Home of Dr. J.G. Wheeler



This house located near the end of Dawes street on the north side was once the home of Dr. James G. Wheeler. He and his wife Minerva lived next door to Dr. James T. Gholson and wife Celeste Louisa (Dawes) and was young Dr. Gholson's sponsor during medical school. Only an alley seperated the two houses. Dr. Gholson practiced until his untimely death in 1882. Dr. J. G. Wheeler was still living here at turn of the century. In 1900 he was listed as President of the Village Board. (" Dr. James G. Wheeler died Walkers Sanitarium Evansville Dec. 18, 1908 age 69y 9m 26d. Born Laurence Co. Tenn. Feb. 26, 1846, married to Miss Minnie Hillerman, Pope Co. Ill. Apr. 21, 1872. Had 4 ch, all died infancy. Veteran of Civil War. Funeral at Broughton, Burial at Pekin, Ill.") From The Leader newspaper

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