Ira Allen Wheeler was born on January 20, 1876 in Van Wert County, Ohio, the son of Arnold Wheeler (c1831-aft1880) and Catherine Stall (Stull?).

On October 18, 1900 he married Ms. Mary Gardner of Van Wert County, Ohio, in Van Wert County, Ohio.

Ira Wheeler died on October 14, 1957 in Van Wert County, Ohio.

Ira and Mary had at least one child: Ruby Kathryn Wheeler, born in Spencerville, Ohio on January 9, 1910.  Ruby Kathryn Wheeler married Harry Warren McCray on September2, 1931 in Covington, KY, although they were both life-long Ohio residents.