I am the son of John Leslie Edrington.The date of death that you mentioned in your message is actually September 22, 1979, not August 22.The other information regarding his biography is correct.We have not found a Wheeler or Fitzsimmons in our family tree, but that doesn't mean that there is no relationship.John L's parents were Albert Burns Edrington and Luella Sims Edrington.John's grandfather was Deluvius Leslie Edrington, born in 1844 in Adair Co, Kentucky.Deluvius Edrington moved to Bates County,Missouri in the mid to late 1880's. Luella Sims was the daughter of John Ferdinan Sims (b. 1839 in Morgan, Waverly Twsp, Illinois) and Laura Denny (b. 1863 in Indiana). I would be very interested in receiving a copy of the photograph that you mentioned.Were your ancestors also from Bates County?