T. B. WHEELER
T. B. WHEELER, one of Troy's leading business men-vice-president of The Allen & Wheeler Company, extensive dealers in grain and leaf tobacco-has been a resident of this city for the past forty-three years. He was born in Massachusetts in 1836.
Mr. Wheeler obtained his education and secured his first business experience in his native state, from which he came to Troy in 1866. immediately entering into partnership with H. W. Allen in the flour and grain line, under the firm name of Allen & Wheeler. The firm dealt only in these commodities until 1892, when leaf tobacco became in additional product handled, one which has assumed great importance in the present business. In 1904 incorporation papers were taken out, and the business has since been conducted as The Allen & Wheeler company, with H. W. Allen as president and T. B. Wheeler as vice-president. In 1867 Mr. Wheeler was married to Mary R. Smith, who is a step-daughter of H. W. Allen, and they have three children, namely: Leonard A., who is a member of The Allen & Wheeler Company; Lucia M., who is the wife of Dr. J. A. Hall, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Ellen Dean, residing at home. Mr. Wheeler is a member of the Troy Club. While not particularly active in politics, he is recognized as a good citizen, one whose efforts have, always been directed to promoting movements for the common good.
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