Wheeler Children

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Title

Wheeler Children

Alternative Title

Wheeler Children

Subject

Oviedo (Fla.)

Description

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.

Creator

Kirwan

Source

Original 5 x 10 inch black and white photographic print by Kirwan: Private Collection of Vicki Clonts.

Date Created

ca. 1922-1929

Contributor

Clonts, Vicki
Bruce, Mimi

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.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

118 KB

Medium

5 x 10 inch black and white photographic print

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Oviedo, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Kirwan.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Vicki Clonts and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Vicki Clonts

External Reference

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.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photographic print

Physical Dimensions

5 x 10 inches

Locations

Categories

Transcribe This Item

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