Gladden Family - Ourfolk

Altie Garver Gladden (Wheeler) 1 MAR 1887 - MAY 1973

Altie was born on 1 MAR 1887 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., Ind. and died on MAY 1973 in Carmel, Indiana and was buried on 21 MAY 1973 in Crown Hill - sec 104 lot 189 .
She was the daughter of Charles Smth Gladden (FEB 1860 - 11 AUG 1929) and Myrtle Chapman (Gladden) (5 FEB 1869 - 11 SEP 1889).

Altie was married to Homer Henderson Wheeler on 5 APR 1905 in Memphis, Tenn..

Homer was born on 8 NOV 1872 in Adyeville, Perry Co., Ind. and died on 3 JUL 1945 (age: 72) in Philadelphie, PA and was buried in Crown Hill - sec 58 lot 5 .
He was the son of William R Wheeler (B: 15 APR 1826) and Mary Jane Hall (Wheeler) (B: 1831).
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 ParentsGrand Parents  
Alfred H Gladden (B: AUG 1833)
Charles Smth Gladden (FEB 1860 - 11 AUG 1929)
Martha Jane Faucett (Gladden) (B: DEC 1835)
Altie Garver Gladden (Wheeler)
John W Chapman (APR 1838 - AUG 1869)
Myrtle Chapman (Gladden) (5 FEB 1869 - 11 SEP 1889)
Mary E McCormick (Garver) (9 JAN 1851 - 2 APR 1911)


S1 DAR Application - Altie Gladden Wheeler

- Homer was born on 8 NOV 1872 in Adyeville, Perry Co., Ind. and died on 3 JUL 1945 (age: 72) in Philadelphie, PA

- Homer was born on 16 JAN 1907

- William was born on 11 MAR 1909 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died in Indianapolis, Ind

- Charles was born on 1915/1916 in Indiana

- Charles was born on FEB 1860 in Indiana and died on 11 AUG 1929 in Memphis, Tn

- Myrtle was born on 5 FEB 1869 and died on 11 SEP 1889 (age: 20)

-- Altie --
lived at 5058 N. Illinois in Indianapolis in 1917.

Altie: Wedding - The Commercial Appeal - Memphis, Tennessee - 09 Apr 1905

Wedding - The Commercial Appeal - Memphis, Tennessee - 09 Apr 1905

Homer: Dr. Homer H. Wheeler Dies; Rites Tomorrow
(Indianapolis News July 4, 1945 and
Indianapolis Start July 4, 1945)

Dr. Homer H. Wheeler, 73 years old, Indinapolis physician,
died yesterday in Philidelphia where he had gone for treatment after a short illness.

Dr. Wheeler, who resided at the Columbia Club, was a member of the surgical staffs
of the Methodist, St, Vincen's and City Hospitals. He was assistant professor of surgery at the
Indiana University School of Medicine from 1907 to 1937.

Dr. Wheeler was graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Indiana School of Medicine, in 1897 after which he did post graduate work in Europe as well as in the United States.

Dr. Wheeler was born in Adyville, Perry County, Nov 8, 1872, and
belonged to a pioneer family of southern Indiana.

Among his professional affiliations were membership in the American Medical Association,
American College of Surgeons,
Indiana Medical Association,
the national Gastroenterological Society,
and the American Proctological Society.
He had written several theses for these societies.

Dr. Wheeler was also a member of the Indiana
Society of Pioneers,
Kiwanis Club,
Phi Beta Pi medical fraternity,
Mystic Tie Lodge No. 398,
F. & A. M.,
Ancient Accepted Scottush Rite and
the Murat Shrine.
He was a member of the Tabernacle
Presbyterian Church and active in the
Paul Coble Post of the American Legion.

He served in World War I as a captain in the Medical Corps
of the United States Army.

Dr. Wheeler is survved by a son,
Sgr. Garver Wheeler;
a brother Dr. John T. Wheeler;
one grandson and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted
by Dr. Roy Ewing Vale,
pastor of Tabermacle Presbyterian Church
at 4 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon in the Flanner & Buchanan Morturary.

Private burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Altie: (Indianapolis Star, April 8, 1911)
Mrs. Homer H. Wheeler,
a daughter and the only heir at law,
will receive the estate of the late Mary E. Gavin,
which aggegates aproximately $400,000.
The bulk of the estate is a 200-acre tract of land
near White River and North Illinois street.
Mrs. Gavin left no will.
Homer H. Wheeler was appointed administrator by Judge Frank B. Ross of Probate Court.


This article has mispelled Mary E. Garver's name as Gavin, and represented Alte as her daughter rather than grand-daughter.

Altie's Grandmother was Mary E. McCormick who married John Chapman, and then Mathias Garver.
This Mary E. Garver was the 'Mary E. Gavin' in this newspaper article. All of Mary Garver's
children died before she did on April 2, 1911.

-- Homer --
In the 1916 Indianapolis Blue Book there is a listing for Homer H. Wheeler and Altie Gladden Wheeler
at 1832 North Capitol Avenue - members of the Indianapolis Mannerchoir.
City directories 1916-1920 - Homer H. Wheeler, physician, offices in . Indpls.;
home from 1914-1916, 1832 N. Capitol; 1917-18, 5858 N. Illinois,
same in 1919 but no business address; 1920 5256 N. Illinois and office @ 311 Hume Mansur Bldg.

Homer: Hume Mansor Building

23 East Ohio Street, at Pennsylvania Street, SW corner on Monument Circle.
11 Stories.

'This terra-cotta structure was known for its distinctive glass-enclosed rooftop gallery. It was demolished in 1980 to make way for the current tallest in Indianapolis, the Bank One Tower'


Altie: Mrs. Wheeler Dies; of Pioneer Family
(Indianapolis News May 23, 1973) and
Indianapolis Start May 23, 1973)

Private graveside servides for Mrs. Altie Gladden Wheeler, 86, a descendant of one of
Indianapolis's first settlers were held in Crown Hill Cemetary.

Mrs. Wheeler died Sunday at Hoosier Village near Zionsville.

She was the great-great-graddaughter of James McCormick, who came to
what is now Indianapolis in 1820. He came to the area with his brother John but had to return to Virginia for his
wife, thus giving John the honor of being the first settler in Indianapolis.
They built a cabin near White River and Fall Creek.

Mrs. Wheeler was a native of Indianapolis and was instrumental in the platting and selling of
lots of the farm of her grandfather, Matthias Garver.
North Butler Terrace, a section west of Illinois and south of the canal, was sold
before World War II, and Meridian Kessler terrace, north of the canal on both sides
of Meridian was sold after the war.

She was quite proud of the fact that members of her family had served in every
war the United States fought from the American revolution through World War II.

Mrs. Wheller was president of the Artificial Ice and Cold Storage CO. and Commercial Fuel Co. when the firm was sold in the early 1930's tothe Indiana Ice and Fuel Company.

She was a graduate of Miss Higbee's FInishing School for Young Women in Memphis, Tenn.

She was a Gold Star mother, Mrs. Wheeler was a former president of the auxiliary of the
Paul Coble American Legion and was a member of the Daughters of the American revolution.

Survivers - son Garver Wheeler of Carmel: sisters: Miss Adelaide Gladden of Memphis and Mrs. J. O. Hincken
of Litchfield Ill.

Homer: Census: 1920 Indianapolis, Marion Co. - 5256 N. Illinois St.(ED 20, sheet 18, line 31)
Homer H. Wheeler; head;45;Md; b.IN; IN;IN;Internist - Stomach
Alti G. Wheeler; wife;33 ;Md;b. IN; IN;IN
H. Henderson Wheeler; son;S;13; IN; IN;IN
Wm. G. Wheeler; son;10; S;IN IN;IN
Chas G Wheeler;. son;4 8/12 ;S;IN IN;IN
Fanny McCormick Miller; aunt; 57;Wd; IN IN;IN

Altie: Birth Index IN 1850 - 1920
GLADDEN, f w b. 3/1/1887 Marion Co. H2-359 of Chas. S. & M. Chapman.

-- Homer --
Member of the Indiana Historical Society in 1930. (Ref: Centennial Handbook.)

Fanny McCormick Miller, was Altie Wheeler's Great Aunt - the sister of her Grandmother, Mary McCormick.

Homer and Altie were apparently divorced at the time of his death in 1945.

Altie: from SSN Death Records
Birth Date: 1 Mar 1887
Death Date: May 1973
Social Security Number: 306-48-4779
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Indiana
Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 46032
Localities: Carmel, Hamilton, Indiana

Granddaughter - Margaret - 1968 - Margaret was born on 21 AUG 1947 in Indianapolis, Ind.

- Alfred was born on ABT 1895

- Adelaide was born on 10 DEC 1900 in Tenn

- Martha was born on 13 JUL 1903 in Memphis, Tenn and died on 25 AUG 1996 (age: 93) in Midland, Tx

- Wallace was born on 1878/1879 in Indiana and died on 1913 in Indiana

- Stirling was born on 20 FEB 1895

- Otis, Jr was born on 7 NOV 1898

- Alfred was born on AUG 1833 in Indiana

- Martha was born on DEC 1835 in Indiana

- John was born on APR 1838 and died on AUG 1869

- Mary was born on 9 JAN 1851 in Indianapolis, Indiana and died on 2 APR 1911 (age: 60) in Indianapolis, Indiana

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