Spouse: Maxine Rhea Wheelock
Marriage: about 1944, Mishawaka, St. Joseph, IN
Father: Leverett Horatio Waldo
Mother: Mary Luella Wheelock
Father: James B. Wheelock
Mother: Emma Jane Bass
Birth: 31 Jul 1868, Stockton, CA
Death: 4 Aug 1873, Monterey, CA
Father: Darius Theodore Wheelock
Mother: Ann Eliza Candill
Birth: 30 Jul 1891, Ilion, Herkimer Co, NY
Death: 25 Aug 1956, Dunkirk, NY
Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia, NY
Father: Zenas Elmer Wheelock
Mother: Flora PANGBORN
Spouse: Clara Durlin Dana
Marriage: 26 Aug 1919
Harry Wheelock's biological mother died of tuberculosis, leaving his father unable to care for him and his 5 siblings. The six children were consequently let out for adoption. Three of the children, Harry, Fanny, and Ella, were raised in the Fredonia area.
Fanny married John Hayes.
Ella later married a man named Clarence Sem and had 2 daughters, Mabel and Ethel.
Harry sent a birth announcement to his sister Fanny which reads as follows:
"Anne Dana Wheelock announces the arrival of her baby sister on November seventeenth. She hasn't been named yet, but hopes to be some day soon." (Source: This information was kindly supplied by Susan G. Tanaka, granddaughter of Fanny Hayes. The child was later named Mary.)
Harry was originally from Ilion, NY. The last name of his biological parents was Ruddy. (Source: Persis (Park) Ivett, Susan G. Tanaka.)
The Wheelock School in Fredonia, NY was named after Harry, who served on the school board there. The names of his three children, Dana, Mary, and Anne were given by Robert Wurtz, whose brother married Anne Dana Wheelock.
The following obituary taken from the Fredonia Censor, Thursday, 30 Aug 1956, pg 7:
"Physician and Civic Leader, Dr. Harry E. Wheelock dies."
An illness of more than three years was fatal last Saturday (Aug 25, 1956) to Dr. Harry E. Wheelock, 65, of 87 Central Avenue.
The popular physician, surgeon, and civic leader died in Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk. He had been a patient there intermittently since he was stricken ill in Dec 1952.
Widely known for his professional skill, Dr. Wheelock was locally reknown for his leadership in the field of education, and for active participation in many civic undertakings and organizations.
He had been a member of the staff of Brooks Memorial Hospital and of the Board of Directors of Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo.
He held a fellowship grant from the American College of Surgeons, and received a Congressional medal in recognition of his Warld War II service as a member of the Board of Appeals of the Selective Service Administration.
Dr. Wheelock served 19 years as a member of the Fredonia Board of Education and was its president from 1939 until illness compelled his resignation in 1953.
He was a member of the Board of Visitors of the State University Teachers College until that body was discontinued three years ago. In 1946 the college recognized his service by tendering him the Alumni Association Award of Merit.
By public demand, the new grade school adjoining Fredonia High School was dedicated to him and named the Harry E. Wheelock School in his honor in Oct 1954. Dr. Wheelock had by then resigned from the Board of Education because of his illness, but he was able to view the dedication ceremony from his automobile.
Dr. Wheelock was born in Ilion, but came here at the age of three. He graduated from Fredonia Normal School and took his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia in 1914. He began his practice at Jamestown the following year, interrupting it to join the Army Medical Corps in World War I.
After his seperation from the service as a first lieutenant, Dr. Wheelock returned to Jamestown before coming back to Fredonia in 1921. He had since remained here enjoying one of the largest and most successful practices in the area.
In 1934, Dr. Wheelock consented to be a candidate for the Board of Education for a three year term. He won that election and six subsequent ones, frequently being endorsed by both local political factions.
He was compelled to leave the board before the expiration of his final term and was replaced by Harold A. Duncan. Simultaneously he had relinquished the presidency of the board, a post he had held for 14 years and Mr. Duncan also assumed the position.
Dr. Wheelock was a member and former Vestryman of Trinity Episcopal Church. He was a former president and remained an honorary member of the Fredonia Rotary Club. He also held membership in the county, state, and national medical societies.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Dana Wheelock, a son, Dr. Dana McKinstry Wheelock of Buffalo; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Wurtz of Brookline, Mass, and Mrs. Milton M. Fenner of Coraopolis, Pa, and five grandchildren.
The funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon in Trinity Episcopal Church, Rev. M. A. Garland rector, officiated. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery.HOME INDEX
Birth: 27 Jan 1805, Alstead, Cheshire Co, NH
Father: Amariah Wheelock
Mother: Elizabeth Olds
Spouse: _____ Tracy
Marriage: DATE UNKNOWN
Birth: 8 Dec 1871, Pittsfield, Washtenaw, MI
Death: 1 Feb 1894
Father: James Loring Wheelock
Mother: Irene Jane Haynes