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James Franklin Wheelock

James Franklin Wheelock

Male 1858 - 1902  (44 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name James Franklin Wheelock 
    Born 1858  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1865  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1865 NY Wheelock.
    1865 NY Wheelock.
    1865 NY Wheelock. Corning, Steuben, New York. Pages 26 & 27.
    Census 1870 
    1870 Wheelock 8.
    1870 Wheelock 8.
    1870 US census, Steuben, New York, Family Number 1058, Wheelock.
    Biographical Information 3 Mar 1901 
    Mrs. Emily Martin, aged 67 years, was found dead on 3 March 1901. Evidence showed she was strangled while resisting a rape attempt. Witnesses testified that James F Wheelock had threatened Mrs. Martin. Further testimony said that he was drinking and had been seen at Mrs. Martin's house at the approximate time of the murder. James was convicted of the murder.

    James maintained he was innocent. The case went to an appellate court but, the conviction was upheld. The case was never taken to the state supreme court even though his family paid his lawyer $1,500. To do so.

    On June 13th James was hanged at San Quentin Prison. 
    San Francisco Call, 7 March 1901, Pg 8.
    San Francisco Call, 7 March 1901, Pg 8.
    San Francisco Call, 7 March 1901, Pg 8. A report of a murder accusing James F. Wheelock.
    San Francisco Call, 8 May 1902, Pg 9.
    San Francisco Call, 8 May 1902, Pg 9.
    San Francisco Call, 8 May 1902, Pg 9. James Wheelock sentenced on May 7th to die
    Los Angeles Herald, 9 May 1902, Pg 4.
    Los Angeles Herald, 9 May 1902, Pg 4.
    Los Angeles Herald, 9 May 1902, Pg 4. James Wheelock convicted May 8.
    San Francisco Call, 18 May 1901, Pg 5.
    San Francisco Call, 18 May 1901, Pg 5.
    San Francisco Call, 18 May 1901, Pg 5. James Wheelock found guilty.
    San Francisco Call, 6 June 1902, Pg 4.
    San Francisco Call, 6 June 1902, Pg 4.
    San Francisco Call, 6 June 1902, Pg 4. James Wheelock accuses his lawyer of neglegence.
    Los Angeles Herald, 13 June 1902, Pg 4.
    Los Angeles Herald, 13 June 1902, Pg 4.
    Los Angeles Herald, 13 June 1902, Pg 4. James Wheelock to be hanged today.
    San Francisco Call, 14 June 1902, Pg 8.
    San Francisco Call, 14 June 1902, Pg 8.
    San Francisco Call, 14 June 1902, Pg 8. James Wheelock executed 13 June 1902.
    The Pacific Reporter (Law digest), Volume 68, West Publishing Company, 1902, Pg 579.
    The Pacific Reporter (Law digest), Volume 68, West Publishing Company, 1902, Pg 579.
    The Pacific Reporter (Law digest), Volume 68, West Publishing Company, 1902, Pg 579. Summery of James Wheelock's trial.
    Died 13 Jun 1902  San Quentin Prison, San Quentin, Marin, Callifornia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried San Quentin Prison Cemetery, San Rafael, Marin, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 6 siblings 
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I23844  Nagel
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2015 

    Father Ezekial Wheelock,   b. 8 Dec 1820, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1896  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Charlotte L Small,   b. 1829,   d. 1872  (Age 43 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 30 Oct 1850  Wayne, Kennebec, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7751  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart