1835–1919

June 21, 1835 (her tombstone says 1843), near Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, Wales.

Spring Forest Ce­me­te­ry, Binghamton, New York.

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When Wheeler was six years old, her family emigrated to America, settling in Binghamton, New York. She excelled in composition, and began to write for publication at an early age. At first she wrote more poetry than prose.

Before marriage, she was principal of the largest high school in Binghamton. In 1858, she married Henry Wheeler, who as of 1893 was serving in the Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia, Conference of the Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Church.

Wheeler served as president of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society of Phil­a­del­phia; as a national evangelist for the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union; was a member of the National Lecture Bureau of Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and in 1891 was appointed superintendent of the World’s Woman’s Christian Temperance Union Mission. Her works in­clude:

  1. Sing and Pray!
  2. Brother, Look Out o’er the Fields
  3. Calling for You
  4. He Is Able to Deliver
  5. Marching to Zion
  6. Peacefully Rest
  7. Scatter Love’s Beautiful Garlands
  8. Time’s Swift Chariot
  9. To the Uttermost

Wheeler’s date or place of death