Roy Wheeler (1895 - 1968)

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Fulton, Itawamba County, Mississippi

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1895 - In the year that Roy Wheeler was born, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

1945 - Roy was 50 years old when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1949 - By the time he was 54 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

1956 - At the age of 61 years old, Roy was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

1968 - In the year of Roy Wheeler's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Roy Wheeler passed away in August 1968 at 72 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on December 22, 1895. We are unaware of information about Roy's family. We know that Roy Wheeler had been residing in Fulton, Itawamba County, Mississippi.

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