Community Hall of Fame
The Town of Wheatland Community Hall of Fame has been
established by the Wheatland local Town Government, for the
purpose of facilitating a community-wide tradition of identifying,
recognizing and celebrating citizens that have made significant,
positive contributions to the Town of Wheatland community.
Induction as a member to the Town of Wheatland Community
Hall of Fame is expected to be an honor and distinction for those
selected. The Hall of Fame is governed by the Town of Wheatland
local Government intended to be supported by volunteers and
funded by a combination of donations and sponsorships.
John Talcott Wells Sr. - 2018
Born in Garbutt in 1843, John Talcott Wells Sr. lived his entire life in the Town of Wheatland. He was a talented architect and builder of many area structures, who in the late 1800’s designed and patented the innovative and aesthetically beautiful “Wells Truss”. The Wells Truss was used to replace traditional post and beam barn construction allowing farmers to drive their hay wagons into the interior of the barn for unloading, significantly improving the methods and efficiency of these processes, helping farmers be more significantly more productive. Many of these iconic “Wells Barns” have withstood the test of time and are still standing today.
R. T. Miller Jr. - 2018
Born in 1867, R. T. Miller grew up in the Town of Wheatland on the historic Fraser Farm on the corner of South Road and Bowerman Road. He became very successful as the founder and President of the American School located in Chicago for most of its 120 year history. He used his considerable wealth in philanthropy that greatly benefitted both the Village of Scottsville and the Town of Wheatland in the early 1900’s. In 1915 R. T. Miller Jr. personally paid half the sum needed to purchase Windom Hall to become the home of the Scottsville Free Library for the benefit of the entire community. In 1923, when the Village of Scottsville public water and sewer systems were installed to improve local living conditions, he contributed the larger share of the principle of the loans and continued to make payments for the next 10 years. He also donated the System of Chimes and the Memorial Wall in the Scottsville Library that are still enjoyed today. R. T. Miller Jr. lived and worked in the Chicago area, but he made the Bowerman Road homestead his Summer home and remained a member of the Wheatland community all of his life.
Glenn Sickles - 2018
Glenn has lived in the Town of Wheatland for most of his life and currently resides on Scott Crescent in the Village of Scottsville. Glenn has been involved as a volunteer in the Town of Wheatland community and beyond for more than 30 years in the areas of Fire Safety and Fire Prevention education, including time spent as the Chief of the volunteer Scottsville Fire Department. He has spent countless volunteer hours educating the Wheatland community, schools and others across the Western New York region about fire safety and fire prevention. He developed a Fire Prevention Program that earned a regional Jefferson Award in 2004 for making a difference through outstanding public service. Glenn was presented the 2005 FASNY Fire Safety Educator of the Year, honoring the best fire safety educators and advocates of Fire Prevention in NYS.