
  • John Whalan was born between 1838 - 1839 at Ireland.
  • In 1861 John was living at an unknown place according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, killed in action.
  • NOTE: records show that someone applied for survivor's benefits on this man's service, but no further information is known.
  • Last Edited: 5 Sep 2014

Dr. Charles Augustus Wheeler

b. 6 December 1836, d. 11 February 1904

Dr. Charles A. Wheeler
  • Father: Augustus Wheeler b. 1807, d. 1844
  • Mother: Irene Damon b. 1812, d. 1904
  • Company: B
  • Charles Agustus Wheeler was born on 6 Dec 1836 at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Augustus Wheeler and Irene Damon.
  • In 1844 his father, Augustus Wheeler, died.
  • Charles was educated at Worcester Eclectic College, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he graduated in 1857.
  • In Nov 1858 at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles began his medical practice.
  • On 16 Nov 1858 Dr. Charles Augustus Wheeler, 21, married Christine Nancy Hersey, 20, daughter of Charles Hersey and Elizabeth Hall, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Dr. Charles Augustus Wheeler and Christine Nancy Hersey were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 18 Jun 1860 at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles A. Wheeler, 24, physician, $1600 real estate, $600 personal estate, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Christiana N., 22
    Florence C., 9/12
    Irene, 48, $1100 personal estate.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as physician.

  • On 5 Dec 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 11 months and 29 days old.
  • On 25 May 1862, Charles was detailed to the hospital department of the regiment, serving there until after the battle of Antietam, when he was detailed as acting hospital steward of the field hospital at Smoketown, Maryland.
  • On 29 Nov 1862, Charles was ordered to report to the surgeon-general of Massachusetts for examination before a medical board.
  • On 17 Dec 1862 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for commission as 1st Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon with the 12th Massachusetts.

  • Starting 20 Dec 1862, Charles also served in the 12th Mass. Infantry as Assistant Surgeon.
  • Charles was detailed for duty in the Third Regular battery, Eighty-third New York Volunteers, and Third Maryland.
  • In Dec 1863, at Kelly's Ford, Virginia, Charles was Surgeon to 9th NY, but not camped with them.
  • On 5 May 1864 Charles was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • He ended his service mustered out of service on 8 Jul 1864 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles established his medical practice after the war.
  • He and Christine Nancy Hersey were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 28 Jun 1870 at Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, where he is a physician.
  • Dr. Charles Augustus Wheeler and Christine Nancy Hersey were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 10 Jun 1880 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with their three sons, where he is a Physician.
  • On 21 Oct 1888 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Dr. Charles Augustus Wheeler attended the annual regimental reunion of the 15th Massachusetts. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel., Monday, 22 October 1888)
    Fifteenth Regiment Reunion
    The annual reunion of the veterans of the 15th Mass. regiment was held at Worcester, Saturday, and was greatly enjoyed by all who attended. The veterans, about 125 in number, formed by companies and were photographed on the common, near the soldiers' monument. Dinner was served at the Bay State House. Judge Devens presided, and made an eloquent speech, in which he referred to the 15th regiment as losing more men, in proportion to its members, than any other Mass. regiment.
    Col. J. M. Studley followed with some interesting memories of war times, and nearly every company was represented among the speakers.
    Sergt. Henry A. Spooner, for Co. B, told an amusing story of the strictmess of discipline in the regiment, and asked for a speech from A. A. Simonds of Dayton, Ohio.
    Mr. Simonds spoke of the hard service that the regiment went through in the Wilderness campaign. He said that on visiting the field of Waterloo he was impressed with the openness of the field, which allowed for evolution which the field of Gettysburg made impossible. He closed by expressing his pleasure at being able to attend the reunion.
    Among the other speakers were:
    Dr. C. A. Wheeler,
    Capt. T. J. Hastings,
    J. E. Greene,
    D. M. EArle and others.
    Charles May, with his fiddle, and several members of the old regimental band, furnished popular music for the occasion.
  • On 5 Nov 1889 Christine Nancy Hersey, his wife, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 51 of a cerebral embolism.
  • On 10 Sep 1893 Dr. Charles Augustus Wheeler, 56, married Frances C. Buffington, 42, daughter of Elkanah Crosby and Helen J. Dodge, at Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, and registered in Leominster, in a second marriage for both.
  • Charles had his portrait taken.
  • On 8 Aug 1895 Frances Crosby, his wife, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 44.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Dr. Charles Augustus Wheeler was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1900 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as a widower.
  • He died on 11 Feb 1904 at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of myocarditis and post operation shock. He was 67 years, 2 months and 5 days old.
  • On 13 Feb 1904 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles was mentioned as follows:
    The body of Dr. Charles A. Wheeler was brought here, Friday afternoon, and taken to his home on Mt. Pleasant. His son, Alfred A. Wheeler, accompanied the body and will arrange for the funeral Monday.
  • He was buried on 15 Feb 1904 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his wives.
  • An obituary for Dr. Charles Augustus Wheeler was published on 16 Feb 1904 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Leominster: Funeral of Dr. Charles A. Wheeler
    The funeral of Dr. Charles A. Wheeler was held at the Orthodox Congragational church, Monday afternoon, a brief service at the house preceding the church service.
    Long before the hour set for the service people began to gather at the church and before the funeral cortege arrived nearly every set in the large auditorium was filled, notwithstanding the inclement weather which in itself was the highest mark of respect that could be paid to the deceased, whose memory will linger long in the hearts of those who attended the sad service and of the hundreds who from various causes were denied the privilege of paying the last tribute of respect.
    The front of the platform and the speaker's desk were literally hidden from view by the beautiful floral tributes and upon the casket, which was covered by the Stars and Stripes, rested the offerings of his Masonic comrades.
    Miss Hattie Brown presided at the organ and the solemn strains of the "Dead March in Saul," as the body was borne into the church, was a fitting introduction to the impressive service which was to follow.
    ..... of Jerusalem Commandery, Post 53 G. A. R., the officers of the L. H. S. Cadets to whom the deceased had been a great friend and staunch supporter, and a firing squad from Co. B, 6th regiment, M. V. M., occupied the center seats in the auditorium while on the left were seated in a body the Leominster Doctors' club and representatives of the Worcester North Medical association, including Drs. Stimson and Thompson of Fitchburg.
    While the procession was entering the church, Rev. Charles Macfarland of Malden read the Scripture beginning, "I am the resurrection and the life."
    The service began with a selection by the quartet, "One sweetly solemn thought," the quartet being composed of Mrs. Louise Blackmore, Mrs. Fred Young, Stanley Brennan and Dr. Claude Beedle of Fitchburg. Scripture reading followed after which Dr. Macfarland delivered a feeling and eminently fitting eulogy at the commencement of which he said that his position was a hard and trying one and asked that his hearers pardon him should he fail as it would not be from a failure to appreciate the opportunity to speak of his friend, but from a fullness of the heart and feelings which words failed to express. He spoke of his travels with the departed and of the many heart to heart talks which they had enjoyed and he doubted if any one present had a deeper insight into the heart and intellect of Dr. Wheeler than did he. He spoke of him as a deep thinker, regarding the serious things in life and he characterized him as a true Christian man whose religion was of the heart, a man who loved justice, honesty, uprightness, truth, and who loved his flag. He spoke of his love for his G. A. R. comrades and his fraternal companions. His love for his home was sublime and his pride in his sons was of the sort that commended itself to all fathers, and he left behind him an example of a brave, strong, true, hearty man.
    A prayer, a selection by the quartet, "Crossing the Bar," and the benediction closed the church service.
    The Templar burial service was then conducted by Eminent Commander C. Willis Bennett of Jerusalem Commandery, assisted by Prelate Preston Smith and Past Eminent Commander E. D. Moody during which there were two selections by the quartet, "The Christian's Goodnight" and "Nearer, My God, to Thee," and the following Masonic record was read:
    "Born in Fitchburg, Dec. 6, 1836; died in Boston, Feb. 11, 1904; made a Master Mason in Wilder Lodge, Nov. 13, 1866; raised to the exalted degree of Royal Arch Chap.. in Athol Chapter, March 7, 1869; knighted in Jerusalem Commanders, Sept. 20, 1877; was worshipful master of Wilder Lodge, 1869 - 70 and 1872 - 4."
    At the close of the service an opportunity was given all to take a farewell look at the remains and there were few tearless eyes that passed beyond the casket.
    Upon leaving the church the procession was formed, headed by the Leominster Military band, E. D. Baker leader, F. J. Metcalf, drum major; Jerusalem Commandery, Knight Templars, of Fitchburg; Post 53, C. S. Damon commander, and the firing squad from Co. B., 6th regiment, in barges, the hearse and a long line of carriages.
    At the grave three volleys were fired as the casket was lowered, taps were sounded and all that remained of an esteemed citizen and well-beloved friend was consigned to its last resting place.
    The honorary bearers were Gen. A. B. R. Sprague of Worcester, Nahum Harwood, D. C. Nickerson, C. H. Richardson, Albert Wood and G. F. Morse. The active bearers were A. L. Whitney, Dr. C. E. Bigelow, M. H. Bosworth, A. C. Merriman, W. N. Maynard of this town and B. Marshall Pitts of Fitchburg, all of Jerusalem Commandery.
    During the funeral all the stores, the banks and the Leominster club were closed as a mark of respect.
    Among the people from out of town was Lucius Field of Clinton, commander of the department of Mass. G. A. R.
  • On 27 Jul 1904, at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles was mentioned in a report of a professional medical society meeting where he was memorialized:
    The value of water as a theraputic was the announced subject of the discussion which was to follow the lunch at the first outing of the Wocester North District medical society at Whalom, Tuesday afternoon ..... (society business omitted here)
    Dr. C. E. Bigelow of Leominster was next introduced to read a memorial to the life and character of the late Dr. Charles A. Wheeler of Leominster. On motion of Dr. D. S. Woodworth, the memorial will be spread upon the records of the society and copies sent to the family of the deceased. The memorial follows:
    Dr. Charles A. Wheeler was born in Fitchburg, Dec. 6, 1836. He graduated from the Fitchburg high school in the class of '54. He then immediately began the study of medicine, graduating in 1857, from the Worcester Eclectic Medical college. He bagan the practive of medicine in Boylston in November, 1858. He enlisted as a private in the 15th Mass. regiment in November, 1861, was commissioned assistant surgeon in the 12th Mass. regiment in December, 1862, and was mustered out with the regiment, July 8, 1864.
    In August, 1864, he moved to Leominster where he engaged in the practive of medicine until his death, with the exception of about nine months, from the fall of 1870 to the summer of 1871, when he resided in Claremont, N. H. He died in Boston, Feb. 11, 1904, as the result of an operation for the removal of the gall bladder, caused by the presence of a large gall stone.
    Dr. Wheeler was a man of decided personality, pleasant, affable and agreeable to meet, yet with strong convictions on subjects which interested him. His manner was sometimes brusque, yet beneath this exterior there existed a kindly and genial nature, sympathetic heart, and a readiness to help those needing assistance. He was particularly strong in his love for his family, which was shown by the many sacrifices he made to educate his boy.
    In the practice of his profession he was progressive, a great student, and kept in touch with the advanced ideas of the leaders of our profession. At the same time he held decided opinions of his own. As the family physician he became very much endeared to all those with whom he came in contact, and was esteemed not only for his medical skill but also as a true and lasting friend. As a member of the community in which he resided, he was highly respected. This was shown by his having served several years on the school board, and by being unanimously elected commander of Post 53, G. A. R., for two years, as well as being elected to high office of honor and trust in other organizations to which he belonged.
    As a public speaker he had a good command of language, a good fund of wit and the ability to entertain his audiences in such a manner as to create a demand for him on public occasions. He was best understood and appreciated by thos who knew him best, and whith whom he was the most associated, and by those he will be greatly missed.
    (here follows further society business.)
  • On 28 Jun 1905 Dr. Charles Augustus Wheeler was noted as deceased at the reunion of Company B.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family 1: Christine Nancy Hersey b. 8 Jul 1838, d. 5 Nov 1889

  • Florence C. Wheeler b. 24 Aug 1859, d. about 1863
  • Gertrude Estella Wheeler b. 4 Jun 1861, d. 30 Nov 1861
  • Charles Nathan Brooks Wheeler b. 23 Aug 1865
  • Dr. Alfred Augustus Wheeler MD b. 20 Aug 1870, d. 22 Jul 1938
  • John Hersey Wheeler b. 15 Aug 1873

Family 2: Frances Crosby b. 4 Oct 1850, d. 8 Aug 1895

Benjamin Cristifor Wheelock

b. 24 March 1830, d. 20 February 1909
  • Father: Rufus Wheelock b. 25 Oct 1768, d. 26 Jan 1853
  • Mother: Polly A. Conant b. 30 Nov 1788, d. 15 Apr 1873
  • Company: F
  • Benjamin Cristifor Wheelock was born on 24 Mar 1830 at South Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, son of Rufus Wheelock and Polly A. Conant, 1830 according to "History of North Brookfield, MA", by Josiah H. Temple, 1887.
  • In Nov 1843 Benjamin's sister, Caroline M. Wheelock, married William Jones Babbitt at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Dec 1856 Benjamin Cristifor Wheelock, 26, married Jane Donahue, 16, daughter of Edward Donahue and Mary Boyd, at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Benjamin Cristifor Wheelock and Jane Donahue were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 22 Jun 1860 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, a couple doors from his brother-in-law as:
    Benj. C. Wheelock, 29, boot maker, b. MA (as were all)
    Jane, 20
    Abba J., 2.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Benjamin gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1862 Benjamin was living at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Benjamin Cristifor Wheelock and William Jones Babbitt, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. F.

  • On 3 Feb 1862 Benjamin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years, 10 months and 10 days old.
  • On 4 Mar 1863 Benjamin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for disability, as a member of Company A. (The MASSCW places this man totally in Company A, but F is the Brookfield company.)

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 16 Apr 1863, and received certificate number 107840.
  • Benjamin also served in the 106th New York Infantry.
  • He and Jane Donahue were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 20 Jul 1870 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wheelock, Benj. C., 38, agent for pegging machine, b. MA
    ---, Jane, 30, b. Ireland
    ---, Abbie J., 12, b. MA (as were all the children)
    ---, Benj. E., 9
    ---, Joseph W., 6
    ---, Francis J., 3.
  • After the war he relocated to Wyoming with two of his sons. He resided at Fort Fetterman and drove the first wagon load of lumber to found Douglas, Wyoming. He and his sons raised and trained horses for the army. (per his 2nd great-granddaughter DCS.)
  • Benjamin Cristifor Wheelock was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 25 Jun 1880 at Laramie River, Laramie County, Wyoming, alone among a few others, mostly cattlemen, as:
    Wheelock, C. Benj., 42, single, cook, b. MA (as were his parents.)
  • He was not enumerated in the household of Jane Donahue in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 1 Jun 1880 at at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wheelock, Jane, 40, married, b. Ireland
    ---, Abbie J., 22, daur, works in corset factory, b. MA (as were all children)
    ---, Joseph W., 17, son
    ---, Francis J., 14, son
    ---, James E., 4, son.
  • On 25 Sep 1884 Benjamin and Jane's daughter, Abbie J. Wheelock married Alvin H. Sawyer at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1886 Benjamin was living at Fort Fetterman, Converse County, Wyoming Territory.
  • In 1886 Benjamin Cristifor Wheelock was included in the Civil War memorial publication at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Douglas, Glenrock, Converse County, Wyoming, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 23 Jun 1900 at Lower La Prele Precinct, Converse County, Wyoming, as a "widower" with son Frank and family.
  • He died on 20 Feb 1909 at Douglas, Converse County, Wyoming. He was 78 years, 10 months and 27 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1909 at Douglas Park Cemetery, Douglas, Converse County, Wyoming.
  • On 30 Mar 1909 Jane Wheelock received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Benjamin's service; his wife, received certificate number 695907.
  • Benjamin's wife, Jane Donahue, died and was buried in Feb 1922 at Walnut Grove Cemetery, North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 81 years and 10 months.
  • Last Edited: 29 Jun 2017

Family: Jane Donahue b. Apr 1840, d. 24 Feb 1922

  • Abbie J. Wheelock b. 11 Feb 1859, d. 1885
  • Benjamin Ellsworth Wheelock b. 9 Aug 1862, d. 12 Mar 1940
  • Joseph W. Wheelock b. 25 Mar 1864
  • Francis James Wheelock b. 6 Nov 1867, d. 20 Jun 1957
  • James Eugene Wheelock b. 17 Feb 1876

Charles Albert Wheelock

b. 15 July 1834, d. 24 August 1871
  • Father: Charles Wheelock b. 1 Nov 1813, d. 9 Apr 1866
  • Mother: Elizabeth D. Hastings b. 1811, d. 24 Nov 1882
  • Company: A
  • Charles Albert Wheelock was born on 15 Jul 1834 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Charles Wheelock and Elizabeth D. Hastings.
  • Charles Albert Wheelock was enumerated in the household of Charles Wheelock and Elizabeth D. Hastings in the 1860 US Federal Census in Jul 1860 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • Charles Albert Wheelock and William Everett Wheelock, and George Henry Gallup, two brothers and their first cousin, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years, 11 months and 27 days old.
  • On 19 Aug 1861 George Franklin Wheelock his brother, enlisted in the 21st Massachusetts Infantry where he was twice wounded and mustered out on 30 August 1864.
  • On 31 Jan 1862 his brother, William Everett Wheelock, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 23 of consumption.
  • On 6 Aug 1862 his cousin, George Henry Gallup, died at Chesapeake Hospital, Fort Monroe, Hampton County, Virginia, of dyptheria at age 18.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts mustered out while absent sick (according to Ford's history) having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 31 Jan 1865 Charles Albert Wheelock, 30, married Mary V. Meekin, daughter of William Meekin and Margaret [--?--], at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 11 Jan 1869 Charles and William's sister, Ellen Elizabeth Wheelock, married Richard William Gray at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles Albert Wheelock died on 24 Aug 1871 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a railroad accident. He was 37 years, 1 month and 9 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1871 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section 5, Lot 9.
  • On 25 Sep 1872 Charles's widow, Mary V. Meekin remarried to Rix A. Whitcomb at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 12 Nov 1912 Mary V. Whitcomb received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Charles's service; his widow, made application number 996204, but no certificate number is visible.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Mary V. Meekin b. 1838

Charles Henry Wheelock

b. 14 July 1840, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Calvin White Wheelock b. 1 Dec 1812, d. 14 Aug 1856
  • Mother: Mary Ann Leland b. 29 Oct 1813, d. 12 Apr 1910
  • Company: E
  • Charles Henry Wheelock was born on 14 Jul 1840 at Buffalo, Erie County, New York, son of Calvin White Wheelock and Mary Ann Leland, grandson of Adam and Betsey (Robbins) Wheelock.
  • On 14 Aug 1856 his father, Calvin White Wheelock, died at Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 43.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years and 16 days old.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, unmarried. He was 22 years, 2 months and 3 days old.
  • He was buried in 1862 at Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Maryland, in an unknown grave.
  • The personal papers or letters of Charles Henry Wheelock are available at at American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1634, consisting of his Civil War correspondence and can be found in the Manuscripts Department, catalog number ms62-3085.
  • In 1890 Charles Henry Wheelock was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Click HERE to see the full listing.
  • On 19 Feb 1896 Mary Ann Leland received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Charles's service; his mother, received certificate number 401026.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Charles H. Wheelock was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Mary, his mother, outlived Charles and died on 12 Apr 1910 at Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of a fractured femur from an accidental fall at age 96.
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2016

Frederick Emerson Wheelock

b. 10 August 1840, d. 11 June 1883
  • Father: Abraham Wheelock b. 20 Nov 1803, d. 28 Apr 1870
  • Mother: Mary Eliza Bradley b. 1810, d. 9 Jan 1880
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Frederick Emerson Wheelock was born on 10 Aug 1840 at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Abraham Wheelock and Mary Eliza Bradley.
  • On 15 Oct 1848 Henry and Frederick's sister, Mary Elizabeth Wheelock, married Simon Bolivar Sargent at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Frederick gave his occupation as Farmer.
  • In 1861 Frederick was living at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 3 Sep 1861 Frederick Emerson Wheelock mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 21 years and 24 days old.
  • Frederick Emerson Wheelock and Henry Lincoln Wheelock, half-brothers, served together in the 1st Company, Andrew Sharpshooters.
  • Frederick Emerson Wheelock made application for a veteran's pension on 23 Apr 1863, and received certificate number 99119.
  • On 23 May 1863 Frederick ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, discharged due to wounds.

  • On 18 Aug 1864 his brother, Jonas M. Wheelock, died at Andersonville Prison, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, at age 17 according to Shrewsbury town records, apparently serving in a Regular Army unt.
  • Frederick Emerson Wheelock was a tinsmith, at the time of his marriage.
  • Frederick's father, Abraham Wheelock, died and was buried in Apr 1870 at Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 66 years and 4 months.
  • Frederick Emerson Wheelock was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 26 Jul 1870 at Southborough P. O., Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, age 30, working in a tin and sheet shop, b. MA, boarding in the home of Catherine Valentine.
  • On 16 Feb 1871 Frederick Emerson Wheelock, 30, married Sarah Melvina Benchley, daughter of William Davis and Sarah A. [--?--], at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, in a first marriage for him and the second for her, and registered in Northboro, MA.
  • Sarah Melvina Davis, his wife, died apparently.
  • On 7 Jul 1875 Frederick Emerson Wheelock, 34, married Ida Appleton Bennett, 22, daughter of James Bennett and Eliza P. Hogdton, at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Frederick Emerson Wheelock and Ida Appleton Bennett were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 21 Jun 1880 at Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wheelock, Fred E., 39, hotel keeper, b. MA
    ---, Ida A., 28, wife, b. MA
    and five boarders.
  • Frederick Emerson Wheelock died on 11 Jun 1883 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of brain fever. He was 42 years, 10 months and 1 day old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1883 at Bennett Cemetery, New Market, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
  • On 13 Oct 1884 Ida Appleton Bennett applied for a pension to surviving family member, Massachusetts, based on Frederick's service; but no certificate number is given.
  • On 26 Dec 1885 Frederick's widow, Ida Appleton Bennett remarried to Frank E. Brigham at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • Last Edited: 6 Jul 2016

Family 1: Sarah Melvina Davis b. between 1846 - 1847

Family 2: Ida Appleton Bennett b. 7 Nov 1852, d. 14 May 1895

  • Fred E. Wheelock b. 28 Feb 1881, d. 28 Feb 1881

George Nelson Wheelock

b. 2 May 1838, d. 3 July 1863
  • Father: Horatio H. Wheelock b. 31 Jan 1812, d. 29 Apr 1891
  • Mother: Martha Ann Brigham b. 22 Oct 1811, d. 28 Jul 1879
  • Company: G
  • George Nelson Wheelock was born on 2 May 1838 at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Horatio H. Wheelock and Martha Ann Brigham.
  • George Nelson Wheelock was enumerated in the household of Horatio H. Wheelock and Martha Ann Brigham in the 1850 US Federal Census on 28 Aug 1850 at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Horatio Wheelock, 38, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Martha A., 38
    Frances A., 15
    **George N., 11
    Nancy M., 9
    Harriot, 8
    Olivia, 7
    Everett, 4
    Seymour, 2
    Edward, 1/12.
  • On 19 Oct 1858 George's sister, Frances Ellen Wheelock, married Lyman W. Adams at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Dec 1859 George's sister, Nancy Maria Wheelock, married Elliot A. Howe at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George Nelson Wheelock was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jul 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joseph Leland, 73, b. MA
    Charlotte Leland, 54, b. MA
    **George N. Wheelock, 24, b. MA
    Margarett Grish, 40, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 2 months and 10 days old.
  • On 5 Mar 1862 George was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 13 Apr 1863 George was promoted to 1st Sergeant.
  • He died on 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, of wounds. He was 25 years, 2 months and 1 day old.
  • He was buried in 1863 at Number 4 Cemetery, Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his parents.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Nelson Wheelock was listed as a casualty of Gettysburg.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Henry Lincoln Wheelock

b. 14 January 1833, d. 9 March 1915
  • Father: Abraham Wheelock b. 20 Nov 1803, d. 28 Apr 1870
  • Mother: Catherine Hill Pratt b. 1803, d. 10 Sep 1838
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Henry Lincoln Wheelock was born on 14 Jan 1833 at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Abraham Wheelock and Catherine Hill Pratt.
  • On 10 Sep 1838 his mother, Catherine Hill Pratt, died at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 26 Sep 1839 Henry's widowed father, Abraham Wheelock, remarried to Mary Eliza Bradley at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 15 Oct 1848 Henry and Frederick's sister, Mary Elizabeth Wheelock, married Simon Bolivar Sargent at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Henry gave his occupation as Farmer.
  • In 1862 Henry was living at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Henry Lincoln Wheelock and Frederick Emerson Wheelock, half-brothers, served together in the 1st Company, Andrew Sharpshooters.

  • On 10 Oct 1862 Henry Lincoln Wheelock mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 29 years, 8 months and 26 days old.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Henry was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • Henry was transferred to the 19th Masssachusetts Infantry.
  • On 18 Aug 1864 his brother, Jonas M. Wheelock, died at Andersonville Prison, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, at age 17 according to Shrewsbury town records, apparently serving in a Regular Army unt.
  • On 3 Sep 1864 Henry ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by mustering out.

  • Between 1867 - 1868 Henry Lincoln Wheelock married Mary Parker Goddard, daughter of John Davis Goddard and Zeruiah Johnson.
  • Henry Lincoln Wheelock and Mary Parker Goddard were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1880 at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wheelock, Henry L., 47, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Mary P., 42, wife
    ---, Otis L., 11, son
    ---, Lucien H., 9, son
    ---, Mary O., 4, daur
    ---, Lyman C., 2, son.
  • Henry Lincoln Wheelock made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 1 Apr 1881, and received certificate number 690859.
  • On 20 Jul 1881 his son, Lewis H. Wheelock, died at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 10 of "Potts Disease" (a type of tuberculosis of the spine.)
  • On 1 Nov 1889 his son, Otis S. Wheelock, died at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 20 of typhoid pneumonia.
  • Henry Lincoln Wheelock was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, however he was actually in the 1st Co. Andrew Sharpshooters.
  • At Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Lincoln Wheelock was a member of E. A. Andrews, post 135, Massachusetts G. A. R.
  • He and Mary Parker Goddard were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1900 at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wheelock, Henry, head, b. Jan 1833, married 32 years, b. MA, day laborer
    ---, Mary P., wife, b. May 1838, two of four children living, b. MA
    ---, Lyman C., son, b. Sep 1879, single, b. MA.
  • In 1903 Henry's daughter, Mary O. Wheelock married Newton W. Weagle at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 9 Aug 1903 Mary Parker Goddard, his wife, died at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 65 of anemia.
  • Henry Lincoln Wheelock was enumerated in the household of Newton W. Weagle and Mary O. Wheelock in the 1910 US Federal Census on 23 May 1910 at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Weagle, Newton W., 35, married 7 years, b. Canada (German), immig 1892
    ---, Mary O., wife, 34, no children
    ---, James, brother, 23, single
    **Wheelock, Henry L., father-in-law, 77, widower, b. MA
    ---, Lyman C., brother-in-law, 33, single, b. MA.
  • Henry Lincoln Wheelock died on 9 Mar 1915 at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 82 years, 1 month and 23 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1915 at Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with a Civil War Veterans Marker.
  • Last Edited: 6 Jul 2016

Family: Mary Parker Goddard b. 8 May 1838, d. 9 Aug 1903

  • Otis S. Wheelock b. 9 Nov 1868, d. 1 Nov 1889
  • Lewis H. Wheelock b. 23 Oct 1870, d. 20 Jul 1881
  • Mary O. Wheelock b. 21 Mar 1876, d. 1960
  • Lyman Clifford Wheelock b. 26 Sep 1877, d. 1943

Lorenzo Stillman Wheelock

b. 11 September 1834, d. 1875
  • Father: Thomas "Jefferson" Wheelock b. 7 Oct 1799, d. 12 Apr 1854
  • Mother: Louisa Abigail Rice b. 26 Sep 1815, d. 23 Jan 1899
  • Company: H
  • Lorenzo Stillman Wheelock was born on 11 Sep 1834 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Thomas "Jefferson" Wheelock and Louisa Abigail Rice, grandson, on the maternal side, of Gardiner and Lydia (Hagar) Rice, of Dummerston, Vermont.
  • Lorenzo Stillman Wheelock was enumerated in the household of Thomas "Jefferson" Wheelock and Louisa Abigail Rice in the 1850 US Federal Census on 2 Sep 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jefferson Wheeleck, 49, laborer, b. MA
    Louisa Wheeleck, 32, b. NY
    Maria R. Wheeleck, 18, b. MA
    Henry F Wheeleck, 12, b. MA
    Lorenzo T Wheeleck, 15, b. MA
    Elbridge J Wheeleck, 4, b. MA
    William E Wheeleck, 1, b. MA.
  • On 12 Apr 1854 his father, Thomas "Jefferson" Wheelock, died at Essex, Chittenden County, Vermont, a suicide by hanging, and it was registered in Grafton, MA at age 54.
  • On 17 Dec 1854 Lorenzo's widowed mother, Louisa Abigail Rice, remarried to Daniel Albert Wheelock, 39, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for her and the first for him.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Lorenzo gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 24 Jan 1862 Lorenzo mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years, 4 months and 13 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Lorenzo was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 6 Sep 1863 Lorenzo ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 16th Regiment, Veterans' Reserve Corps, Company A.

  • He ended his service with the 16th Regiment, Veterans' Reserve Corps by mustering out on 24 Jan 1865.
  • On 21 Sep 1867 Lorenzo Stillman Wheelock, 33, married Nancy Staples, 30, daughter of Samuel B. Staples and Lucena [--?--], at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Lorenzo Stillman Wheelock died in 1875 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Worcester probate records. He was 40 years old.
  • On 11 Mar 1875 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, there was a judicial "administration" of his estate, and Henry S. Wheelock was appointed administrator.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Samuel B. Staples and Lucena [--?--] in the 1880 US Federal Census on 9 Jun 1880 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Staples, Samuel B., 59, b. ME
    ---, Lucena, 60, wife, b. ME
    Wheelock, Nancy, 41, dau, works in shoe shop, b. ME
    ---, Emma E., 4, granddau, b. MA.
  • On 1 Aug 1890 Nancy Staples received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Lorenzo's service; and received certificate number 365985.
  • On 22 Jun 1909 Lorenzo and Nancy's daughter, Emma Elizabeth Wheelock married Edward J. Buzzell at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Lorenzo's daughter, Emma Elizabeth Wheelock, died and was buried on 30 Jun 1915 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 39 years, 1 month and 2 days.
  • Last Edited: 6 Jul 2016

Family: Nancy Staples b. May 1837

  • Emma Elizabeth Wheelock b. 28 May 1876, d. 27 Jun 1915

William Everett Wheelock

b. 19 December 1838, d. 31 January 1862
  • Father: Charles Wheelock b. 1 Nov 1813, d. 9 Apr 1866
  • Mother: Elizabeth D. Hastings b. 1811, d. 24 Nov 1882
  • Company: A
  • William Everett Wheelock was born on 19 Dec 1838 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Charles Wheelock and Elizabeth D. Hastings.
  • William Everett Wheelock was enumerated in the household of Charles Wheelock and Elizabeth D. Hastings in the 1860 US Federal Census in Jul 1860 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Dec 1860 William Everett Wheelock, 22, married Caroline Elizabeth Benton, 17, daughter of Henry Franklin Benton and Betsey M. Chase, at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as comb maker.
  • In 1861 William was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • William Everett Wheelock and Franklin C. Benton, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • William Everett Wheelock and Charles Albert Wheelock, and George Henry Gallup, two brothers and their first cousin, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 24 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 7 months and 5 days old.
  • On 19 Aug 1861 George Franklin Wheelock his brother, enlisted in the 21st Massachusetts Infantry where he was twice wounded and mustered out on 30 August 1864.
  • On 25 Aug 1861 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He died on 31 Jan 1862 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption. He was 23 years, 1 month and 12 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1862 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section 1, Lot 257.
  • An obituary for William Everett Wheelock was published on 12 Feb 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Leominster:-- George Wheelock of Leominster, a member of Co. A. of the fifteenth regiment, aged 23 years, died in Leominster last week of consumption. He went with his regiment and served faithfully and well until stricken down by a fatal disease, when he returned home to die. He was buried with military honors. The funeral services were held in the Unitarian church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Fay, and the Rev. Mr. Jordon, pastor of the Methodist church. (Volume 91 #7) [Note: the name "George" is a misprint. slh].
  • On 6 Aug 1862 his cousin, George Henry Gallup, died at Chesapeake Hospital, Fort Monroe, Hampton County, Virginia, of dyptheria at age 18.
  • On 11 Jan 1869 Charles and William's sister, Ellen Elizabeth Wheelock, married Richard William Gray at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Caroline Elizabeth Benton b. 2 Jul 1843

William Russell Wheelock

b. 17 August 1822, d. 6 August 1882

William R. Wheelock
  • Father: Leonard Wheelock b. 4 Sep 1785, d. 13 Jul 1858
  • Mother: Persis Brigham b. 4 Aug 1786, d. 5 Mar 1871
  • Company: C
  • William Russell Wheelock was born on 17 Aug 1822 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Leonard Wheelock and Persis Brigham, grandson of Paul and Martha (Sibley) WHEELOCK.
  • On 30 Nov 1843 William Russell Wheelock, 21, married Caroline Elizabeth Brewer, 21, daughter of James Brewer and Betsy Moore, at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (Note: date is very difficult to read.)
  • William Russell Wheelock and Caroline Elizabeth Brewer were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 7 Aug 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    W. R. WHEELOCK, 28, clerk, b. MA (as were all in family)
    C. A., 28; (f)
    N. E., 6; (f)
    A. S., 4; (f) (Note: future wife of 1Lt. Wm. Bixby, Jr.)
    W. H., 21, (m) (?? age my transcription error, or is he not the son of Wm. R. and Caroline?)
    F. H. PINKHAM, 20, (m), clerk, b. Canada (relationship if any, unknown)
    Ellen HIGGINS, 20, b. Ireland (relationship if any, unknown.)
  • On 13 Jul 1858 his father, Leonard Wheelock, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 72.
  • William Russell Wheelock was enumerated in the household of Leonard S. Wheelock and Lucy Pollard in the 1860 US Federal Census on 12 Jul 1860 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    L. S. Wheelock, 45, hotel keeper, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Lucy P., 37
    **William R., 40, farmer
    Caroline E., 38
    Novella E., 15
    Abby S., 14
    William H., 12
    Frank H., 7
    Carrie L., 7/12
    Bridget Agan, 30, house maid, b. Ireland
    F. B. Pratt, 29, merchant, b. MA
    William Young, 20, jeweller, b. NY
    Henry Peckham, 30, jeweller, b. RI
    John Briggs, 38, farmer, b. MA
    **Alec Gravelin, 18, hostler, b. MA
    James Manning, 25, farmer
    Henry H. Dancessort (?), 20, farmer.
  • On 19 Oct 1860 his teenage daughter, Novilla E. Wheelock, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 16 of tuphoise fever (?) - relapse.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as wagon master.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 38 years, 10 months and 25 days old.
  • William Russell Wheelock and William Bixby Jr., who were to become father-in-law and son-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 10 Oct 1862 William was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
  • On 5 Jul 1863 William was promoted to Captain.
  • On 8 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Russell Wheelock was mentioned in the first dispatches from the Gettysburg battle.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of service term.

  • On 24 Oct 1865 William's daughter, Abbie Sophronia Wheelock married William Bixby Jr., to another former member of the 15th Massachusetts, at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Mar 1871 his mother, Persis Brigham, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 84.
  • On 20 Apr 1880 William and Caroline's daughter, Carrie N. Wheelock married Charles C. Shaw at Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William Russell Wheelock and Caroline Elizabeth Brewer were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1880 at Christ Church, Charleston County, South Carolina, as:
    **Wheelock, W. R. 57, farmer, b. MA
    ---, Caroline E., 57, wife, b. MA
    ---, Frank H., 28, son, b. MA
    ---, Edith, 37, wife, b. MA
    **Bixby, William 38, b. MA
    ---, Abbey S., 34, wife, b. MA
    Wheelock, Hubbar R., 8/12, son, b. SC
    ---, Viola, 8/12, daur, b. CT
    ---, Maria F., 32, widow, b. MA.
  • Wm. R. Wheelock died on 6 Aug 1882 at Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of typhoid dysentery. He was 59 years, 11 months and 20 days old.
  • An obituary for William Russell Wheelock was published on 7 Aug 1882 at "The Boston Journal", Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Obituary
    Capt. Wm. R. Wheelock of Mount Plöeasant, S. C., died Sunday at 4 A.M. at the residence of his son-in-law, Charles C. Shaw, Esq. of Woburn, of inflammation of the bowels.
    Capt Wheelock was born in Grafton, Mass., Aug. 7, 1822.
    Before the war he resided in Clinton, Mass., and was proprietor of the Clinton Hotel, and served on the Board of Selectmen of that town.
    In the war of the Rebellion he was in command of the Clinton Company of the Fifteenth Massachusetts Regiment, but was soon transferred to the command of the pioneer corps which served under Gen. hancock.
    In 1867, in company of his son-in-law, he went South, took a large plantation and engaged in raising cotton, fruit and vegetables, in which business he soon made from $30,000 to $40,000.
    A few years later he sold out, came to Woburn, and with his son, Wm. H., started a clothing store. This was unsuccessful and he lost all.
    He returned to the plantation, which comprises about 1200 acres, three miles from Charleston, S. C., and took up the old business of cotton and fruit raising.
    He was again successful, and was rapidly regaining his former standing.
    Being out of health, he came North about two months ago for better treatment.
    Since 1874 Capt. Wheelock was a Democrat in politics and in 1876 he was a witness before the Congressional Committee sent to South Carolina to investigate election frauds.
    During his residence in Woburn Capt. Wheelock, by his genial good nature and sterling character, won a large circle of friends, who will sincerely regret his death.
    He leaves a widow, one son and two daughters.
    While in the pioneer corps Capt. Wheelock received a severe contusion wound from a sharpshooter's bullet.
    Funeral Tuesday morning at 9, and will be public. Remains will be taken to Grafton for burial.
  • He was buried in Aug 1882 at Old Oak Street Burial Ground, Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Caroline Elizabeth Brewer was enumerated as the widow of William Russell Wheelock, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • In Mar 1892 Caroline Elizabeth Brewer received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on William's service; his wife, received certificate number 361498.
  • In 1896, William was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • Caroline outlived William and died on 9 Jun 1913 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 91.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Caroline Elizabeth Brewer b. 12 Dec 1821, d. 9 Jun 1913

  • Novilla E. Wheelock b. 1 Sep 1844, d. 19 Oct 1860
  • Abbie Sophronia Wheelock b. 14 Mar 1846, d. 25 Jun 1915
  • William H. Wheelock b. 12 Feb 1848
  • Frank Hamlin Wheelock b. 30 Jun 1853, d. 20 Nov 1913
  • Carrie N. Wheelock b. 7 Dec 1859

John Whelan

b. 1833, d. 5 April 1898
  • Company: I
  • John Whelan was born about in 1833 at Ireland.
  • (Note: his surname is spelled differently is almost every record. I have chosen to use the spelling on his headstone.)
  • John Whelan married Margaret A. Degnon.
  • John Whelan and Margaret A. Degnon emigrated in 1860 from Ireland to Connecticut. This is the date Margaret gives in the 1900 census, but it is unclear if they were married before arrival. Given the 1860 census information, they may actually have arrived in 1859.
  • John Whelan and Margaret A. Degnon were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 21 Jul 1860 at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut, possibly as:
    John Wallin, 24, operative, b. Ireland
    Margaret, 22, b. Ireland
    Ann M., 1, b. CT.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as teamster.
  • In 1861 John was living at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut.

  • On 25 May 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut. He was 28 years old.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Whelan was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 John Whelan was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • On 5 Aug 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by mustering out.

  • He and Margaret A. Degnon were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, as:
    Walen, John, 25, R. R. employ, b. Ireland
    ---, Marget, 28, b. Ireland
    ---, Maryr, 5, b. RI
    ---, Margrtt, 2, b. RI.
  • John Whelan made application for a veteran's pension on 27 Mar 1876, and received certificate number 172414 and is noted as being in Co. I.
  • At Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, John M. Whalon was a member of the Forsyth Post G. A. R.
  • He and Margaret A. Degnon were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1880 at Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, as:
    Whalen, John, 48, laborer, b. Ireland (as were his parents)
    ---, Margret, 37, wife, b. Ireland (as were her parents)
    ---, Mary A., 15, dau, b. RI
    ---, Margret, 12, dau, b. RI
    ---, Celia, 3, dau, b. OH
    ---, Charles, 1, son, b. OH.
  • John Whalan was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in 1890 at Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, stating that he was shot in the left leg at Fredericksburg.
  • On 6 Sep 1893 John and Margaret's daughter, Margaret Anastasia Whalon married Michael Stundon at Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio.
  • John Whelan died on 5 Apr 1898 at Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. He was 65 years old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1898 at Calvary Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, Plot: Section 23.
  • On 22 Jul 1898 Margaret A. Degnon received a pension to surviving family member in Ohio based on John's service; and received certificate number 488196.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Margaret A. Whalon in the 1900 US Federal Census on 4 Jun 1900 at Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, as:
    Whalon, Margaret, b. Oct 1841, widow, four of ten children living, b. Ireland, immig 1860
    ---, Charles, son, b. Nov 1878, single, b. OH
    ---, Cecelia, daur, b. Oct 1876, single, b. OH
    ---, Mary Ann, daur, b. May 1865, 35, single, b. OH.
  • John's wife, Margaret A. Degnon, died and was buried in Dec 1904 at Calvary Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, at age 63 years and 1 month.
  • On 1 Feb 1915 Margaret Anastasia Stundon, John's widowed daughter, made application at Ohio for a pension as guardian to John's surviving dependants, but no certificate was issued.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Margaret A. Degnon b. 25 Oct 1841, d. 5 Dec 1904

  • Ann M. Whalon
  • Mary Ann Whalon b. 17 May 1865
  • Margaret Anastasia Whalon b. 4 Jun 1868, d. 24 Sep 1922
  • Eliza M. Whelan b. 3 Aug 1870, d. 1 Oct 1870
  • John M. Whalen b. 30 Jun 1872
  • Cecelia Whalen b. 5 Oct 1876, d. 16 Jul 1905
  • Charles Thomas Whalen b. 27 Nov 1878