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Wheeler, John N.
(born: 1869 - died: 1940) Dr. John N. Wheeler was born in Kentucky, the son of Sarah and Robert Wheeler. According to the U.S. Federal Census, in 1870 the family of 13 lived in Feliciana, KY, and by 1880 Sarah Wheeler had died, and Robert and four of the children lived in Mayfield, KY. The family moved to Vienna, IL, where John Wheeler completed school and he went on to graduate from Meharry Medical College in 1903. He was the husband of Dr. Emma Rochelle Wheeler (1882-1957), and they had a medical practice together in Chattanooga, TN. In 1915, Dr. Emma Wheeler was founder and owner of Walden Hospital in Chattanooga, it was the first African American hospital in the city, and it closed in 1953. Dr. Emma Wheeler also founded a school for training nurses, and she and her husband taught at the school. For more see the John N. Wheeler entry in African Americans of Chattanooga by R. L. Hubbard.
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“Wheeler, John N.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 13, 2018, http://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/2504.
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