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Wheeler, William Mortonlocked

(19 March 1865–19 April 1937)
  • Elizabeth Noble Shor

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Wheeler, William Morton (19 March 1865–19 April 1937), entomologist, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Julius Morton Wheeler, a land speculator and owner in a hide and leather business, and Caroline Georgiana Anderson, an English immigrant.

Wheeler developed an early interest in natural history, through exposure to the Natural History Society of Wisconsin and the Engelmann Museum in Milwaukee. The museum was associated with the German-English Academy, which Wheeler attended, and he graduated from its teachers’ seminary in 1884. Milwaukee purchased a major collection of mounted specimens of mammals and birds and some invertebrates from ...

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