Jean Maran Wheeler and Benjamin Franklin Wheeler, Jr.

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Title

Jean Maran Wheeler and Benjamin Franklin Wheeler, Jr.

Alternative Title

Jean and Frank Wheeler

Subject

Oviedo (Fla.)
United States. Navy
Navy
Veterans--Florida
World War II, 1939-1945

Description

Wife and husband, Jean Maran Wheeler (1921-2001) and Benjamin Franklin Wheeler, Jr. (1920-2006) around 1943. Wheeler was the son of prominent citrus grower, celery cultivator, and politician Benjamin Franklin Wheeler, Sr. (1878-1954) and George Lee Wheeler. This photographer was taken at the home of Wheeler's father located at 340 South Lake Jessup Avenue in Oviedo, Florida.

Wheeler 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's wife, Jean, died in September of 2001 and Wheeler himself died on November 30, 2006.

Source

Original 2 x 3 inch black and white photographic print: Private Collection of Vicki Clonts.

Date Created

ca. 1943

Contributor

Clonts, Vicki
Bruce, Mimi

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 2 x 3 inch black and white photographic print.

Is Part Of

Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

127 KB

Medium

2 x 3 inch black and white photographic print

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Home of Benjamin Franklin Wheeler, Sr., Oviedo, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

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.
"Jean Moran Wheeler." Legacy.com. hhttp://www.legacy.com/obituaries/orlandosentinel/obituary.aspx?n=jean-moran-wheeler&pid=92336.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photographic print

Physical Dimensions

2 x 3 inches

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