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William Wesley WHITAKER

Male 1879 - 1949


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  • Born  19 Nov 1879  Pilot Mountain, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  7F80C2F798C6B34BA165C8B32A9E66B679D8 
    Died  22 Aug 1949  Elkin, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  25 Aug 1949  Elkin, Surry, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1038  Marshall and Allied Families
    Last Modified  22 Jan 2001 

    Father  Henry Green WHITAKER,   b. 25 Jul 1847, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1911, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Adeline LEWIS,   b. 14 Feb 1853, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1916, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 May 1870  , Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  41B9067099E17E41AC9F2F958A83FFC28624 
    Family ID  F7477  Group Sheet

    Family  Charlotte Eleanor HARRELL, (Lottie),   b. 20 Jul 1880, White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1974, Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Oct 1897  Pilot Mountain, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  4C4C59DBC50DC5479DFBFC483E8AEB89C237 
    Children 
    >1. Nina Florence WHITAKER,   b. 25 Jul 1900, Pilot Mountain, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1966, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Frank WHITAKER,   b. 16 Aug 1903, Elkin, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1931, Elkin, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Mabel Pauline WHITAKER,   b. 21 Nov 1905, Elkin, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1987, Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F278  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • !Marshall 0141, p. 14
      !BIRTH-MARRIAGE-DEATH-BURIAL:The Decendants of William Whitaker and his brother
      Jonathan Whitaker I of Surry County, North Carolina; by Hester Bartlett Jackson;
      NU-LINE PRINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY COMPANY; Bridge Street, Elkin, North Carolina;
      1989; copy owned by Errol E. Hayes, Jr., Huntsville, Alabama

      !MARRIAGE:Whitker Family Bible; owned by Errol E. Hayes, Jr., Huntsville,
      Alabama

      !BURIAL:Buried in Hollywood Cemetary, Elkin, North Carolina

      Born in Surry County near Pilot Mountain 19 November 1879 and died at Elkin in
      Surry County on 22 August 1949 with burial in the Hollywood Cemetary in Elkin.
      He was married at Pilot Mountain on 24 October 1897 to Charlotte "Lottie"
      Harrell who was born 20 June 1880 and died 26 April 1974.

      "Bill" Whitaker had several business interests in Elkin including Real Estate,
      Insurance, an agency for the "Hupmobile", and owned a grocery store until he
      died. He was the first Fire Chief for the Elkin Fire Department. Bill and
      "Lottie" were prominent in Church and Civic affairs in Elkin where they lived.

      The marriage of W. W. Whitaker of Pilot Mountain and Lottie Whitaker of Pilot
      Mountain was performed by Noah Fulk on October 24, 1897 at 4 P. M. in Pilot
      Mountain, North Carolina. Witnesses were Thanie James and Jennie Simmons.

      Following are personal memories that Mim gave to Eleanor Hayes Myrick during
      the summer of 1972.

      October 24, 1897 -- Mim was 16 and Papa 17 -- were married and lived in Pilot
      Mountain 4 years until Mother was 6 weeks. Moved to Elkin for 1 year, then to
      Fries, Virginia for 1 year, then back to Elkin. Papa ran a store for his
      father in Elkin and sold caskets, Singer sewing machines and furniture.

      Their house on Church Street in Elkin was built in 1912 by the Penny family.
      Papa bought it an moved in in 1917.