The children of prominent citrus grower, celery cultivator, and politician Benjamin Franklin Wheeler, Sr. (1878-1954) and George Lee Wheeler in the mid-1920s.. Photographed from left to right are Benjamin Franklin Wheeler, Jr. (1920-2006); Clara Lee Wheeler Evans (1917-2010), and Miriam Louise Wheeler (b. 1922). Frank Wheeler, Jr. graduated from Oviedo High School in 1938 and went on to attend Stetson University in DeLand until he was commissioned as an officer in the Navy during World War II. After the war, he returned to Stetson and earned his business degree in 1945 and later his honorary law degree. Wheeler took over the family businesses, Wheeler Fertilizer Company and Nelson and Company, in 1954, when his father passed away. Nelson & Co. grew citrus and cultivated celery in Oviedo, Florida. Wheeler died on November 30, 2006.
Original 5 x 10 inch black and white photographic print by Kirwan: Private Collection of Vicki Clonts.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original 5 x 10 inch black and white photographic print by Kirwan.
Is Part Of
Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
5 x 10 inch black and white photographic print
Originally created by Kirwan.
Copyright to this resource is held by Vicki Clonts and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
Private Collection of Vicki Clonts
Wersinger, Tammie. "A man of his word, Frank Wheeler was head of Oviedo family dynasty." The Orlando Sentinel, October 3, 2006. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2006-10-03/news/DEAD03_1_frank-wheeler-ben-wheeler-oviedo.
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1 black and white photographic print
5 x 10 inches