Emma Letisha Cain Wheeler and Lemuel Wheeler

Emma Latisha Cain was born on  June 7, 1857 in Somerset, Perry Co, Ohio, the daughter of Lewis and Sarah Keenan Cain. She died on  July 22, 1934 in Miltonvale, Cloud Co, KS. She married Lemuel M. Wheeler in Jan 1881 in Morse Bluff, Nebraska. He died after 1934.

Funeral Memory Book: In Memory of: Emma Latisha Cain Wheeler; born June 7, 1857 in Somerset, Ohio;  Entered into Rest on July 22, 1934 — 8:15pm in Miltonvale, Kansas at her home; age 77 years, 1 month and 15 days.  Services in the Wheeler home; July 24, 1934– 2:30pm; officiating Rev. F.A. Groves.  Bearers: Henry Betters, Sam Bodden, Nels Lynas, Alphonse Adams, Theodore Colmen, Chris Halzaphel.  Honorary Bearers/Flower Girls: Avis Smith, Irene Gibbs, Viola McRae, Maxine Matson, Evelyn Matson, Isabel Chilen.   Register of Visitors: Sam Cain, Charley Cain, Alphonse Adams, Walter Watson, Fannie and Essie Lilliman, Mrs. Roy Phelps, Mrs. Seth Smith, Grandma Smith, Mrs. Charley Proctor, Mrs. F.A. Groves, Mrs. D.E. Wallade, Mrs. Marion Covey, Mrs. Henry Butlers, Mrs. Bob Frebarger, Mrs Charlie Sharp, Mrs. Mort Fisher, Nettie Lilliman, Grandma Cole, Mrs Lizzie Duby, Claude Cain and son,  Mack Cool, Isabel Cain & children, Sam Francis, Nelson Lynas, Mrs. Bertha Bulleigh, Mrs. Herman John, George Gibbs,  Lester Wheeler and family, Frank Gibbs and Irene, Mrs Jim Savage, Maxine Matson, Mrs Lydia Fosdick & Earl, Becky Bently.

Obituary: Miltonvale Record, Miltonvale, KS, July 26, 1934—- Emma Latisha Cain was born June 7 1857 in Somerset, Ohio, and departed this life July 22 1934 from her home in Miltonvale, Kansas, aged 77 years, 1 month and 15 days. She was united in marriage with L.M. Wheeler January 1881 at Morse Bluff, Nebraska. They came to Kansas January 23, 1903, locating on a farm near Aurora, Kansas, and later in 1909 moved to their present home in Miltonvale, Kansas. Eight children were born to this union two dying in infancy, and Robert, who preceded his mother three and one half years. Those who remain to hold dear her memory are her husband, L.M. Wheeler, five daughters, Mrs. Nora Wardle of Ainsworth, Nebraska; Mrs. Lola Lynas of Aurora, Kansas; Mrs. Bessie McCain of Elk city, Kansas; Mrs. Ada Durkee of Burlingame, Kansas; Mrs Della Dallen of Miltonvale, Kansas; and three brothers, Sam Cain of Vining, Kansas; Ben Cain and Alva Cain both of Oblong, Illinois; fifteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends.Funeral services were conducted from the Wheeler home in Miltonvale, Kansas, Tuesday afternoon, July 24 by Rev. F.A. Groves. The many beautiful floral offerings bespeak the esteem in which Sister Wheeler was held by her many friends. A short service was held at the grave and the body laid to rest in the Miltonvale Cemetery.

Children of Emma Latisha and Lemuel Wheeler:

Robert McKinley Wheeler-  He died about 1931. He married Hazel Watson. She was born in 1897. She died in 1979. Their children were: Lloyd Norman Wheeler –  He died in 1977. He married Marcella Tharp in 1945; Robert Wheeler –  He married Vera Buck in 1946. She died in Nov 1991. Wesley Mack Wheeler–  He died in 1981. He married Nellie Guffin in 1949.

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Lloyd Wheeler

Nora Wheeler-  She married ? Wardle.

Lola Mae Wheeler was born in 1885 in Nebraska. She married Fred Lynas in 1904. He was born in 1880 in Indiana.   1910 Census Cloud Co, Starr Twp, KS–Fred O. Lynas, head, male, white, age 34, married once, married 6 years,  born Indiana, parents born Indiana, speaks English,  farmer; Lola M. Lynas, wife,  age 25, married once, married 6 years, mother of one child, one child living,  born Nebraska, Father born Iowa, Mother born Ohio; Raymond, W., son,  age 4, single, born Kansas.

Fred Lynas and Lola Mae Wheeler had the following children: Dorothy Lynas was born on  September 16, 1917 in Miltonvale, Ks. She died on 16 Nov 1982 in Concordia, Ks. She married Albert Collins on 09 Dec 1937 in Concordia, Cloud Co, KS. He died on 26 Aug 1980 in Aurora, Cloud Co, KS. Raymond Lynas was born in 1906. He married  Gladys Manions.

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Lola and Nora Wheeler, daughters of Lemuel and Latisha Wheeler
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Lola and Fred Lynas, 1944. Lola is the daughter of Lemuel and Latisha Wheeler

Bessie Wheeler was born in 1887 in Nebraska. She married John Ferguson. He was born in 1884.  2nd marriage was to J.L. McKain.

1910 Census Oakland Twp, Cloud Co, KS — John Ferguson, head, male, white, age 26, married once, married 3 years,  born Kansas, Father born Ireland Eng., Mother born Illinois, speaks English, farmer; Bessie B. Dallen, wife, female, white, age 23, married once,  married for 3 years, mother of 2 children, 2 children still alive, born Nebraska, Father born Iowa, Mother born Indiana;  Lemuel Ferguson and William Ferguson, twins, sons, age 2 years, born Kansas; John Ferguson, Sr., uncle, male, white, age 67, single, born Ireland, England, parents both born Ireland Eng., speaks English.

1920 Census Oakland Twp, Cloud Co, KS, page 251–John Ferguson, head, owns home, male, white, age 35, married, born Kansas, Father born Ireland English, Mother born Illinois, farmer; Hattie, wife, female, white, age 39, married, born Kansas, parents both born United States; sons William and Lemuel Ferguson, twins, male, white, both age 11, born Kansas; Laurence Ferguson, son, male, 2 months old; Nita Cox, daughter, age 17.

John Ferguson and Bessie Wheeler had the following children: Velma Ferguson was born on June 1, 1910. She died on 04 Oct 1933. She married Walter M. Dickens on 25 Jun 1930. William Ferguson was born in 1908. Lemuel Ferguson was born in 1908.

Ada Maud Wheeler was born on 18 Oct 1889. She died on 23 Jan 1979 in Miltonvale, Ks. She married Nile Durkee on 06 Oct 1908 in Miltonvale, Kansas. He was born on 08 Apr 1881 in Aurora, Cloud Co, KS. He died on 15 Oct 1931 in Waterville, Marshall Co. Ks. Their children were Leona May Durkee, Emma Elvira Durkee, Gertrude Alzina Durkee.

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The Durkee Family

Obituary: Miltonvale Record, Miltonvale, Kansas.  Ada Maud Wheeler was born October 18 1889 to Lemuel Mack Wheeler and Emma L. Cain Wheeler at Morse Bluff, Nebr. and departed this life January 23, 1979 from her home in Miltonvale, Kans. Thus she lived to bless the world for 89 years 3 months and 5 days.  She was the seventh one of 9 children, all of whom with the exception of one sister, Mrs. Dell Dallen, have preceded her in death. The Wheeler family came to Kansas in January, 1903, locating on a farm in the Aurora area before moving to Miltonvale. Ada was united in marriage to Nile Durkee October 6 1908, in Miltonvale, Kans.  To this union were born three daughters who remain to cherish her memories. They are: Leona, Mrs. Raymond Ferguson of Blue Rapids, Kans.; Emma of Miltonvale, Kans.; and Gertrude, Mrs. L.M. Elgin, of Burlingame, Kans.  Besides her three daughters she is survived by 7 grandchildren, and  22 great grandchildren; and 9 great great grandchildren.  Other survivors include one sister, Mrs. Dell Dallen; one sister in law, Mrs. Hazel Thompson; many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.  The family lived near or in Miltonvale from 1908 to 1918 when they moved to Weskan, where they lived for 4 years before returning to Miltonvale where they lived until 1926. Then they moved to Marshall County and resided there until her husband, Nile, passed away, Oct 15, 1931.  Mrs. Durkee worked at various jobs until her daughters had left home to pursue their life’s activities. Then she studied nursing and received her diploma from the Chicago School of Nursing in 1946.  Funeral services were conducted at the F.C. Hill Memorial Church in Miltonvale on Jan 25, 1979.  Casket bearers were Gene Hansen, Marvin Lilliman, Dennis Hillan, Clarence Ming, William Lippe and Frank Hughes. Interment was in the Miltonvale Cemetery

Obituary: Miltonvale Record, October 22 1931 – Nile Durkee, who was the son of William and Harriet Durkee, was born at Aurora, Kansas, on April 8 1881, and departed this life at his late home at Waterville, Kansas, October 15 1931. Thus he lived to bless the world for fifty years, six months and seven days.   The most of his life was lived in Cloud County, and together with his family he lived four years in Wallace county and five years in Marshall County.  On October 6, 1908, he was united in marriage to Miss Ada Wheeler. To this union three daughters were born and remain to mourn their great loss. They are Mrs. Leona Ferguson, of Blue Rapids, Kansas, and Miss Emma and Miss Gertrude, who live with their mother at Waterville.  While living in Wallace county Mr. Durkee professed faith in Christ as his personal Savior and united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Weskan, Kansas. Mr. Durkee was an honest, industrious man, a good neighbor, a loving husband and father, and a man who had many friends who will greatly miss him. Besides the above named immediate family he is survived by two brothers, three sisters, a baby granddaughter and other more distant relatives.  Funeral services were held from the college chapel in Miltonvale, Kansas at 2:00 o’clock pm Sunday. Rev. R.W. Mack conducted the funeral, being assisted by Rev. Charles Walker, of the M.E. church and Prof. O.G. Wilson, of the college. Music was rendered by a quartet from the college. Six young lady friends of the family acted as flower girls, while six neighbors from Waterville were the pall bearers. The floral tributes were many and beautiful and the large attendance at the funeral attested the high esteem in which Mr. Durkee was held. Interment was made in the beautiful Miltonvale cemetery.

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Ada and Edna Della Wheeler, daughters of Lemuel and Latisha Wheeler

Edna Della Wheeler was born in 1892 in Nebraska. She married Joseph Emery Dallen in May 1910. He was born in 1887 in Kansas.

Census 1910 Starr Twp, Cloud Co KS — Joseph E. Dallen, head, male white, age 27, married once, married one month,  born Kansas, Father born Illinois, Mother born New York,  speaks English,  farmer; Edna D. Dallen, wife, female, white, age 18 married once, mother of no children, born Nebraska, Father born Indiana, Mother born Ohio, speaks English.

Joseph  Dallen and Edna Wheeler had the following children: Edwin Dallen who married Lola Brown in February 1939; William Dallen who married Bertha Ahrends.

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Edwin Dallen, son of Joseph and Edna Dallen
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