Wheeler, Artemas H.
Age: 32, credited to Weathersfield, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1830, Weathersfield, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Plain Cemetery, Weathersfield, VT
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The Vermont Journal, October 16, 1914
A. H. Wheeler of Perkinsville, who is 85 years old and was three years in the Civil war, walked up and down Mount Ascutney last Saturday, for the second time in his life. Seventy years ago, as a boy of 15, Mr. Wheeler of Perkinsville "did" Ascutney, but not much better than he "did" it on Saturday, when he outwalked the other members of his family. Mr. Wheeler is some witness of the health and vigor in the climate of Vermont.
The Vermont Journal, September 19, 1919
Lieut. Artemas H. Wheeler and wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last Sunday, . Five of their children with some of their families were here, namely: Mrs. Ida Hill and daughter of Ludlow, Daniel and wife of Stoneham, Mass., Albert and wife of Holyoke, Clyde and wife and son of Lebanon, and Carroll and wife and son of Boston. Two children not present were Henry of Holyoke and Mrs. Hattie Wheelock. They lost one daughter, Mary, 20 years ago.
The services in the church were special and the church was beautifully trimmed. There were many handsome floral presents including a large piece from the church and congregation. They have been members of the Baptist church all their married life. This is Mr. Wheeler's second marriage. His first wife lived 11 years by whom he had the first four children. Mr. Wheeler is 90 years of age and was born in this town and practically always lived here.
He went to California when a young man via Panama and crossed the Isthmus on foot. He spent four years in California. He enlisted in the Civil war and served three years and was promoted from private to first lieutenant. He represented the town in 1898-1999. He is a skilled mechanic and millwright and still keeps a shop where he does jobs of work requiring especial skill and is up and doing every day. They are both in excellent health considering their ages.
Mrs. Wheeler was born in this state and most of her life was passed in this town. She was Martha Sherman and a cousin of the late Judge Sherman of Boston. Her mother was of the Boynton family. She has always been one of the most energetic, vigorous and upright women, bringing up four of her husbands little children besides four of her own and hardly, if ever failed to have the whole family at church every Sunday, also doing her part in all church work and much of the leading. As all her children and step-children are honorable, upright and desirable citizens. She certain has obeyed the commands of God and country.
The Vermont Journal, April 9, 1920
Artemas H. Wheeler died April 3. Mr. Wheeler was our oldest citizen, being nearly 91. He was physically and mentally a remarkable man as he had lost none of his faculties whatever and shaved himself only a few days before he died. He had been in poor health only a few weeks. He had lived practically his whole life in this town except a few years in Panama and California. He served three years in the Civil war and was promoted to first lieutenant. He held town offices and represented the town in the legislature. He was a first class mechanic and wheelwright and always had been the dependence of the shops and mills to keep them in repair. He was twice married and celebrated his golden wedding to the second wife last year. There are seven children living . All but two were at the funeral: Henry and wife and Albert and wife of Holyoke, Ida Hill of Ludlow, Vt., Daniel of Boston, and Clyde and son of Lebanon, N. H., also a nephew, Edwin Wheeler, of Passaic, N. J.
The funeral was held Monday. The casket was draped with a large flag. There are only four members of the church living who were members when he joined over fifty years ago and they have been his sundry companions practically every Sunday in the fifty years.
Courtesy of Cathy Hoyt.