Ellen Wheeler, b. 1899 and Weaver Wheeler, b. 1895
Weaver is the oldest brother of my Grandmother Mabel Zella Wheeler Brown Brooks. I don't know the date of the photo above but I do know they were married around 1914 and they were both young when they married. He was born in the Lorimor, Iowa area south of Winterset. I believe that he was one of four boys and my grandmother was the only girl. Someday I will tell you the parents name, but that has not been found yet among all the things. Weaver was my Great Uncle.
I don't know this as a fact, but I am think this is their 50th wedding anniversary, in 1964. It is written on the back that he is 69 years old, which meant that he was 19 when they married. She is 65 in this photo which made her 15 maybe going on 16 years old when they married.
They were always called the Hardin County relatives, as they lived in that country near Iowa Falls, Iowa. He was at first a farmer, but eventually made his fortune investing in houses to rent to Junior College students who went to school in the town. They lived in Iowa Falls in very cramped quarters in their house as they rented two rooms upstairs to students also.
Weaver and Ellen had two daughters, Veda and Darlene. Veda didn't live in the area in later years and Darlene lived in Iowa Falls with her husband Ed and their two children.
The photos at right are either granddaughters to Ellen and Weaver, or the are their daughters. I need to research this more to be sure.
Because of this blog, I am finding new things each week. I am frustrated with it because I don't have the people to ask, but I do find that if I dig through the papers and the letters and the funeral cards that I will get it all figured out.
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Through my wife's computer I am letting you know that I have to buy a new computer. I am down. I don't want to disturb her things so I will be off line for awhile until I decide what to do. I am busy using an extra screen to save all my photos and documents.