Source - Newspaper (unnamed) obituary clipping for Lawrence Wheaton from
the estate sale of Dessa Mae Sunday Wolf 25 Nov 2000
                        LAWRENCE WHEATON
 "The funeral services for the late Lawrence Wheaton, who lost his life when
he was caught beneath a gravel slide, were held in the Silver Lake chapel
near his old home, on Monday, October 29. Mr Wheaton is survived here by his
wife, formerly Miss Lois Snyder, to whom he was united in marriage about a
year ago, since which time he has lived in Angola, and he was employed in
hauling gravel from his father's farm, west of Angola, at the time of the
 Lawrence H. Wheaton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Wheaton, was born September
8, 1903, on the Wheaton farm in Steuben County, Indiana, west of Angola. He
departed this life on October 26, 1928, at about 10 a.m. His death was due to
an accident which occurred while he was working alone in the gravel-pit near
his father's home. At the time of his going he had reached the age of 25
years 1 month and 19 days. He attended the county school at Silver Lake and
later graduated from the high school in Angola. At the age of fourteen, he
accepted Christ and was baptized in the Angola Christian church by brother
 On December 21, 1927, he united in marriage with Lois Snyder, less than one
year of this happy union was spent in the Silver Lake community and in
Angola, where he was living at the time of his death.
 Lawrence leaves to sorrow and honor his memory, his father, and mother, his
wife and a foster-sister, Irene Stettler Harp, who after the death of her
mother was reared by the grandparents in the Wheaton home from the time she
was four years of age.
 Those who knew him best unite in appreciation of his kindly disposition,
industry, steadfastness, reliability, punctuality, steadiness of habits,
beautiful home life in the home of his boyhood and his own home, his
upstanding traits of citizenship and his Christian character. He reverenced
the Angola church and the chapel and had he lived he would have conducted the
church school services at the chapel October 28. Christ is Lord, and from
this sorrow we will arise to renewed service to him.
 A number of aunts, uncles and cousins besides an unusually wide circle of
friends sorrow with the immediate members of the family.
 The services were conducted in the Silver Lake chapel October 29, at 2
o'clock. Miss Mildred Bailey Johnson sang three beautiful selections. The
funeral sermon was read by Rev. William O. Foster and the body was laid to
rest in Circle Hill cemetery.
 We wish to extend our sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors who so
kindly assisted us in our sorrow and also for the beautiful flowers.

Source - Newspaper special to the Journal-Gazette clipping "ANGOLA MAN
DIES IN GRAVEL SLIDE" from the estate sale of Dessa Mae Sunday Wolf 25 Nov
   Lawrence Wheaton, 23, Is Killed on His Father's Farm by Cave-in
                         WORKMEN FIND BODY
ANGOLA, Oct. 26. - Lawrence Wheaton, 23, of this city, was killed this
afternoon by a gravel cave-in on his father's farm two miles west of here.
There were no witnesses of the accident.
 His body was found buried in two feet of gravel after he had been three
hours over due with a load of gravel at the Golden garage in this city.
Investigation by workmen from the garage and County Coroner H.B. Humphreys
showed that a huge slide of gravel caught Wheaton as he was loading his truck
for the second trip of the afternoon.
 It is believed that Wheaton had been dead more than two hours when his body
was found.
 Wheaton resided here in Angola with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clark
Wheaton. He was unmarried. He resided here allhis life and was employed by
his father.
 Wheaton had been hauling gravel to the Golden garage ofr (typo in original)
several days where a building is now under construction."

Submitted By: Theresa Ferguson