John Wheeler from Maryland to Oldham County, Kentucky
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John WHEELER was born about 1776 in Dorchester Co., Maryland. He died in Jul 1831 in Oldham Co., Kentucky.
John WHEELER was married to Elleanor "Nelly" MORGAN on 8 Jul 1800 in Westport, Oldham Co., Kentucky. Elleanor "Nelly" MORGAN was born about 1786 in Maryland. She died in May 1869 in Trimble Co., Kentucky. John WHEELER and Elleanor "Nelly" MORGAN had the following children:
Malinda WHEELER was married to Samuel BELL in Dec 1819 in Henry Co., Kentucky. Samuel BELL was born about 1786. He died on 26 Jul 1854 in Trimble Co., Kentucky. Malinda WHEELER and Samuel BELL had the following children:
B. Mary Ellen BELL.
C. Joshua W. BELL was born on 25 Jan 1831. He died on 20 Nov 1914 in Trimble Co., Kentucky. He was buried in Morgan Cemetery, Patton's Creek, Kentucky.
Joshua W. BELL was married to Catherine MORGAN.
D. Samuel BELL was born about 1833.
II. Layton WHEELER was born about 1803. He died in May 1829.
Layton WHEELER was married to Elizabeth CRIM on 29 Aug 1825 in Oldham Co., Kentucky. Layton WHEELER and Elizabeth CRIM had the following children:
Malinda Ann WHEELER was married to Thomas MARTIN on 30 Mar 1850 in Oldham Co., Kentucky.
B. Josiah WHEELER.
Josiah WHEELER was married to Harriet Elizabeth GREEN in Oldham Co., Kentucky.
III. John WHEELER Jr. was born about 1805.
John WHEELER Jr. was married to Mary WHITAKER on 28 Mar 1827 in Oldham Co., Kentucky. John WHEELER Jr. and Mary WHITAKER had the following children:
B. Surrilda WHEELER was born about 1830.
C. Adaline WHEELER was born about 1832.
D. Mary E. WHEELER was born about 1834. She died in Jun 1855.
E. John WHEELER was born about 1836.
F. Landrum WHEELER was born about 1838.
G. Mary C. WHEELER was born about 1840.
H. Mathias B. WHEELER was born about 1846.
IV. Joshua WHEELER was born on 25 Dec 1807 in Kentucky or Virginia. He died on 25 Jul 1871.
Joshua WHEELER was married to Elizabeth BLACK on 30 Oct 1834 in Oldham Co., Kentucky. Elizabeth BLACK was born in Nov 1813. She died on 11 Jan 1839. Joshua WHEELER and Elizabeth BLACK had the following children:
B. Burrell Black WHEELER was born in 1836. He died in 1888 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.1 Drowned in the Ohio River. The story goes that Burrell took a load of logs on the boat to Louisville and was going to purchase a pulpit for the newly erected Methodist Church on Pattons Creek in Trimble, County. The pulpit came back to the landing and it is supposed that Burrell had somehow fallen into the water while boarding the boat in Louisville on his return trip home.
Burrell Black WHEELER was married to Ann Mariah Jane BABCOCK on 29 Dec 1859 in Trimble Co., Kentucky. Ann Mariah Jane BABCOCK1 died in Florida. A few years after the death of her husband, Ann Mariah took her small children on a wagon loaded with her belongings and headed for Florida where she married a Bryant.
C. Samuel Franklin WHEELER was born on 11 Jun 1838 in Trimble Co., Kentucky. He died on 11 Aug 1919 in Trimble Co., Kentucky.2 He was buried on 13 Aug 1919 in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Bedford, Trimble Co., Kentucky.
Samuel Franklin WHEELER was married to Elizabeth MAXFIELD on 8 Oct 1868 in Oldham Co., Kentucky.
Joshua WHEELER was married to Mary J. "Polly" BELL on 6 Aug 1841 in Trimble Co., Kentucky. Mary J. "Polly" BELL was born on 1 Jun 1816. She died in Mar 1896. Joshua WHEELER and Mary J. "Polly" BELL had the following children:
Mildred D. WHEELER was married to John T. DAILY on 12 Sep 1867 in Bedford, Trimble Co., Kentucky.3 John T. DAILY was born on 13 Mar 1840 in Oldham Co., Kentucky. He died on 25 Jan 1904.
B. Frances Mary Lavinia WHEELER was born on 23 May 1844. She died on 11 Sep 1858.
C. Robert Kenton WHEELER was born in 1846.
Robert Kenton WHEELER was married to Ann Maria KLINELINE.
Robert Kenton WHEELER was married to Mary C. Burrows WHITAKER.
D. John W. WHEELER was born on 13 Mar 1848 in Kentucky. He died on 13 May 1916 in Oldham Co., Kentucky.4 Cause of death listed as Chronic Pareulsymatous Nephristis. Informant was W. A. Wheeler. He was buried on 15 May 1916 in Valley of Rest Cemetery, LaGrange, Oldham Co., Kentucky. Double marker with Mary L. wife of W. A. Wheeler on the backside. This is an unusual marker in that it is cast from metal.
John W. WHEELER was married to Effanita WRIGHT on 10 Mar 1871 in Trimble Co., Kentucky.5 First marriage for both Effanita and John. John's father was listed as being born in Oldham County and his mother in Trimble County. Effanita's father was born in Virginia and her mother in Henry County. They were married at her father's home, Robert Wright. Effanita WRIGHT was born on 3 Jan 1848. She appeared in the Census in 1880 in Trimble Co., Kentucky. In this census, Effanitia was 30 years old as was her husband, John. They had two sons, Willie (8) and Hiram (11 months). She died on 29 Dec 1920. She was buried in Valley of Rest Cemetery, LaGrange, Oldham Co., Kentucky. Name is spelled "Effienetia" on the marker. John W. WHEELER and Effanita WRIGHT had the following children:
William A. "Willie" WHEELER was married to Mary L. (WHEELER). Mary L. (WHEELER) was born in 1871. She died in 1928. She was buried in Valley of Rest Cemetery, LaGrange, Oldham Co., Kentucky. Information written on backside of in-laws marker.
2. Hiram WHEELER was born about 1879 in Trimble Co., Kentucky.
E. Lucy WHEELER was born in 1850.
Lucy WHEELER was married to Theophilus WRIGHT on 15 Mar 1871 in Trimble Co., Kentucky.7 This was the third marriage for Theophilus and the first for Lucy. They were married at Robert Wright's house, Theo's father. James Wright testified that she was 21. Theophilus WRIGHT was born on 3 May 1843 in Kentucky. He died on 2 May 1911 in Corn Creek, Trimble Co., Kentucky.8,9 Cause of death was listed as gun shot wound. This incident occurred at his home. Informant was listed as W. H. Vest of Corn Creek, Kentucky. He was buried on 3 May 1911 in I.O.O.F. Cemetery. He was a Farmer. He was laid out in Tinnell Brothers Funeral Home, Bedford, Trimble Co., Kentucky.
F. Lucian A. WHEELER was born on 26 Mar 1852 in Kentucky. He died on 9 Jan 1931 in Oldham Co., Kentucky.10 Cause of death listed as paralysis. Informant was Mrs. J. L. Varble of Westport, Kentucky. He was buried on 10 Jan 1931 in Collins Graveyard.
Lucian A. WHEELER was married to Elizabeth BERRY. Elizabeth BERRY died before 1931 in Oldham Co., Kentucky.11
G. Luther Emery WHEELER was born on 25 Apr 1854 in Trimble Co., Kentucky. He died on 20 Apr 1936 in Trimble Co., Kentucky.12 Cause of death, bronchial pneumonia. Informant was Isabell Wheeler. Luther lived in Pendleton, Kentucky at the time of his death. He was buried on 22 Apr 1936 in Family Cemetery.
Luther Emery WHEELER was married to Alice VARBLE on 7 Oct 1875 in Oldham Co., Kentucky.
Luther Emery WHEELER was married to Isabel MCDOWELL.
H. Phoebia J. WHEELER was born in 1856.
Phoebia J. WHEELER was married to J. H. PADGETT on 14 Sep 1875 in Trimble Co., Kentucky.
I. Laura Ann WHEELER was born on 28 Apr 1858 in Trimble Co., Kentucky. She died on 18 Jan 1950 in Hanover, Jefferson Co., Indiana. She was buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Bedford, Trimble Co., Kentucky.
Laura Ann WHEELER was married to John Lewis VARBLE on 22 Oct 1874 in Trimble Co., Kentucky.13 Luther Wheeler and Theophilus Wright were witnesses to the signed consent of J. Wheeler for permisiion for his daughter to marry. Laura Ann WHEELER and John Lewis VARBLE had the following children:
2. Gilbert VARBLE.
3. Byrd VARBLE.
V. Washington WHEELER was born about 1812.
Washington WHEELER was married to Lavinia ASHBY on 17 Sep 1851 in Oldham Co., Kentucky.
VI. Francis Lamb "F.L." WHEELER14 was born on 1 Dec 1815 in Kentucky. He signed a will on 14 Dec 1870 in Oldham Co., Kentucky.15 In the filed document, the following is written: "I will and bequeath to my wife Martha R. Wheeler all of my real and personal estate after my first debts is paid her lifetime or so long as she keeps my name. After her death I want an equal division of what remains among my children. I want also my son W. Francis Wheeler to have out of my estate a horse worth one hundred dollars also my daughter Emarine to have a horse worth one hundred dollars and daughter Priscilla Wheeler to have a horse worth one hundred dollars. I make this my last will and testament." He died on 15 Dec 1870 in Oldham, Oldham Co., Kentucky. He was buried in Patton's Creek Road, Oldham, Oldham County, Kentucky.16,17 In the book, Westport Kentucky, this cemetery was listed as "Covington Church Road". Sanders writes "The cemetery is located beside an abandoned house. The two story house was once an inn and tavern opeerated by Pasty Wheeler around 1842." When we went to visit the area in the fall of 2000 the building was no longer there. There is a Francis Wheeler in the 1840 Oldham County census. In the 1850 Oldham County census, F.L. was listed as 32 and a farmer born in Kentucky. His property was valued at $500. Martha was age 24. Children in the home were Mary E. (5), William F. (4), and Owen H. (4).
Francis Lamb "F.L." WHEELER was married to Martha Raten "Patsey" PENNINGTON on 14 Jul 1845 in Trimble Co., Kentucky. Martha Raten "Patsey" PENNINGTON18 was born on 29 Nov 1826 in Garrard Co., Kentucky. She died on 10 Aug 1905 in Oldham, Oldham Co., Kentucky. She was buried in Patton's Creek Road, Oldham, Oldham County, Kentucky. The Wheeler family owned a sawmill along Patton's Creek, however it is not known at this time if this was the same family. Patsey Wheeler did operate a tavern and hotel in 1842 at the bottom of Covington Church Road. This house also served as a post office and small grocery. Francis Lamb "F.L." WHEELER and Martha Raten "Patsey" PENNINGTON had the following children:
Mary Ellen WHEELER was married to Thomas JEFF/JEFFRIES in Jun 1862.
B. William Francis WHEELER was born on 20 May 1848 in Oldham Co., Kentucky. He died on 2 Dec 1910 in Trimble Co., Kentucky. He was buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Bedford, Trimble Co., Kentucky.
William Francis WHEELER was married to Lucy Alice BELL on 17 Feb 1876 in Trimble Co., Kentucky.
C. Owen H. WHEELER was born about 1850 in Oldham Co., Kentucky.
D. Silas W. WHEELER was born on 6 Feb 1849 in Oldham Co., Kentucky. He died on 7 May 1927 in Oldham Co., Kentucky.19 Cause of death listed as Laryngitis, contibutory cause was tubercular. Chester Horine was informant. He was buried on 9 May 1927 in Wheeler Burying Ground, Oldham Co., Kentucky.
Silas W. WHEELER was married to Melevie "Millie" B. ABBOTT in Mar 1888 in Jefferson Co., Indiana.
E. Lydia E. WHEELER was born about 1853.
F. Zerelda Emarine WHEELER was born about 1853. She died on 16 Nov 1899.
Zerelda Emarine WHEELER was married to John ABBOTT on 13 Sep 1875 in Oldham Co., Kentucky.
G. John L. WHEELER was born about 1857.
H. Hettie WHEELER was born on 2 Oct 1860 in Oldham, Oldham Co., Kentucky. She died on 28 Oct 1870 in Oldham, Oldham Co., Kentucky. She was buried in Patton's Creek Road, Oldham, Oldham County, Kentucky.
I. Amanda A. WHEELER was born on 2 Dec 1861 in Oldham, Oldham Co., Kentucky. She died on 8 Jan 1862 in Oldham, Oldham Co., Kentucky. She was buried in Patton's Creek Road, Oldham, Oldham County, Kentucky.
J. Precilla (or Purcella, Priscilla) W. WHEELER was born on 5 Jan 1864 in Oldham Co., Kentucky. She died on 27 Dec 1883 in Oldham Co., Kentucky. Precilla died just nine months after giving birth to Lillian. She was buried in Patton's Creek Road, Oldham, Oldham County, Kentucky.17 Cemetary is listed as the Abbot-Jeffries-Singer-Varble-Waller-Wheeler Cemetary in the Oldham County Kentucky Records book. There are a total of 14 inscribed stones dating from 1863 to 1919. On a recent visit to Oldham County, we were able to locate this family graveyard. A picture of her gravestone is on file. Also in the same graveyard were F.L. Wheeler and his wife Martha R. along with daughters Hettie, Mettie and Amanda. At this time it is unknown if this was Purcella's family. Precilla's parents were listed as unknown in the marriage records. W.F. Wheeler signed off as her guardian. The actual spelling of her name is unknown at this time. On her marriage license it is spelled Precilla but on her gravestone, the spelling is Purcella.
Her guardian was listed as W.F. Wheeler on another document. That document was certified by Martin DeMoss, County Judge, Oldham County, for final settlement between W.F. Wheeler and his ward, Priscilla Wheeler, the balance due from the estate of F.L. Wheeler (document on file) $123.68 dated March 10, 1885.
Precilla (or Purcella, Priscilla) W. WHEELER was married to Verni E. VARBLE on 6 Jun 1881 in Mt. Hebron M.E. Church, Oldham Co., Kentucky. Frances Wheeler signed as surety for the marriage bond. This may have been Precilla's father but is unknown at this time. W.F. Wheeler also signed the bond. This may have been her brother, William Francis. Verni E. VARBLE20 was born on 24 Jun 1858 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. He was a Clerk in 1881 in Oldham Co., Kentucky. He died on 18 Aug 1899 in Oldham Co., Kentucky. Mary Alice Snyder passed along this story of how Verni died. After Edgar and Lillian's wedding, he went out on the second floor balcony of his home to wave good bye. The balcony collapsed causing Verni to fall to the ground. He died two days later. He was buried in West of Covington Church, Oldham County, Kentucky.16,17 On a recent trip, we were not able to locate this family plot but were told by some neighbors that the land had belonged to the Varble family. Verni's parents, Richard and Martha, as well as his brother Richard (Dickie) are also buried there.
According to the book, Westport Kentucky, Vernie has two tombstones in this cemetery. 1879, Mar. The towboat Jim Hobson leaves for the Tennessee River under Dick Varble. It is chartered for 8 months to tow for the U. S. Captain Dick and his son Vern will go along to pilot the boat. [CJ, 18 Mar. 1879] U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was building Muscle Shoals Canal on Tenn. River, and the officer in charge contracted with Dick to work with his towboat at the canal construction project. The canal was completed in 1890 by Capt. George W. Goethals, who later build Panama Canal.
1879, July. Capt. Dick Varble and his son Bernie are home on furlough from Muscle Shoals where they have been using their towboat Jim Hobson towing for the U. S. They will return when the Tennessee River rises again to work there. [CJ, 22 July 1879]
1880, May. Bernie Varble of the James Hobson is having a furlough. [CJ, 7 May 1880]
Verni managed the Louisville Boat Club for many years in the late 19th century. At that time, the club was aboard a large boat with boat repair facilities, bar and lounge and was anchoredon Louisville waterfront next to the USCG Life Saving Station during the summers and moved up to Towhead Island for shelter from ice during the winter. Precilla (or Purcella, Priscilla) W. WHEELER and Verni E. VARBLE had the following children:
Lillian Orlena VARBLE was married to Lieutenant Edgar Wallace WRIGHT on 16 Aug 1899 in Wesley or Union Chapel, Trimble Co., Kentucky.23,24 A W.A. Wright stated he was the guardian of Edgar in a handwritten note to the court clerk of Oldham County giving his permission for marriage. It is believed that this person may have been William Alexander Wright, his uncle. A R.M. Priest (believed to be Hannah's Uncle Richard) signed the marriage certificate for the church. Witnesses were listed as John Wheeler, Morris Kelly and Clarence Fisher. He had listed his occupation as farmer.
In the 1900 Trimble County Census, he was listed as head of household, age 21. His occupation was as a farmer. Lillian was listed as age 18. They had no children at the time. Also living in the home were Hannah, Edgar's mother, a widow, age 45; Lydia Priest, Edgar's great-grandmother, age 70 whose parents were listed as coming from England; Julian A. Jenkins, a cousin age 6; and Clara Jenkins, a cousin age 4. Jenkins was the name of Lucy Clark Gwathmey Priest's first husband. She was divorced from Lieutenant Edgar Wallace WRIGHT before 15 Jul 1918. Lieutenant Edgar Wallace WRIGHT21,25 was born on 22 Dec 1878 in Trimble Co., Kentucky.26 He was a Louisville Police Department between Oct 1913 and 9 Dec 1937 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.25,27,28,29 On October 24, 1913, Edgar received a letter from the Board of Public Safety requesting that he report to the office on October 27th for "inspection and examination relative to becoming a member of the Police Department." On that day he was appointed a member of the department and "instructed to report to the Chief of Police for duty." A certificate signed by "three citizens of good character, and residents of the ward in which the applicant resides" was filed. In part, this certificate states that each of the signees "has known the said Edgar W. Wright intimately and well for the past three years, and is qualified to speak intelligently in relation to his character and habits, and states and represents that the said Edgar W. Wright is a man of good moral character, correct and orderly in his deportment, and not in any respect a violator of law or good order; that he is a man of sober, temperate, and industrious habits; that he is not addicted to the habitual use of intoxicating liqours, or other hurtful excesses." This certificate was signed by John Gruber, Ben. J. Sand, and William E. Holley. All were residents of the 12 Ward. Edgar lived at 2711 Cedar Street at this time. His previous occupation had been listed as laborer at a public warehouse for two years. At the time he reported having a wife and three children, no prior military service, and never being treated by a physician. He weighed 148 lbs and height was 5 ft 9 inches.
On his annual Policeman's Bond for 1914, Edgar reported his address to be 2335 W. Chestnut St.
In 1918, the Chief of Police sent a note to the Board of Safety, informing them "to the debts contracted by Patrolman E.W. Wright." An inventory was found, written on a brown paper bag, listing the following: Pay Meat Licence $25.00; Get milk licence; Edd. Wright Patrolman owes $66.78 to W.H. Brightman, 2400 Cedar, Grocer.
He was appointed Sergeant on 30 Jun 1923 and Lieutenant on 4 Aug 1928. On February 6, 1926, Edgar filed an accident report with the Ashland Substation stated that "Horse fell with me in front of the above place, dislocated my left shoulder, was taken to City Hospital." His horses were named "Billie" and "Kelly". Info as I received it was that Aunt Billie got her nickname from her Dad who called her Billie after one of his horses.
In the Louisville City Directory, Edgar was listed as a Sergeant 1925 and in 1930 he was listed as a Lieutenant. A letter in the file dated August 18, 1927 indicated that "the Board unanimously made the following demotions in the Police Department" in which Edgar was listed among the names of 10 Sergeants who had all been demoted to patrolman. It is unknown at this time by the researcher what incident occurred to warrant such action. This was followed on August 20th by a hand-written note by Edgar stating "I here by tender you my resignation to take effect at the expiration of my vacation August 30th, 1927." On November 22nd, 1927, a letter was submitted which recommended reinstating all but four of the original 10 to the rank of Acting Sergeant. Four days later, these same men were recommended to be promoted to the grade of Sergeant.
In 1931, Edgar moved from 981 So. Preston to 823 So. Western Parkway. In January of 1934, Edgar was transferred from the Traffic Division to the First Police District. In a letter dated December 10, 1937, John M. Malley writes to the Director of Safety "I am writing you relative to the death of Lieutenant Edgar Wright, Fourth Police District. Lieutenant Wright died 12-9-37 at 3:28 p.m. while on duty at the Fourth Police District from a heart attack. He had been in the service of the Louisville Division of Police for 24 years, having been appointed October 27th, 1913. Lieutanent Wright served about three years of his time in the Traffic Bureau, working under the late Captain John M. Loran, and the rest of the time was spent in the various districts. He had a good record and during his period of time in the department lost but few days account of illness. Funeral services will be held from the Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 19th and Market, Sunday, December 12th at 2 p.m., with interment in Evergreen Cemetery."
Additional information about his service in the department was found in a newspaper article that was printed after his death: "Lieutenant Wright joined the force in October of 1913 as a patrolman. He later became a sergeant, was once demoted, resigned and was re appointed a sergeant again. In 1928 he was elevated to the rank of lieutenant. For a number of years he was associated with the late Capt. John Loran in the Traffic Bureau." In total, Edgar had over 24 years of service with the department.
In a newspaper article supplied by Mary Alice Snyder there was a story regarding a Charity Horse Show: "Sergt. E.W. Wright of the Mounted Squad of the Louisville Police Department and Capt. James J. Carroll supervised the training period. Sergeant Wright will ride his mount, Kelly in the ring for the policemen".
He died on 9 Dec 1937 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.30,28 Edgar's picture appeared in the newspaper when he died. The article reads as follows: "Police Officer Dies - A member of the police force since 1913, Lieut. Edgar Wright, 58, of 623 S. Western Pkwy., died of a heart attack shortly after reporting for duty Thursday afternoon at Fourth District headquarters, 28th and Main. Dr. John W. Kremer pronounced him dead at 3:30 p.m. As he walked into the station, he remarked to Lieut. Edward Metcalf, "I'm a sick man." He was persuaded to lie down, and lapsed into unconsciousness. The police emergency squad worked vainly over him for twenty-five minutes. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillian Wright; a son, Leo Wright; a daughter, Miss Emerald Wright; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the residence." Cause of death, coronary occlusion. He was buried on 12 Dec 1937 in Evergreen Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. He was laid out in Schoppenhorst Brothers Funeral Home, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. He is buried in the gravesite of Section 12, Range 5, Grave 39 (no marker). In 1889, at the age of eleven, William A. Wright, Edgar's uncle, became his legal guardian. On 23 February 1900, Edgar was appointed legal guardian of Lillian, his wife, a minor.
Lillian Orlena VARBLE and Lieutenant Edgar Wallace WRIGHT had the following children:
Edna Wallace WRIGHT was married to Ernest Paul SNYDER on 18 Dec 1917 in Clark County, Indiana. Ernest Paul SNYDER was born on 8 May 1896 in Illinois. He died on 12 Dec 1968 in Veterans Administration Hospital, Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky.32 Cause of death was listed as hepatic coma due to cirrhosis of liver with jaundice. Copy of certificate is on file. Paul had spent nearly 29 years of his life in the VA Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Edna Wallace WRIGHT and Ernest Paul SNYDER had the following children:
ii. Jenette Marie SNYDER.
Jenette Marie SNYDER was married to Gilbert ROEDERER on 1 Dec 1941 in Flora Heights Christian Church, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. Their marriage was witnessed by Billie Wright and Paul Snyder.
iii. Joseph E. SNYDER was born about 1922 in Kentucky. He died on 10 Sep 1987 in Veterans Administration, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. According to the Informational Death Copy (on file), Joe died from Cardiopulmonary Arrest brought on by multiple system failure due to obstructive metastatic prostatic cancer. Forest (Pal) was the informant. He was buried on 14 Sep 1987 in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. He was laid out in Russman Funeral Home, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. 1041 Goss Ave. Joe never married.
iv. Forest SNYDER.
v. Henry Paul SNYDER was born on 11 Aug 1919 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. He died on 29 Jul 1966 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio. Cause of death was listed as arteriosclerotic heart disease. Copy of certificate on file. He served in the military in WWII. He was laid out in W.G. Hardy Funeral Home, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. 4101 Dixie Highway.
b. Richard WRIGHT was born on 16 Sep 1902 in Trimble Co., Kentucky. He died on 19 Sep 1902 in Trimble Co., Kentucky.33 This is an educated guess on my part. In the Trimble Co., Cemetery Book there was a child listed as being the son of E.W. and L.O. buried in the Hoskins Cliff Cemetery. The assumption was made that this was the child of Edgar Wright and Lillian Orlena Wright based on the age of the child in comparison to the other children they had. He was buried in Hoskins Cliff Cemetery, Trimble Co., Kentucky.
c. Emerald (Billie) Melton WRIGHT27 was born on 26 May 1904 in Kentucky. She died on 6 Jul 1986 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio. She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. Billie & Gerald met at the Ft Knox, Kentucky PX and later married. While at Ft Knox, Gerald was the chief cook and Billie was branch manager of the PX. Billie retired from there.
In about 1975, Bob and Barb Blumenbergs (Bob was Gerald's nephew) visited them in Louisville where they both lived. One of the stories that they related was about a large old bureau that they had in one of the many rooms of their apartment (lived on the entire top floor of an apartment building at 411 Chestnut Street). In the bottom drawer of the bureau were a huge amount of photos that they had amassed over the years of relatives, etc. (Must have been about 100 of them). The Blumenbergs were not really doing any genealogy at the time and didn't think much about them.
In 1977 when Gerald died and the Blumenbergs flew down to Louisville for the funeral. One of Billie's relatives from Cincinnati had come down to take care of Billie and they never got to go through any of the pictures. Once things were settled and she had moved to the relatives in Cincinnati, they wrote to the Aunt or whoever she was staying with and were told that all the pictures had been thrown out......what a loss.
The two of them had visited the Blumenbergs in the early 1970's staying at their home. Gerald refused to let Mrs. Blumenberg cook the whole week they were there. He would get up early and make the biggest breakfasts you ever saw. Billie would help him get it all ready then call them to breakfast. They had a great week and regret not tape recording some of their stories while they sat around the bar in the rec room!
Aunt Billie's last known address was 4226 Mad Anthony Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Emerald (Billie) Melton WRIGHT was married to Gerald Joseph GRUBER. Gerald Joseph GRUBER34 was born on 2 Oct 1896 in Milwakee, Wisconsin. He died on 20 Jan 1977.35 He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. Gerald was cremated. SSN#: 514-09-3723
BIRTH: in file (Milwaukee County #231)
DEATH: in file (Jefferson County, KY #12489)
Photo in file
Gerald was the head cook at Fort Knox, Kentucky until his retirement.
Last known address prior to his death: 411 Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY.
d. Leo Herman WRIGHT was born on 12 Aug 1906 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.36,37 Flora always said that Leo had lied about his age so that he could start working for Pullman when he was under age. The "delayed" record of birth that we have was issued on October 17, 1955 and lists his year of birth as 8/5/1905 (on file). According to the Birth Card Index located in the KY History Center Leo's birthdate was 8/12/1906 and he was born in Louisville, KY. Since this info was taken directly from actual county records of birth, this date is assumed to be the correct one.
He died on 18 Jan 1956 in Waverly Hills Hospital, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.38 Leo entered Waverly Sanitorium around 1953. His son Bill had come home from work to find him laying on the bed, not looking too good. Flora asked him to take his father to the hospital. Soon after, his was transferred to Waverly after being diagnosed with Tuberculosis. His health was improving and he was allowed to come home for a visit the Christmas of 1955. The family began making plans for his permanent return. Before his official release, he passed away. Leo was only 49 years old when he died from a blood clot in the brain. He was buried on 20 Jan 1956 in Evergreen Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. As of 1994, his grave remains unmarked but is just to the right of two large cedar trees and the Wilbur headstone not too far from the road's edge. He is buried in the gravesite of Sect 8 ext., lot 122, plot 1. Between 1924 and 1956 he worked for the Pullman Company where Earl Bryant, his mother's second husband, helped him get the job. In 1931 he held the position of linen checker. His last position was that of electrician. The train yard was located at 9th and Broadway.
Leo Herman WRIGHT was married to Flora Gaddie UNDERWOOD on 15 Mar 1929 in Disciples of Christ Church, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.23 Flora and Leo were married by Rev. Robert E. Bailey. Edgar Wright and Mrs. N.B. Page were the witnesses. Flora Gaddie UNDERWOOD was born on 16 Aug 1907 in Tanner, Larue Co., Kentucky. She died on 8 Nov 1999 in Elizabethtown Health Care Center, Elizabethtown, Hardin Co., Kentucky.39 Cause of death was listed as failure to thrive due to a consequence of dehydration. Informant was her daughter, Margaret Benson. She was buried on 10 Nov 1999 in Oak Hill Church Cemetery, Sonora, Larue Co., Kentucky. She was laid out in Nelson-Edelen-Bennet Funeral Home, Radcliff, Hardin Co., Kentucky. Eulogy was written and delivered by Sherry Benson and Mark Atkins, her grandchildren. One funny story passed down about Flora was that when she was a young girl, she would play blind man's bluff with her sisters. She would lead them into the cow pasture where they would eventually walk through cowpies.
Flora left home at the age of 17 because she could not get along with her stepmother, Lucy. Flora worked for a short time at the Paramount Pickle factory. Flora and Leo had seven children, although the first child died shortly after being born. All of her children were born at home except for Thomas and James who were born at St. Joseph's Hospital.
Unlike most of their neighbors, they did not have to move during the 1937 flood because the family occupied the second floor of a house at 22nd and Duncan streets.
Leo Herman WRIGHT and Flora Gaddie UNDERWOOD had the following children:
ii. Billy Dean WRIGHT was born on 25 Jan 1931 in City Hospital, Louisville, Jefferson Co.,
Billy Dean WRIGHT was married to Rose Marie
Rose Marie MILLER was born on 2 May 1936 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.
Billy Dean WRIGHT and Rose Marie MILLER had the following children:
Tina Marie WRIGHT was married to Patrick Lee LENTZ on 17 May 1986 in Incarnation Church Hall, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. Patrick Lee LENTZ was born on 20 Mar 1953 in Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.
Tina Marie WRIGHT and Patrick Lee LENTZ had the following children:
(3) Richard Dean WRIGHT was born on 13 Dec 1958 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.
(4) Albert Leo WRIGHT was born on 25 Dec 1959 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. He was baptized on 10 Jan 1960 in St. George Catholic Church, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.37 Sponsors were Joseph Thompson and Norma Jean Thompson.
(5) Raymond Bruce WRIGHT Sr was born on 28 Feb 1961 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.
Raymond Bruce WRIGHT Sr was married to MaryAnn SINGLETON on 6 Mar 1981. Raymond Bruce WRIGHT Sr and MaryAnn SINGLETON had the following children:
(b) Raymond Bruce WRIGHT Jr. was born on 4 Dec 1983.
(c) Katrina Ann WRIGHT.
(d) Michael Joseph WRIGHT was born on 23 Aug 1987.
(6) William Joseph WRIGHT was born on 6 Apr 1962 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. He was a Tile setter.
William Joseph WRIGHT was married to Andrea Lynn LENTZ on 19 Oct 1991 in St. Clements Church, Louisville, Kentucky. Andrea Lynn LENTZ was born on 11 Aug 1966 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.
William Joseph WRIGHT and Andrea Lynn LENTZ had the following children:
(b) Leah Rose WRIGHT was born on 7 Jul 1998 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.
(7) John Anthony WRIGHT was born on 10 Jun 1963 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. He was baptized on 16 Jun 1963 in St. George Catholic Church, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. Sponsors were Michael Phillips and Genevieve Phillips.
(8) Karen Ann WRIGHT was born on 29 Jan 1965 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.
Karen Ann WRIGHT and Dennis RADMER had the following children:
iii. Robert Allen WRIGHT was born on 4 Jun 1934 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.43
iv. James Louis WRIGHT was born on 22 Feb 1939.44
v. Paul Thomas WRIGHT was born on 25 Jun 1940 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.45
Paul Thomas WRIGHT was married to Joy Carol (WRIGHT). Paul Thomas WRIGHT and Joy Carol (WRIGHT) had the following children:
(2) Tommy WRIGHT.
vi. Margaret Lillian WRIGHT was born on 10 Aug 1942 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.46 Margaret was named after her grandmother Lillian.
Margaret Lillian WRIGHT was married to Richard BENSON. She was divorced from Richard BENSON. Margaret Lillian WRIGHT and Richard BENSON had the following children:
vii. Dorothy Ann WRIGHT was born on 15 Jul 1944 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.47
Gary Morris ATKINS was born on 4 Nov 1940 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. He died on 13 Aug 1989 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.48 He was buried on 16 Aug 1989 in Calvary Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. Dorothy Ann WRIGHT and Gary Morris ATKINS had the following children:
Lillian Orlena VARBLE was married to Earl BRYANT on 15 Jul 1918. Lillian Orlena VARBLE and Earl BRYANT had the following children:
William Orville BRYANT was married to Gerlie CARNELL.
b. LaVerne BRYANT.
c. Clarence BRYANT.
K. Mettie WHEELER was born on 2 Nov 1866 in Oldham, Oldham Co., Kentucky. She died on 10 May 1867 in Oldham, Oldham Co., Kentucky. She was buried in Patton's Creek Road, Oldham, Oldham County, Kentucky.
VII. Charles Holliday WHEELER was born about 1820.
VIII. Mary Ellen WHEELER was born about 1825.
Tina M. Lentz
1954 Richmond Dr.
Louisville, Kentucky 40205
1. Sonny Wheeler Genealogy
2. Death Certificate. #26541 (on file).
3. Marriage Bond. page 293.
4. Death Certificate. #13893 (on file).
5. Marriage Bond. page 261.
6. Death Certificate. #02241 (on file).
7. Marriage Bond. page 263.
8. Trimble Co., Kentucky Heritage 1989.
9. Death Certificate. #13726 (on file).
10. Ibid. #02532 (on file).
11. Ibid. #31342.
12. Ibid. #14935 (on file).
13. Marriage Bond. page 201.
14. Census Records. 1850 Oldham County.
15. Oldham County Kentucky Wills. Book #5.
16. Sara Diane Sanders. Westport Kentucky.
17. Oldham County Cemetery Book.
18. History and Families of Oldham County, Kentucky
First Century, 1824-1924. page 114.
19. Death Certificate. #16770 (on file).
20. Leland Johnson.
21. Trimble County Guardian's Bond.
22. Death Certificate. #27570 (on file).
23. Marriage certificate.
24. Census Records. 1900 Trimble County.
25. Caron's Louisville Directory.
26. Louisville Police Personnel Record. Report of physical examination.
27. Bob & Barb Blumenberg.
28. Courier Journal.
29. Louisville Police Personnel Record. Have complete work record on file.
30. Death Certificate. #31468 (on file).
31. Ibid. #32996 (on file).
32. Ibid. on file.
33. Trimble Co., KY Cemetery Book.
34. Robert Blumberg genealogy
Imported GEDCOM file.
35. Death Certificate. #12489.
36. KY History Center - Birth Card Index.
37. Birth Certificate.
38. Death Certificate. 01147 (on file).
39. Ibid. 31814 (on file).
40. Ibid. 03894 (on file).
41. Birth Certificate. #31-005-02223.
42. Death Certificate. #17309 (on file).
43. Birth Certificate. #34-052-25559.
44. Ibid. #39-015-07207.
45. Ibid. #40-061-30442.
46. Ibid. #42-113-56199.
47. Ibid. #44-086-42626.
48. Death Certificate. #21010.
49. Ibid. #31892.