Wheatley, Edward C.
Age: 17, credited to Brookfield, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/22/62, Pvt, Co. C, 15th VT INF, m/o 8/5/63
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Birth: 11/27/1844, Brookfield, VT
Burial: Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden, CT
Marker/Plot: Section F
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 13257750
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/12/1886, not approved
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden, CT
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Sudden death of Edw. C. Wheatley
Word was received here Christmas morning of the sudden death of Edward C. Wheatley in Maine, while traveling for the New England Lawyers' Cooperative Publishing company.
A few days ago while in Augusta, Mr. Wheatley was taken ill with the grip, which threatened pneumonia, but his last message said he was recovering rapidly.
He died suddenly Christmas morning about 7 o'clock presumably from an attack of heart trouble.
His son, Edward M. Wheatley, traveling salesman for the Wilcox, White Organ Co., left for Augusta last evening. The funeral arrangements will be announced later. The remains will reach here today.
Mr. Wheatley was widely known in Meriden having come to this city when a comparatively young ma. He was born in Brookfield, Vt., 56 years ago. For fifteen years he traveled for the Lawyer's Cooperative company. For five years previous to this he was principal of the West district school.
About twenty-five years ago Mr. Wheatley was an instructor in the Westboro, Massachusetts reformatory for boys, serving in that capacity seven years. Later he held a similar position in the State School for Boys in this city.
Mr. Wheatley was a veteran of the civil war, enlisting in Company I,15th Vermont regiment, when only seventeen years of age. For fourteen years he sang in the First Congregational choir and did excellent work. He always enjoyed good health and never experienced a serious illness until last week.
Deceased was a mason and member of Allen H. Hall council, R. A. He was prominent in both orders. A special meeting of the council will be called later.
Mr. Wheatley is survived by a wife and the following sons and daughters:
Mrs. Gertrude Wheatley Hall, the well known vocalist; Edward M. Wheatley, traveling salesman for the Wilcox & White Organ Co.; Louie F. Wheatley, who is studying to be a physician, Harold L. and Miss Bessie M. Wheatley.
Source: Meriden Record- Journal, December 26, 1900.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.