Members of the Malone Lodge of Elks Post 1303 and the Franklin County Historical and Museum Society will celebrate William Almon Wheeler's 193rd birthday Saturday, June 30th.
Former Vice President Wheeler was born in Malone when the population of the village was only 1,130 and Franklin County was only 11 years old. He served as vice president under former President Rutherford B. Hayes.
While in Malone, Wheeler lived in the building which is now the Malone Lodge of Elks.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 30th, at 10 a.m., at Morningside Cemetery at Wheeler's grave site. The ceremony will be conducted by the Malone Lodge of Elks, assisted by the Malone American Legion Post 219 firing squad.
Following the ceremony all are invited to visit the Wheeler Memorial Room at the House of History, located at 51 Milwaukee St., and to enjoy cookies and punch.
Anyone with questions may call The Franklin County Historical and Museum Society at (518) 483-2750.
At the 2011 celebration of William A Wheeler's birthday, Dick Murphy of the Malone Lodge of Elks places a wreath on Wheeler's grave site.