Since the news articles usually use initials rather than first names, here are the full names of Wheeler family members for the curious as well as for Internet search engines.
|John Collister Wheeler||Adaline Freeman|
|Children of John and Adaline||and their spouses|
|Edward Collister Wheeler||Ella C. Chase, Fannie DeClarke|
|Elmer Moses Wheeler||Emma Coon|
|Frederick Freeman Wheeler||Alice Amsden, Hattie Hall|
|Mary Elizabeth Wheeler||John Thomas Stewart|
|Clarence John Wheeler||Frances Selina Martin|
|Effie Rose Wheeler|
|Milton Irving Wheeler||Bertha Markley|
- Last night Mr. E. C. Wheeler, of the firm of Forbes & Wheeler, of this
city, was joined in marriage
with Miss Fannie DeClarke, daughter of Mr. T.
DeClarke, roadmaster of the O. & C. railroad, at his residence in East
Portland. The ceremony was performed by Rev. D. O. Ghormley of the
Presbyterian church. The attendants were Mr. C. M. Forbes and Miss Alma
Storey. Notable among the many presents were a silver tea set from the Oregon
Furniture Company and a tea set from members of Willamette Council of Chosen
Friends. The guests were: Captain and Mrs. N. S. Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Abell,
Dr. and Mrs. Nottage, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Bogart, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Underhill,
Mr. and Mrs. Lute McCormick, Professor and Mrs. R. K. Warren, Mr. and
Mrs. W. B. Marye, Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Colburn, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Burkhart,
Mrs. N. A. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Clough, Mrs. H. T. Bingham,
Mrs. A. Frush, Mrs. Dr. Charlton, Mr. G. Campbell of Roseburg, Miss Alice Campbell,
Mr. and Mrs. Cartwright of Snowden Springs, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Powers,
Mr. and Mrs. S. Bullock, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Wheeler, Dr. and Mrs. D. Raffety,
Mr. and Mrs. Fleming, Mrs. E. Dimick, the Misses Dimick, Mr. and Mrs. Samuels
of Corvallis, Mr. and Mrs. Barlow of Barlow's Station, Miss Mollie Barlow,
Mrs. W. Monteith of Albany, Miss Archie Monteith, Mrs. Mink, Mrs. Mattie Downing,
Miss Kate Pierce, Miss Susie Gould, Miss Beppie Knott, Miss Rebecca Knott,
Miss Kate Stewart, Miss Edith Bellinger, Miss Lizzie Irving, Miss Maggie Nicholson,
Miss Mary Daley, Messrs. H. D. McGuire, Dr. C. H. Wheeler, D. Solis Cohen,
W. M. Gregory, V. K. Strode, F. M. Cohn, J. T. Stewart, Al. McEwan, Eugene L. Thorpe,
Isaac Johnson of Astoria, J. W. Brown, Harlan McGuire, Capt. W. H. Robinson,
H. R. Hubbard, John M. Pittinger, T. B. Welch, A. B. Cox, W. H. Beharrell,
Jno. A. Desmond, Chas Monteith of Albany and W. H. Adams.
The set from Willamette Council was accompanied by the following memorial:
Portland, Or., Oct. 11, 1882.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Wheeler: Long life and happiness and many little troubles. Your personal friends in Willamette Council, No. 1, I.O.C.F., take great pleasure in presenting to you on this memorable occasion a slight token of their estimation of join value to the growth of our beautiful city this tea set. May your pathway be bright and untrammeled, and engraved only with the lines of honorable old age. Wishing you peace and happiness through life. We remain, your friends,
Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Abell, Mr. and Mrs. B. Gallick, Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Powers, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Peckham, Dr. C. H. Wheeler, F. M. Cohn, Prager Bros., H. M. Ogden, D. Solis Cohen.
- Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Wheeler have removed to their new residence just completed in this city, located on Eighth street, between G and H.
- J. T. Stewart, recorder, auditor and clerk, E. C. Wheeler and Thos. Welch departed by the Oregon for San Francisco. The former two go as delegates to the grand council, I.O.C.F.; the latter goes to collect a bill of $20. During the temporary absence of Mr. Stewart, Mr. John Hall will act as recorder, A. H. McEwan as auditor, and W. B. Welch as clerk. These substitutes, with the aid of assistants, it is expected, will be able to pull through. Mr. Hall, it is understood, is a candidate for mayor, and if this be true, he will probably use his present position as a stepping-stone to that coveted office.
- J. T. Stewart, Thos. Welch, F. L. Logan and E. C. Wheeler are passengers on the incoming steamer.
- Mr. E. C. Wheeler, who has been married a year and is still alive and happy, celebrated the event last evening, at his residence in this city, with a number of intimate friends, his wife and baby. They did the affair justice, though the latter did not seem to appreciate it.
- Forbes and Wheeler are putting up three residences (on the installment plan) in Proebstel's addition; and Cato Powell has also let the contract for three dwellings in the same locality.
- C. L. Spore has received contracts for building a foundation, 50x75 feet, on the water lot of J. T. Stewart, west side of Fifth street, between J and K, and for a one-store residence for Mr. Jones, corner Fourth and W.
- Mr. Clarence Wheeler and Miss Matie Wheeler, brother and sister of Mr. E. C. Wheeler, arrived here over the Northern Pacific Sunday evening from New York, to reside permanently. They are stopping at their brother's residence in this city.
- A party was given at Neppach's hall last evening, in honor of Mrs. E. C. Wheeler and Miss Mattie Wheeler, who are about to leave for a vacation.
- Mrs. E. C. Wheeler and Miss Mattie, her sister-in-law, left yesterday to visit the family of Mr. Samuels, at Corvallis.
- For the purpose of bringing together principal and teachers of school district No. 21, a pleasant social gathering occurred last evening at the residence of Mr. J. R. N. Sellwood, one of the directors, corner of Sixth and Stephen's streets, by whom the affair was arranged. Those present consisted of Prof. W. A. Wetzell, the new principal, and wife; Prof. Starr, Mr. and Mrs. Alford, Rev. John W. Sellwood and wife, Mrs. R. White, Mrs. J. A. McQuinn, Mrs. L. W. Toombs, Mr. and Mrs. Haskins, Miss Mary E. Wheeler, Miss Bloomer, Miss Eugenia Craig, Miss E. Gray, Mr. J. T. Stewart, Miss Sprague, Mr. Bloomer, Mr. J. J. Sellwood, and Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Beard. Mr. J. R. N. Sellwood made an address of welcome to principal and teachers, which was responded to by Prof. Wetzell and also by Mrs. Alford on behalf of the teachers. Prof. Starr the former principal, also responded briefly. Rev. John Sellwood, being called upon, made a few remarks bearing upon the moral influence of teachers upon their pupils. The evening was passed pleasantly in social converse interspersed with vocal and instrumental music. Mrs. Wetzell, Miss Wheeler and Mr. J. J. Sellwood being among those who contributed to the vocal exercises. Refreshments were among the good things of the evening and were enjoyed with a relish, indicating appreciation of the consideration of the host and hostess. Altogether the affair was exceptionably enjoyable throughout, and will long be remembered as such by those present.
- This morning R. L. Gillespie mounts the recorder's wool-sack for the first time and also assumes the duties of auditor and clerk. He has taken pains to acquaint himself with the duties of his position, and will fill it to the best of his ability, which no one questions. His predecessor in office, J. T. Stewart, steps down and out with colors flying. He occupied the position for about 28 months with credit to himself and honor to the city, and was nominated for a third term, but was defeated by an unexpected turn in the political kaleidoscope, not through any grievance arising out of his official conduct or ability. His efficiency and faithfulness as a public servant are unquestioned passports to business circles, and needs no better recommendation for any position he may be called upon to fill.
- J. T. Stewart was sworn in as city marshal yesterday.
- The following is the cast of characters for the play entitled "Among the Breakers," which will be given by the Library Aid Dramatic club at Neppach's hall, this evening: W. M. Killingsworth as David Murray, J. N. Sturm as Larry Devine, H. D. McGuire as Bruce Hunter, W. M. Simpson as Paragraph, E. C. Wheeler as Clarence, R. L. Gillespie as Scud, Mrs. Killingsworth as Mother Carey, Mrs. J. N. Sturm as Minnie Day, and Miss Mattie Wheeler as Biddy Bane. The hall has been fitted up with raised seats, and arrangements have been made to light the stage with gas. Prof. Navoni's orchestra has been engaged for the occasion. It is to be hoped that the hall will be filled, as the object for which the entertainment is given is a worthy one, namely: the establishment of a free library for East Portland.
- E. C. Wheeler, district deputy chief councillor, I.O.C.F., left yesterday to pay fraternal visits to the lodges at Albany and Corvallis. He is accompanied by his wife.
- Councilman E. C. Wheeler left by the Gilman excursion yesterday afternoon for the purpose of visiting his parents in Philadelphia. He will be absent about a month.
- Proposed New Fire Company
The undersigned, having organized as a fire company to be located in the third ward, will petition the common council at its next meeting to be granted a charter and given such aid as may be consistent and necessary: E. L. Thorp, J. A. Logan, W. B. Gibson, J. M. Payne, Ross Logan, H. G. Knott, C. K. Cranston, J. W. Sturm, J. W. Wiley, W. F. Mederhill, Chas. D. Mercer, Al Lambert, W. W. Peaslee, G. E. Edwards, C. J. Wheeler, W. E. Stranbal, L. A. Creitz, Harry Stutsman, W. S. Knott, Ken. West, T. Hurlburt, Robt. C. Harris, M. P. Blagen, J. H. Everest, John J. Sellwood, W. M. Owen.
- Those interested in the organization of a hose company in the Third ward met at the office of Logan & McGuire last evening. E. L. Thorp presided and C. J. Wheeler acted as secretary. A committee on constitution and by-laws was appointed to report at a meeting to be held next Monday evening, when it is proposed to effect a permanent organization. The committee consists of Joseph N. Sturm, C. K. Cranston, J. A. Logan, W. W. McGuire, C. J. Wheeler and Thomas Hurlburt.
- Among those who leave East Portland for the coast this morning are the following: Louis Nicolai, wife and family; A. K. Colburn, wife and family; Mrs. L. A. Patterson; Herman Wittenberg, wife and family; Rev. S. P. Wilson, Mrs. E. C. Wheeler and child, Miss Matie Wheeler, Mr. Clarence Wheeler, Mrs. J. M. Partlow, Mrs. Lillie Davis and daughter.
- [Petition] From J. T. Stewart, delinquent debtor for street improvement on Fifth street, between J and K, asking that he be allowed to settle in accordance with the compromise effected between property owners and the city; referred to the city attorney, to report the facts at next meeting.
- Arrived home from the East Portland camp last evening: Mrs. E. C. Wheeler and child, Miss Fortmiller and Thomas Welch. Left last evening for the East Portland camp: J. T. Stewart. To leave this morning: Daniel Banks and daughter-in-law and W. B. Welch.
- A grievous affliction came to Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Wheeler yesterday morning, when Alma, sole daughter of their home and hearts breathed her last. After a brief spell of fever a few weeks since, she was taken to the coast in the hope of being benefited by the change, but the result proved otherwise. A second attack was followed by another shortly after returning home, from which she never rallied. She was a beautiful and promising child of 2 years. The parents have the sympathy of all in their bereavement. Funeral services will be held at the residence on Eighth street, between G and H, to-day at 3 o'clock.
- Funeral services over the remains of the child of Mr. E. C. Wheeler were conducted at the residence yesterday by Rev. C. H. Hobart, and were followed to Lone Fir by a large cortege.
- At the regular meeting of Pioneer Engine company No. 1, last evening, it was decided to give the usual annual ball on New Year's Eve, and the following committee was appointed, with powers plenipotentiary: John H. Hall, C. B. Bartell, E. C. Wheeler, Geo. L. Peaslee, and F. S. Buchtel.
- The entertainment given by the Oxford League at the M. E. church last evening was well attended and very enjoyable. The programme was an excellent one and creditably rendered throughout. It was as follows: Recitation, "Say 'Thank You' to God," by Amy Gray; instrumental solo, "Faust," Emma Banks; duet, jubilee song, Mr. Floyd and daughter; piano solo, "The Mill," Retta Cougill; solo, "As you Like it," Miss Miller; address, "The Inebriate's Liberty," Professor W. Johnson of Vancouver; duet, Misses Emma Banks and Retta Cougill; reading, "The Battle," Professor Wetzell; being encored, he gave "The Creeds of the Bells;" male quartette, "The Harvest Moon," Messrs. S. Bullock, W. A. Wetzell, Miller and Josford; being encored they rendered "Dance by the Moonlight;" song, "Land o' the Leal," S. Bullock; duet, "Two Alpine Maids," Misses Mattie Wheeler and Agnes Watt (pupils of Mrs. Wetzell); being encored they repeated a portion of the same.
- W. Stewart, brother of J. T. Stewart, who resided here about a year ago, is lying seriously ill of consumption at San Jose, Cal., and his death may be expected at any time. In response to a dispatch, his brother left on last night's steamer in the hope of seeing him before the end arrives.
- A dispatch was received by E. C. Wheeler last evening stating that W. C. Stewart, who is prostrate with consumption at a hospital in Santa Clara county, Cal., was better. It will be remembered that his brother, J. T. Stewart, was summoned to his bedside a few days ago.
- The dispatch of Wednesday reporting that W. C. Stewart was better was followed by another yesterday afternoon, announcing his death. His malady being consumption, his improved feeling was known to be only transitory, and his death was not unexpected. He came to East Portland from Prince Edward island, his home, about two years ago. He remained here for about a year, being employed most of the time in the store of J. A. Newell. Leaving here he went to British Columbia and went to work as timekeeper on the Canadian Pacific. It was while employed in this capacity that he contracted a severe cold which developed into the dread disease from which there is no escape. He was an exemplary young man, and while in this city made many friends who will sincerely regret his premature taking off. His death took place near San Jose, Santa Clara county, Cal., his brother, J. T. Stewart, of East Portland, being present at the time. He will probably be buried at the place of his death.
- Mr. J. T. Stewart, who was recently summoned to California through the fatal sickness of his brother, is a passenger on the incoming steamer.
- Miss Ada Coburn, Miss Martin, and Ed. Powell, who are attending the university at Eugene, came down yesterday to spend the holidays.
- License to wed was issued to J. T. Stewart and Mary E. Wheeler.
- Miss Frances Martin, who has been attending the state university at Eugene since last September, has returned home to remain.
- Those interested in forming a Woman's Relief corp as an auxiliary to Sumner
post, No. 12, G.A.R., met last evening and organized by the election of the
Senior vice president
Junior vice president
Mrs. M. Cougill
Miss Clara Martin
Mrs. Jennie Smith
Mrs. Susan Guilt
Mrs. Lizzie Gilson
Miss Frankie Martin
Miss Hattie Ross
Miss Mamie Gamen
Mrs. Ellen Payne
- The Albany, N. Y. Evening Post contains the following relative to a brother of councilman E. C. Wheeler, of this city: "At a meeting of the Prohibition club held last night, Fred F. Wheeler was placed in nomination for mayor. Mr.Wheeler is a young man, known as chairman of the state committee of the prohibition party. He is a live business man, and the proprietor of the well known furniture depot, 98 South Pearl street. He will poll all the votes cast by the prohibition party in April."
- Pioneer engine company No. 1 elected the following corps of officers: President, J. H. Hall; secretary H. H. Holmes; treasurer, W. B. Welch; foreman, Charles Fernan; first assistant, J. W. Exon; second assistant, F. Buchtel; delegates, Henry Meyer, E. C. Wheeler and W. G. Kerns; auditing committee, J. T. Stewart, Frank Payne and G. B. Fimpel. The newly elected president, taking the chair, announced that he would appoint the standing committees at the next regular meeting. On motion a committee of three, composed of E. C. Wheeler, A. H. McEwan and Frank Buchtel, was appointed to ascertain the advisability of the company joining the State Firemen's association.
- Mrs. Mary E. Stewart's room (4th and 5th grades) -- Forty pupils are enrolled in this department, and appear to be among the brightest in the district. They carry the banner for the least tardiness. Mrs. Stewart gave her scholars several intricate problems in multiplication and addition of fractions, but the solutions were quickly forthcoming in every instance. Several specimens of maps drawn from memory were examined, many of them indicating a thorough training in outline geography. Mrs. Stewart is one of the most popular and thorough preceptors in the city, and is greatly beloved by her pupils.
- Lawn Party at Justice Bullock's
The residence of Prof. and Mrs. S. Bullock, corner Third and D streets, was last evening the scene of a pleasant gathering in honor of Miss Carrie Beveridge, of San Francisco. The lawn was beautifully decorated with Chinese lanterns, and refreshment tables were set, upon which an elegant repast of ice cream, strawberries, cake, etc., was served. The moments were enlivened with music by the Willamette Cornet band and the Harmonica club. Dancing on the lawn, social games and chat made up an evening of delightful entertainment. Following is a list of those present: Miss Carrie Beveridge, Miss Mollie Knott, Miss Eva Fernau, Miss Mamie Mayo, Miss Arie Underhill, Miss Sadie Underhill, Miss Frankie Martin, Miss Fannie Bullock, Miss Mamie Martin, Wilbur Ward, Milo Ward, Joseph W. Beveridge, George Knott, Charles Bullock, James Penny, Everett Bullock, H. Miser, Wm. F. Underhill, Harry Knott, Fred Bullock, Clarence Wheeler, Ross Logan, Walter Strauhal, Walter Knott, Robert McEwan, Al Kadderly.
- The board of directors of school district No. 21 met last evening and elected
the following teachers for the coming year:
Central School Eighth grade
Fourth and fifth grades
Third and fourth grades
Miss M. E. Buxton
Mrs. A. L. Haskins
Mrs. F. E. Alford
Miss Ella McBride
Mrs. J. T. Stewart
Miss Esther Goodman
Miss Mila Hill
Miss Anna Gray
Miss Carrie Ross
- E. C. Wheeler and A. B. Cox will go to Yaquina bay to-morrow on business and pleasure.
- At a regular meeting of Home Council No. 2, Independent Order United Friends, held at the residence of Mr. J. T. Stewart Tuesday evening, the following recently elected officers were duly installed: W. M. Watson, C. C.; J. E. Boynton, V. C.; J. T. Stewart, secretary; Mrs. E. Dunning, financier; F. S. Dunning, treasurer; Mrs. Hersha, prelate; Mrs. Wheeler, marshal; Mrs. D. M. Long, warden; J. N. Strum, sentry; J. S. Hersha, guard. After the ceremony of installation the members spent a very pleasant hour in social converse, games, etc.
- Mrs. J. T. Stewart had a narrow escape from a terrible death on Tuesday at the East Portland camp on North Beach. While preparing breakfast over a sheet iron camp stove her apron caught fire, and the blaze communicating to her dress, she was in an instant enveloped in flames. Luckily she had presence of mind to seize a blanket and wrap herself therein, thus smothering the fire. No one was present at the time, Mr. Stewart having just gone out. The lady was quite painfully burned on the left arm and hand.
- This afternoon the East Portland string band will leave on the Olympian for Tinkerville. Following is the personnel of the band: H. Miser, C. Bullock, C. J. Wheeler, W. Strahard, James Penny, Thos. Lyniff, Fred Bullock and Ed. Grass. They will furnish music on the trip and play for a dance at Tinker's hall to-night.
- Yesterday the East Portland water company held their annual meeting for the election of officers for the ensuing year. The following were elected: Joseph Burkhard, president; C. M. Forbes, vice-president; W. W. McGuire, treasurer; J. T. Stewart, secretary and collector; H. P. McGuire, superintendent; directors, Joseph Burkhard, C. M. Forbes, H. P. McGuire and W. W. McGuire.
- Mr. J. T. Stewart of this city has been appointed by Gov. Moody a notary public for Oregon.
- Forbes & Wheeler, 245 First street--This firm is composed of C. M. Forbes and E. C. Wheeler. They make picture frames and upholstered work. They intend to increase their business this year. They employ at present six men.
- At a meeting of the board of fire delegates held last evening, a committee of three was appointed to wait on the council and Col. S. R. Harrington, legislative delegate, and ask that the fire department be allowed a one-half mill tax for fire purposes. Ed Wheeler was appointed a committee of one to procure badges for the new chief and assistants. The board gave their unanimous consent for the completion of Grant engine house. Mr. Brightup resigned from the board and the treasurership, and Mr. Miner was elected to fill the vacancy.
- Yesterday was the second day of the exhibition of the North Pacific Poultry,
Pigeon and Pet Stock association, which was opened Monday in the old Transfer
company building, on the southwest corner of Stark and Second streets. Some of
the largest breeders of fine thoroughbred chickens are represented. Breeders
have been importing largely from the East, and as they take great interest in
their association, the exhibit is very fine and well worthy of a visit. The
coops are all new, clean, and so constructed and placed that the best possible
sight of the birds can be easily had. Following is a complete list of
exhibitors and exhibits:
E. C. Wheeler, East Portland--1 trio of light Brahmas, 1 pair young light Brahmas, 1 breeding pen Wyandottes, 1 pair W. F. Black Spanish, 1 trio Plymouth Rocks, 1 pair Homing Antwerp Pigeons, 1 pair Turbots, 1 pair Owls, 1 pair Jacobins, 1 pair pointers, 1 trio black breasted Red Game Bantams.
- Following is a copy of a letter to Mr. J. T. Stewart, asking the he accept
the place of school director in district No. 21. It has been signed by the
leading citizens of East Portland:
To J. T. Stewart, Esq.--We the undersigned residents and tax-payers of school district No. 21 in the city of East Portland, respectfully request and urge that you accept the position of school director for said district for the ensuing term. Having explicit confidence in your honesty and integrity, we deem it to the best interests of the district that you accept the same. Very respectfully, A. J. Knott, Gus. Strube, C. M. Rankin, John J. Kadderly, W. B. Welch, G. E. Nottage, L. A. Patterson, L. K. McCormac, J. A. Logan, J. B. Landis, M. F. Culver, A. B. Cox, H. Listmann, H. Burnett, Thos. L. Sagar, J. G. Gruner, H. C. Hill, W. S. Gordon, John Kenworthy, I. D. Driver, Jos. Burkhard, E. C. Brigham, W. P. Cameron, C. P. Fortmiller, Frank Bede, G. L. Peaslee, Geo. Linville, Fred Kindorf, W. Hahn, F. A. Neidermark, Samuel L. Long, C. Peddicord, O. R. Buckman, and 123 others.
- J. T. Stewart's answer -- To A. J. Knott, Gus. Strube, John Kenworthy, H. C. Hill and others, citizens and taxpayers of school district No. 21: Gentlemen--In reply to your petition published in THE OREGONIAN of Saturday last requesting me to become candidate for the office of director at the coming election, I will state that if a majority of the electors in said district see fit to elect me to the said office, I will accept and serve district to the best of my ability. Respectfully, J. T. STEWART.
- The election of school director and clerk passed off yesterday very quietly, and resulted in the choice of J. T. Stewart as director and George Perry as clerk. Mr. Stewart's majority was 68. There was no one up in opposition to Mr. Perry for clerk. Ladies voted quite generally, more so, perhaps, than on former occasions. Between Judge Wait and Mr. Stewart it was hard to make choice, both being especially fitted for the duties of director, and both fully informed as to the requirements of the district. As the choice has fallen upon Mr. Stewart, we may say of him, as we could have said of Judge Wait had he been elected, there is every reason to expect that he will serve the district conscientiously.
- Pioneer Engine company elected the following officers last night:
E. A. Scofield
W. B. Gilson
E. C. Wheeler
John H. Hall
E. C. Beard
W. B. Welch
E. C. Wheeler
J. B. Pape
W. H. Bartel
J. J. Kadderly
E. C. Ferguson
W. B. Gilson
representatives to the board of fire delegates
- The city republican convention was held last evening in the council chamber.
. . .
Mr. Bancroft nominated E. C. Wheeler for mayor. On motion the secretary was instructed to cast the ballot of the convention for Mr. Wheeler, there being no other nominations.
Mr. Wheeler was loudly called for and responded in a very happy manner, thanking the convention for the honor being conferred upon him.
- Last night the friends of the new mayor, Mr. E. C. Wheeler, headed by a brass band, marched to his residence and gave him a serenade. On being called on Mr. Wheeler thanked his friends for the honor they had conferred on him by the call. He would endeavor to conduct the affairs of the city in such a way that he would retain their respect. At the conclusion of his remarks Judge J. K. Wait was called on, and in a few remarks congratulated the mayor elect upon his election, and the republican party upon its success. He said he felt that in the election of Mr. Wheeler the party had made a good selection in that they had chosen an active man, and one in whose hands the city would grow and prosper. The large crowd then dispersed.
- Mayor E. C. Wheeler and family are expected back from Ashland to-day.
- Mrs. E. C. Wheeler started for the sounding sea yesterday morning.
- Mayor E. C. Wheeler and family came home from the seashore, where they have been for this past week.
- Mr. Elmer M. Wheeler, brother of Mayor Wheeler, arrived in this city yesterday from Albany, New York, over the Canadian Pacific. He comes to remain, and takes a position with Walter Bros., of Portland.
- Mayor Wheeler goes to Pendleton this afternoon on business, to remain a few days.
- Forbes & Wheeler, the new furniture dealers, whose store is on Main street, in the Association block, are now ready for business. It is the remark of every passer by that this is one of the finest furniture stores in the State, not even excelled by those of the big cities. The firm carry a large stock of furniture, carpets, oil cloths and every article usually found in a first-class establishment of this kind. Forbes & Wheeler have been in business in Portland for several years and are young men of energy and enterprise. Hearing of the progressive nature of Pendleton they determined to visit it with a view to opening a branch store. They were so pleased with the town that it only took a few hours for them to determine that this was the place for them to locate, so the branch was started, with Mr. E. M. Wheeler in charge. It is the firm's intention to start other branch stores in the best towns east of the mountains.
- E. M. Wheeler, brother of Mayor Wheeler, has been placed in charge of the branch house at Pendleton recently established at that point by the firm of Forbes and Wheeler.
- Mrs. E. C. Wheeler and Mrs. J. T. Stewart will visit relatives in New Jersey in a few weeks
- Mrs. J. T. Stewart, Mrs. T. C. Powell and Mrs. E. C. Wheeler have started for the Eastern states on a visit to relatives and friends.
- Mayor Wheeler and J. T. Stewart leave for the East to-morrow. They will be absent about a month. Returning they will bring back their families who went East several months ago.
- Mayor Wheeler and J. T. Stewart and their families have returned from the East.
- MARRIED -- At the residence of the bride's father, Miss Frankie S. Martin to Mr. C. J. Wheeler, Rev. D. O. Ghormley officiating. No cards.
- Mayor Wheeler left last night for a trip to Pendleton and Spokane Falls, returning by way of the Sound. Being somewhat broken in health, he will travel about until he receives some improvement.
- Mayor Wheeler returned from Pendleton yesterday where he has been for about ten days. He is much improved in health. It was his intention to go to the sound over the Northern Pacific, but he changed his plans, and will go there direct in a few days.
- Mayor E. C. Wheeler was confined to his residence on I street most of all last week, and was threatened with fever, but the attack was warded off. He was sitting up yesterday, but was quite feeble. He was taken down soon after returning from Pendleton.
- The improvement of Mayor Wheeler, mentioned a few days ago, was not permanent, and now he is in a very precarious condition. A consultation of attending physicians will be held this morning in his case. Although the case is a serious one, the best is hoped for.
- Mayor Wheeler passed a very good day yesterday, and is thought to show substantial improvement.
- While Mr. Wheeler's condition is evidently very critical, his physician has hopes that he will pull through. He is much worse at night than during the day. The bright and cheerful sunshine seems to have a beneficial effect.
- Dr. Wigg stated last night that Mr. E. C. Wheeler will probably be removed to Pendleton, starting there this afternoon. The change is contemplated for the reason the air is much lighter there than here. During the day Mr. Wheeler gets along, but at night when the air becomes heavy he becomes worse. It is thought he can be removed to Pendleton in safety. Mr. Wheeler has always been a public-spirited citizen, and has the sympathies of every one.
- Mayor E. C. Wheeler, who has been ill, was removed to Pendleton last night, in charge of Mr. J. T. Stewart and Mrs. Wheeler. It is to be hoped he will get through in safety. He will arrive there this morning at 7 o'clock, and as his friends on both sides of the river are very much concerned about him, Mr. Stewart will telegraph Dr. Wigg, his physician, immediately on his arrival there.
- Mr. J. T. Stewart returned yesterday morning from Pendleton, where he accompanied Mr. E. C. Wheeler Friday night. Mr. Stewart stated that the mayor stood the trip very well and in reality passed the night on the train even better than for some time previous. Arriving in Pendleton Saturday morning a carriage was in waiting and he was at once conveyed to a farm house, some five miles distant from Pendleton. The sudden change and the excitement consequent upon the removal had a rather weakening effect, and until 12 o'clock Saturday night he had a bad time, experiencing great difficulty in breathing. After that hour he fell into a refreshing sleep, waking up Sunday morning in a much improved condition and in better spirits. Mr. Stewart left him at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, and up to that time he had spent the day almost entirely free from inconvenience in breathing. There is a great hope that when he is heard from again he will have made substantial progress in the direction of improvement.
- A note was received from Pendleton Monday in which it was stated that Mr. E. C. Wheeler was improving, but yesterday morning a dispatch was sent to Dr. Wigg, his physician in this city, containing the intelligence that he was worse and that other unfavorable symptoms had made their appearance. The weather was cold and rainy at the time the dispatch was sent from Pendleton. The dispatch was from Mrs. Wheeler. It is expected more details will be received to-day by mail. Dr. Wigg telegraphed Mrs. Wheeler that if the unfavorable symptoms continue Mr. Wheeler had better be brought to East Portland. It may be considered that his condition is very precarious and his recovery doubtful.
- Mr. E. C. Wheeler came back from Pendleton yesterday, arriving on the train about 7:40 in the evening. He was accompanied by Mrs. Wheeler. His condition has not changed much.
- Mayor E. C. Wheeler, who has been sick with heart disease for the past four
months, died yesterday afternoon at the residence of J. T. Stewart, at 1:15.
Mr. Wheeler has been a resident of East Portland for about ten years, during
which time he was a member of the city council one term, and has been mayor for
the past two years. His term for the latter office would have expired
Mr. Wheeler was 35 years of age, and he leaves a wife and child. The city hall and engine houses have been draped in mourning out of respect to him.
The funeral will take place to-morrow at 10 A.M., from the residence of J. T. Stewart, Fourth and A. The remains will be conveyed to Lone Fir cemetery for interment.
It is expected that the business houses will be closed between 9 A.M. and 1 P.M. to-morrow in accordance with the request of the president of the common council.
- There was a regular meeting of the city council last night, with President
Merrick in the chair.
The president of the council announced that the city was without a mayor, and that it was the duty of the council to elect a mayor to fill out the unexpired term of the late E. C. Wheeler.
The council then proceeded to elect N. B. Crane mayor for the unexpired term.
Mr. Crane was notified of his election, and he was sworn in and took his seat.
When Mr. Crane was found by the committee who was sent out to notify him of his election, he had no intimation whatever what was wanted of him, and when escorted into the council chamber, was astonished beyond measure when the recorder commanded him to raise his right hand and be sworn in as mayor of the city of East Portland until July 1.
- A Regular Meeting of the Board of Fire Delegates.
WHEREAS, The Great Chief of the universe has called to eternal duty our fellow firemen and esteemed municipal ruler, E. C. Wheeler, and
WHEREAS, We desire to express our sincerest sorrow upon the loss we have sustained in the transfer to another department of one we universally respected and mourn, therefore be it
Resolved, That the board of fire delegates of the city of East Portland does most sincerely express the loss we feel in the absence from our midst of one whom we could look to for counsel and aid when the need was greatest, and on whom we always could rely, and
Resolved, That we tender his bereaved family our most heartfelt sympathy in their affliction and deepest hour of grief.
- The many friends of Clarence J. Wheeler, formerly with Walter Bros., will be pleased to hear that he has associated himself with C. M. Forbes in the furniture business established by his brother, the late Mayor E. C. Wheeler.
- Mr. Elmer Wheeler of Pendleton, has purchased a residence site at Mount Tabor, and will shortly commence the erection of a dwelling thereon.
- DIED -- Wheeler -- In this city, June 29, Adaline Freeman Wheeler, mother of Elmer M. and Clarence J. Wheeler and Mrs. J. T. Stewart. Funeral from the residence of her son Clarence, 17th and Clay sts. Holladay's add., this Wednesday, July 1, at 3:30 P. M. Friends are invited.
- Ex-Mayor Stewart says the affairs of East Portland were in good shape when
consolidation took effect. During the past two years, says he, the council has
devoted its time to the improvement of the city. It has spent $250,000 for
street work, and established a water and light service. These improvements
have encouraged people to make their homes in the city. The council has been
severely criticised for not having provided a system of sewerage, which is
sadly needed, and defends itself by answering that the old charter vested it
with no such authority.
. . .East Portland gives Portland a clean financial statement. She will turn over about $150,000 in cash, including what is in the treasury and the amount realized from the sale of water and electric light bonds.
- Mr. Milton I. Wheeler and Miss Bertha Markley, both of Hood River, were united in the bonds of matrimony at the residence of the groom's brother, Mr. C. J. Wheeler 657 Broadway, this city, Thursday evening, December 10, 1896, at 8 o'clock. Rev. J. L. Hershner, of Hood River, pronounced the happy pair husband and wife, using the brief but beautiful and impressive marriage form of the Congregational church. Only immediate relatives were present, who witnessed the ceremony in the front parlor, which was tastefully decorated with a choice selection of ferns. After a wedding tour of about ten days, Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler will return to Hood River, where they will reside.
- Wheeler-- In Los Angeles, Cal., April 7, John C. Wheeler, aged 79 years. Father of Mrs. Mary Stewart of Berkeley, Cal.; Clarence J. Wheeler and the late E. C. Wheeler, of Portland.
- Edward Martin, a well-known Portland resident, died at 6 o'clock yesterday
morning at his residence, 1170 Ivon street, after a long illness. Cancer was
the cause of his death. He was born March 13, 1831, in Philadelphia, where he
resided until 1854, after which he removed to Chicago. In 1861 he enlisted as
a private in Company E. Fifty-seventh Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and rose to
the rank of First Lieutenant. After the war Lieutenant Martin engaged in the
business of stair-building in Chicago until 1877, when he came to Portland. He
had resided here continuously since that time, being engaged in stair-building
and also sash and door manufacturing under the firm name of E. & J. A. Martin.
He retired 10 years ago from active business.
Mr. Martin was a member of Washington lodge, A.F. and A.M.; Sumner Post, G.A.R., and A.O.U.W. He is survived by a widow and four children by his first wife: Edward E. Martin, Mrs. C. I. Carpenter and Mrs. C. J. Wheeler, of Portland, and Mrs. F. R. Bullock, of Anacortes, Wash.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Dunning's chapel, East Sixth and East Alder streets.
- Mr. Clarence J. Wheeler--Who has been identified with the furniture and carpet business of Portland for the last 25 years, is now connected with the I. F. Powers Furniture Co., where he will be pleased to welcome his friends and customers.
- Thomas Wheeler Stewart, son of ex-mayor J. T. Stewart, of East Portland, died suddenly yesterday
in San Francisco according to word received in Portland by his uncle, C. J. Wheeler.
The cause is not known.
Mr. Stewart was the only son of J. T. and Mary Stewart, who left Portland about 20 years ago for Berkeley, where they made their home. Mr. Stewart was 25 years old and was married. A sister, Mrs. D. P. Boothe, lives at Berkeley.
- A. B. Cox, for 37 years an employee of the railway mail service, died yesterday at 3 A.M. at his home in Rose City Park. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Fannie De Clark Cox, who was, before her marriage to Mr. Cox, the widow of the late Edward Wheeler, a former Mayor of East Portland. Mr. Cox died at the age of 64. He was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., and came to Portland in his youth. He is prominently identified with the early history of East Portland, where he was postmaster at one time. During his employ in the railway mail service he made the run between Portland and Pocatello. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 P.M. at Dunning's chapel, under the auspices of Oddfellows' Lodge, interment in Lone Fir Cemetery.
- Mrs. M. E. Stewart is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence J. Wheeler of Irvington. Mrs. Wheeler entertained at a bridge luncheon early in the week for the visitor. Mrs. Stewart will be remembered as Matie Wheeler.
- Mrs. Fannie Wheeler Cox, for many years a resident of Portland, died yesterday morning in Santa Monica, Cal., according to a telegram received by friends from her son, John Wheeler. Funeral services will be held in Santa Monica at 2 P. M. tomorrow, with interment at Sierra Madre. Mrs. Cox lived here nearly all her life until shortly after the war, when she moved to California to be with her son.
- Funeral services for Clarence J. Wheeler, 70, retired salesman for Powers Furniture company, who died at Long Beach, Wash., Monday, will be held at 10 a. m., Friday, in Finley's chapel. Interment at Lone Fir cemetery will be private. Mr. Wheeler had been in Long Beach a month when he died. He lived here at 1801 Northeast Broadway. Surviving are his widow, Frances M. Wheeler; two sons, Chester A. and Dr. Collister Wheeler, Portland, and a brother, Milton I. Wheeler, Los Angeles.
- Frances Selena Martin Wheeler, a resident of Portland for 70 years, died Thursday night in her home at 1801 N. E. Broadway, which she had occupied for the last 58 years. The funeral will be Monday at 1 p. M. in the Morninglight chapel of J. P. Finley & Son. Born in Chicago March 4, 1867, she was married in Portland October 18, 1888, to the late Clarence J. Wheeler. Surviving relatives include two sons, Chester A. Wheeler and Dr. Collister Wheeler of Portland, four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
- Funeral services for E. C. Wheeler, mayor of East Portland, calls to mind two of the many things that distinguished the city of 1889 from that of later years: willingness to discommode many persons in thoughtful consideration for grief, and the incredible noise of the Portland & Vancouver railroad. Because services were held at the home of J. T. Stewart on 4th and A (now N. E. Union and Glisan) and the snorting locomotive ran along 4th, service on the line simply was discontinued for an hour.
see also: News of East Portland, 1880's