NIRAM S. WHEELER GRAVESTONE PHOTO
The Star and Kansan, January 6, 1899, Pg. 3:
One by one the old landmarks are passing away, and one by one the patriots of the community are passing over to the silent majority.
Niram S. Wheeler died at 8:43 last Friday morning after an illness of five weeks. The funeral took place Wednesday at the late residence of the deceased in the First Ward and was attended by a large number of Friends and relatives. The services were conducted by Rev. Estey, after which the remains were taken to Mount Hope cemetery. Death was due to a disordered stomach; for the five weeks of his sickness he has been unable to retain any nourishment.
Had he lived to January 30, Mr. Wheeler would have been eighty-one years of age. He was born in Duchesse county, New York. He spent sixteen years in Illinois and during the civil war enlisted in the Ninety-third Illinois Infantry. He came to Independence in August 1876, and has lived in this city or vicinity ever since.
He leaves a family of a wife and two sons, George B. and W. L. Wheeler. The elder son George has resided in California for the past eighteen years.
South Kansas Tribune, Wednesday, January 4, 1899, Pg. 3:
Mr. N. S. Wheeler, one of the aged and respected citizens of our city died on Friday morning last, at the advanced age of 80 years and eleven months. He was born in Duchess county N. Y., but for many years resided in Illinois. During the war he enlisted and served in the 93rd Illinois regiment, and from the effects of which service he has been an invalid and during the later years entirely helpless much of the time, and for which he was a pensioner. He has lived in and near our city since 1876, but on account of his feebleness was not able to take an active part in public affairs. His wife and two sons, Councilman N. S. Wheeler and an older brother George, now in California, survive him. Funeral attended by Rev. S. S. Estey.
Contributed by Mrs. Maryann Johnson a Civil war researcher and a volunteer in
the Kansas Room of the Independence Public Library, Independence, Kansas.
Contributed by Mrs. Maryann Johnson a Civil war researcher and a volunteer in the Kansas Room of the Independence Public Library, Independence, Kansas.