Small business -- United States.; Entrepreneurship.; Business.; Commerce.; Business enterprises -- Massachusetts -- Watertown.; Commercial buildings -- Watertown (Mass.).; Merchantville store -- Watertown (Mass).; Wheeler, Jesse -- d.1882.;
Owned by Jesse Wheeler who died in 1882. Jesse Wheeler had a store in Watertown in 1834 but sold out removed to Newton. He returned in 1838 here he had a country store of dry-goods, crockery cutlery, boots and shoes, every thing except provisions and building supplies. Jesse Wheeler never sold rum in his store. In 1845 he purchased the building he had been occupying and took in a partner, Delano March who had been his clerk. March retired in 1853 to start his own firm. Otis A. Train worked for Wheeler and married his oldest daughter. Wheeler bought out Train. Ward and Horace Otis would start their business training by clerking in the dry goods emporium of Wheeler and Train. They bought the store in 1866 with a three year lease and ran it under the name of Otis Brothers. They then moved the business to Watertown Square. Jesse Wheeler Jr. became a lawyer and a judge.
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