John J. Wheelock
John J. Wheelock was
born in 1835 in the state of New York. At the age of 27, he moved from
the east to California and settled in Muletown. He lived at Muletown for
years, and in 1860, he married Miss Hannah Howell at Shasta City. Shortly
after the wedding Mr. and Mrs. Wheelock moved to the settlement of Eagle
Creek, which became Ono in 1883.
Wheelock was one
of the early merchants in Ono history, and he reared a large family. Wheelock
farmed and he also did a little mining too, in the Sunny Hill district
near Ono. John was a well respected man of Western Shasta, about 1913,
the Wheelock's moved to Redding where he died in June of 1917, at his Placer
Street home. His children grew up and married into other pioneer families
of Shasta County.
Contributed by Jeremy M. Tuggle
Resource: The Courier-Free Press, Friday June 29, 1917.
Obituary of John J. Wheelock.
A History of Shasta County by Shasta County Book Commission.