Hon. Maj. Alexander Royal Wheeler

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Hon. Maj. Alexander Royal Wheeler

Birthplace: Tidioute, Warren County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1935 (45-46)
Place of Burial: Tidioute Cemetery, Tidioute, Warren County, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Hon. Nelson Platt Wheeler and Rachel Anne Wheeler
Husband of Mary Alice Wheeler

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About Hon. Maj. Alexander Royal Wheeler

He was a member of the PA House of Representatives for 7 terms and was a WWI hero. Born in Tidioute.

Titusville Herald, November 29, 1935:

Military Honor To Be Accorded Major Wheeler

Services for Forest County Leader Will Be Held at Endeavor Tomorrow.

ENDEAVOR; Nov. 28, Major Alexander B. Wheeler, 46, a member of the state house of representatives since 1922 and a veteran of the World War, will be given a military funeral in this Forest county town on Saturday afternoon. Burial will be at Tidioute, the major's birthplace in nearby Warren county.

The Gus E. Warden Post of the American Legion, which Wheeler helped establish, will be in charge of the funeral. He was the first Commander of the post. The. Rev. Prank Scott of Jenkintown, a National Guard chaplain, will officiate. Friends said tonight a delegation of state senators and representatives from various parts of the state are expected to attend.

Alexander Royal (Roy) sometimes call (Jimmy) in the family. Attended the Hill School. Dissertation appointment Junior year; oration appointment Senior year; on University Wrestling Team; Glee club, and College Choir Junior and Senior years; president Yale University Wrestling Association Senior year; member Psi Upsilon and Elisha. Attended University of Berlin 1911 - 12 and Balliol College, Oxford University, 1912 - 14 (M.A. 1919); served with French Red Cross October, 1914-February, 1915, and December, 1915 - April, 1916; entered Officers' Training Camp, The Presidio of San Francisco, May 15,1917; commissioned Second Lieutenant of Infantry August 15; served with 361st Infantry, Camp Lewis, until September and 312 Infantry, Camp Dix, September, 1917 - May, 1918; promoted to rank of First Lieutenant December 31,1917; went overseas May 20, 1918, as adjutant 3d Battalion, 312th Infantry; attended British Staff Officers School August - September, 1918; forward observation officer and assistant G-2 78th Division Headquarters, until March, 1919; promoted to rank of Captain March 26, 1919; member American Relief Administration to Prague March - October 1919; demobilized in Paris November 29, 1919; commissioned Captain Infantry offers' Reserve Corps February 20, 1920 and Major December 19, 1928; partner Wheeler & Dusenbury since 1920; member Pennsylvania State House of Representatives since 1922; member Pennsylvania State Park & Harbor Commission 1923-24 and Pennsylvania Tax Commission 1924-25; member Endeavor Presbyterian Church. Married November 22, 1922 in New York City, Mary Alice, daughter of James Buchanan Siggins (M.D. University of Michigan 1883) and Susan Virginia Hall Siggins. No Children. Death due to encephalomyelitis. Buried in Tidioute Cemetery. Survived by wife, a sister Rachel Wheeler Farley, the wife of J. Allen Farley,99, and two brothers, Nelson P. Wheeler, of Endeavor, and Rev. W. Reginald Wheeler, II.

Encephalomyelitis is an inflammation of the brain of spinal tissue. It strikes the elderly and those with a weak immune system. The causes are common Viruses and Arboviruses, which are spread by mosquitoes and Ticks and other insects. Horses, mules, donkeys, Zebra and some other domestic animals such as pigs. The viruses are spread through the bite of an infected mosquito, tick most commonly. The mosquito gets the infection most often from a horse.

Certificate of Registration of American Citizen; Alexander Royal Wheeler has left his residence in the United States on September 28, 1911 and arrived on Berlin, Germany on October 17, 1911, where he is now residing for the purpose of Study. His local address is Gr. Lochtefeld, Rings, 45a. The person to be informed in case of death or accident is Hon. Nelson P. Wheeler, Endeavor, and Pa. His citizenship of the United States is established by the certification of Charles E. Rind of Westfield, N.Y. This certificate is not a passport and its validity expires on December 15, 1912.

Alexander R.: Age 23 years 4 months; Port of Departure: Southampton; Port of Arrival: New York City, New York.; His wife was with him. December 23, 1922.

Alexander R.: Application for US Passport on Sept. 22, 1914; Residence: Endeavor, Penn.: Age: 25; I am 5 ft. 6 inches; eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Fair; Face: Oval; Application sworn to by John Siggins Jr.

Alexander R.: Application for a US passport on Nov. 9, 1915; Resident: Endeavor, Penn.: Age: 26; Occupation: Student; Study in: England and France;

Emergency Passport Application: Passport issued Sept. 22, 1919; Residence: Pasadena, Los Angles Co. Calf.; I have a permanent residence in Pasadena and am employed as a finance that I left the US on May 20, 1918 and am now temporarily sojourning at France on the 18th day of March 1919; that I intend to return to the US within two months with the purpose of residing and performing the duties of citizenship therein; that I have not applied elsewhere for a US passport or for consular registration and have been refused. I desire to visit the following countries for the following purpose:

Czech-Slovak Republic Returning to the United States Austria - England Returning to the United States France - England Returning to the United States

Sworn by me the 22nd day of November the year 1919.

Alexander R.: Application for a US passport: Age 33; Passport issued: Nov. 16, 1922; accompany by to be wife Mary Alice Siggins and will be married in New York City, New York on Nov. 22, 1922; I have resided outside the United States as listed on above passports but I and my wife intend to return in two months to reside in Endeavor, Penn.; Visit France purpose Travel; Visit the British Isles purpose Travel. I leave from the port of New York on Nov. 25, 1922.

Veteran's Compensation Application: I served in the military of the United States from June 25, 1917 to May 20, 1918. Present address is Endeavor, Forest Co. Penn. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne; wounds: none; Application date is April 20, 1934; Award: 20 months at $10.00 per month; total $200.00.

WW I Alexander, Registration Card Serial # 599; Order Number: 16; Alexander Royal Wheeler; 3 Westmoreland Place; Pasadena; Calf.; 27 years old; July 10, 1889; Tidioute Warren Co. Pa; Lowered in Officer Reserve not active; U.S. Government; Pasadena; Calf; Single; Height Med; Build Med; Lt brown eyes; Brown hair; Registration date May 26, 1917.

Alexander, was living in West Hickory, Forest Co. Penn. per the 1900 census at age 10. Alexander, was living in Hickory, Forest Co. Penn. per the 1910 census at age 20. Alexander, was lining in Tidioute, Warren Co. Penn per the 1920 census at age 30 and single. Alexander, was living in Hickory, Forest Co. Penn. per the 1930 census with his wife and mother. He is 40 years old and employed as a state Rep in the Penn. House of Representatives.

Contributor: David Siggins (50065345)* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Apr 18 2020, 3:15:58 UTC

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Tidioute, Warren County, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 46
Tidioute Cemetery, Tidioute, Warren County, Pennsylvania, USA