WHEATON, O. E. 1859-1931
WHEATON, BLACKMAR, STARK
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/14/2015 at 09:53:53
Former Grundy Station Agent Dies in No. Dak.
Word has been received by relatives of the death of O. E. Wheaton of St. John, North Dakota, Monday, Feb. 10th. Mr. Wheaton was Rock Island agent here up to about 30 years ago. Mrs. Wheaton is a sister of Mrs. Mary Kliebenstein. Aside from his wife Mr. Wheaton is survived by one daughter, Blanche, who is married and living in Seattle.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 February 1931, pg 1
Wheaton Funeral Held Yesterday
The remains of O. E. Wheaton who died at St. Johns, North Dakota, on February 9th, arrived in Grundy Center early Wednesday and were taken to the Coffman mortuary. The remains were accompanied by Henry Stark from Cedar Rapids. Funeral services conducted by Reverend R. B. Fisher, were held yesterday afternoon. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery.
The out-of-town attendants at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Martin C. Baker, of Popejoy, Iowa, the former a nephew of Mr. Wheaton; W. H. Stark of Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. John Conrad of Conrad; Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Kliebenstein and Mrs. E. H. Kliebenstein of Waterloo.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 February 1931, pg 1
O. E. Wheaton
From St. John (N.D.) paper: Orson Eugene Wheaton was born at Anamosa, Iowa, September 9, 1859. He was first married to Miss LaVerne Blackmar of Iowa, to which union two children were born, a son who died a short time after his mother, at the age of one year, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Bourussa of Seattle, Wash., and through whom two grandchildren and one great-grandchild are descended.
On January 14, 1891, Mr. Wheaton was married to Miss Anna B. Stark, of Grundy Center, Iowa. No children were born to this union. Mr. and Mrs. Wheaton celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary January 14, 1931.
The life of Mr. Wheaton was taken up with many activities. He was employed by the Rock Island railroad in Iowa for 13 years, and was engaged in the mercantile business in Iowa for four years. He was Great Northern depot agent in St. John for seven years and then held the same position in Rolla for a short time, settling again in St. John in 1903. For two years Mr. Wheaton was cashier of the St. John State bank. He had farming interests in the St. John vicinity.
Mr. Wheaton was characterized by honor, integrity, public spirit and clean life. He will be greatly missed in home, church and community life.
Surviving are his widow, his daughter, Mrs. Charles Baurassa of Seattle, Wash., a sister, Mrs. Wormer of Missouri, and a brother, William Willard of Billings, S.D.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 March 1931, pg 5
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