Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     EMERY P. WHEELER is a well known and prominent mining man of Okanogan county. His residence is on Mineral Hill, near Conconully, and in addition to various mining properties which will be more fully mentioned hereafter, he owns a quarter section of land, well improved, in this county.
     Emery P. Wheeler was born in Whitingham, Vermont, on January 10, 1848, the son of Ephraim and Hannah (Davidson) Wheeler, both natives of Whitingham, Vermont.  The mother died in 1884, aged seventy-eight, but the father is living in his native place, aged eighty-seven.  Our subject received a good commercial education and remained with his parents until 1874; then he came via New York and Panama to San Francisco, where he was engaged in a mercantile business, first as salesman, then embarked for himself at Bakersfield, in the same state.  In 1884 he came to Spokane and did business for two years, then began prospecting in British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, and Washington.  He was one of the first to make location on Mineral Hill and was the organizer of the Mineral Hill Mining company, which owns sixteen claims on the hill, covering the main ledge which goes through the apex of the mountain.  They did about two thousand feet of prospect work before deciding upon their permanent development work and now have one thousand feet done on their main tunnel.  Their ledge has large assays in gold, silver and copper, silver predominating.  Mr. Wheeler is manager and Dr. Jacob May, of Connecticut, and several other eastern men are interested in the property.  They are pushing development work rapidly and it is supposed the mine will soon be a shipper.  Mr. Wheeler is also interested in copper properties with Spokane capitalists.
     In 1873, at North Adams, Massachusetts, where Mr. Wheeler was doing some business at the time, he married Miss Jennie L. Wheeler.  While of the same name he and his wife are not related by blood.  Her parents, Zachariah and Caroline Wheeler, are both natives of Vermont.  To Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler three children have been born, Maude L., Bertha M. and Arthur E. Mr. Wheeler is one of the responsible mining men of the country and is well and favorably known.