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Edmund Wheeler (1836-1930).

Date of birth: Wednesday, 16th March, 1836.
Birthplace: Dover, Kent, England.
Date of death: Friday, 4th, July, 1930.
Place of death:
Parkstone, Dorset, England (aged 94 years).
795 12s, to Emily Maria Eliza Wheeler.

Father: Edmund Wheeler (1808-1884).
Caroline Wheeler (nee Enock) (1807-1842).
Siblings: Sarah Anne Wheeler (1835-1863), Sophia Wheeler (1838-1871), Mary Caroline Wheeler (1840-?).

Wife: Emily Maria Eliza Wheeler (nee Weston) (Edmund's cousin).
Date of marriage: 1871.
Place of marriage:
Steyning, Sussex, England.


1834-1841 census - Kings Street, Dover, Kent, England.
1847-1849 - Basingstoke, Hampshire, England.
1849-1848 - 47, Nelson Square, London, England.
1851 - St Stephen Coleman Street, London, England.
1861 - 11, William Street, Islington, London. 
1871 - 17, Stanford Road, Preston, Sussex. 
1881 census - 17, Clifton Road, Brighton, Sussex. 
1891 census - 19, High Croft Villas, Preston, Sussex. 
1901 census - Elm Croft, London Road, Patcham, Sussex. 
1911 census - Heather Crest, Penn Hill Park, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset.


1845-1851 - The Friends' School in Park Lane, Croydon, Surrey, England.


1861 census - Working Optician.
- Portrait Photographer, 43, Western Road, Brighton.
1881 census - Portrait Photographer.
1891 census - Photographer.
1901 census - Photographer.

In addition to working as an optician, it appears that, from around 1864, Edmund assisted his father at Wheeler's workshop in Tollington Road, Holloway, assisting in the assembly of microscopes and telescopes and the preparation of microscopic slides.

Additional information on Caroline and family can be found here:



Do you have any more information on Edmund? Please contact me at adam.c.enock@gmail.com.

Page updated 17th October 2014.