Wheeler Kitchen (1796 - 1861)

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Wheeler Kitchen
1796 - 1861
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1796
Greenwich Township, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
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May 16, 1861
Townsend Township, Norfolk County, Upper Canada
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Wheeler Kitchen was born in 1796 at Greenwich Township, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA. He died on May 16, 1861 at Townsend Township, Norfolk County, Upper Canada at 65 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Wheeler Kitchen was born in at Greenwich Township, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
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Wheeler Kitchen died on at Townsend Township, Norfolk County, Upper Canada
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Wheeler Kitchen was born in at Greenwich Township, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
Wheeler Kitchen died on at Townsend Township, Norfolk County, Upper Canada
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Wheeler Kitchen passed away on May 16, 1861 at Townsend Township, Norfolk County, Upper Canada at 65 years old. He was born in 1796 at Greenwich Township, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA. There is no information about Wheeler's family.

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In 1816, he was 20 years old when on December 11th, Indiana was admitted as the 19th state in the Union. The name "Indiana" means “land of the Indians”.

In 1839, Wheeler was 43 years old when in Mississippi the first state law was passed allowing married women to own property in their own name. Other states had previously allowed women who were deserted by their husbands to own property, but Mississippi was the first state in which women could now own and control property while their husband was alive and present.

In 1841, at the age of 45 years old, Wheeler was alive when on February 4th, James Morris wrote about Groundhog Day in his diary - the first known reference to the day in North America. He wrote: "Last Tuesday, the 2nd, was Candlemas day, the day on which, according to the Germans, the Groundhog peeps out of his winter quarters and if he sees his shadow he pops back for another six weeks nap, but if the day be cloudy he remains out, as the weather is to be moderate."

In 1857, he was 61 years old when on December 16th, a 7.0 earthquake struck the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies - Southern Italy. It had a maximum Mercalli intensity of 11 (Extreme) and killed about 10,000 people..

In 1861, in the year of Wheeler Kitchen's passing, The Royal Seminary (Sweden) became the first institute of its kind in Sweden to be open to women, allowing women to obtain a teaching degree.

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