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William Adolphus WHITENER

William Adolphus WHITENER[1, 2]

Male 1882 - 1947  (65 years)

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  • Name William Adolphus WHITENER 
    Born 7 Jan 1882  Ellijay, Gilmer, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    • 1882, Ellijay, GA -> Butler Ahnentafel
      7 Jan 1882 -> headstone inscription
      1883, GA -> age 47 on 1930 census
    Gender Male 
    Military From 7 Jul 1898 to 15 Mar 1899  Spanish-American War Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5
    • William Adolphus Whitener enlisted on 07 Jul 1898. He served as a private in Company D, 6th Regiment, U. S. Volunteer Infantry. He was discharged on 15 Mar 1899.

      "At the age of 16, Dock (as William was known) lied about his age and enlisted in the US Army during the Spanish-American War. He served in the 6th Regiment, Company D, US Volunteers and fought in all of the major battles in Cuba."

      "Pvt. Co. H 37 U. S. Vol. Inf. Spanish American War" -> footstone inscription
    Military 27 Jul 1899  Phillipine Insurrection Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • He "reenlisted in the Army and served in the Phillipine Insurrection. He was assigned to the 37th Regiment, Company H, US Volunteers. He was in General Young's Northern Expedition from October 10, 1899 to December 27, 1899. Engagements were at Arayas, October 12, San Isidro, October 19, and Toboaten River October 27.
    Military 6 Jan 1900 or 3 Feb 1900  [1
    • "He was with General Wheaton's Expedition in Lavit's Providence."
    Military Dec 1900  Presidio, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "While fighting in the Phillipines, Dock contracted Malaria Fever and was transported back to the US in October, 1900. He was discharged from the army in December 1900 at Presidio, California. He was said to be of excellent character and his service was honest and faithful."
    Residence Aft 1900  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "After Dock's discharge, he returned to Murray County, Georgia."
    Military 1 Feb 1901  [5
    Military 
    • He filed for an invalid pension.
    Census 1930  Militia District 824, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • William A. Whitener (47) appeared as head of household. He owned his home, which was valued at $3500. He did not have a radio and did not live on a farm (although a farm schedule number is recorded). He married for the first time at age 21. He had not attended school during the year and was literate. He and both parents were born in Georgia. He was the manager of a pool room, which he owned. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. The household included his wife Prentis A (35), children: Lois E (12), W D (9), Ruth (6), Teddy L (1 4/12), and father, W E (74).
    Residence Abt 1940  Ellijay, Gilmer, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "In the early 40's, Dock and his family moved to Ellijay, GA. Dock owned several pool halls and bowling alleys in North Georgia and Tennessee."
    Misc 1946  Ellijay, Gilmer, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Political 
    • "In 1946, he was elected to the House of Representatives but died of a heart attack. . .before he could take office."
    Name Dock Whitener 
    Died 8 Jan 1947  , Gilmer County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • 8 Jan 1947, Gilmer, GA -> GA Deaths index
      8 Jan 1947 -> footstone inscription
    Buried Aft 8 Jan 1947  Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    Chatsworth Heights Cemetery 
    William A. & Printie Whitener Headstone
    William A. & Printie Whitener Headstone
    Notes 
    • Connection to parents:
      W. E. Whitener is named as his father on the 1930 census.

      Name:
      William A. Whitener -> 1930 census
    Person ID I1463  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2015 

    Father William Everett WHITENER,   b. Dec 1855, Ellijay, Gilmer, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1937, Militia District 824, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Mother Roxy Cynthia SINYARD,   b. Abt 1850, , , Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1872  , Gilmer County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Cynthia Caroline REED,   b. 28 Apr 1882, , Cannon, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1915, Shelbyville, Bedford, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married Abt 1903  [1, 4
    • They had three daughters.
      The 1930 census reports William's age at first marriage as 21.
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F811  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Prentis Anne MULLINAX,   b. 23 Dec 1894, Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1994, Blue Ridge, Fannin, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Married 17 May 1916  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • They had five children.
      17 May 1916 -> Butler Ahnentafel
      1917: Printie was age 22 when first married -> 1930 census
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F812  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S276] Ahnentafel Report for [M. B.] Butler, 2009, p. 5; This report includes footnotes, but no citation is given for this item (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S311] 1930 Census. Georgia. Murray County, Militia District 824; 107-3; sheet 2 A; dwelling 27, family 28; William A. Whitener household; accessed; 17 January 2008 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S257] Chatsworth Heights Cemetery, William A. Whitener military grave marker; 3 July 2010; photographed by Tonia Kendrick (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S311] 1930 Census. Georgia. Murray County, Militia District 824; 107-3; sheet 2 A; dwelling 27, family 28; William A. Whitener household; accessed; 17 January 2008 (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S76] Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900," digital images, Footnote.com, William A. Whitener (Co. D, 6th U. S. Vol. Inf.) index card; roll 682. (Reliability: 3).
      http://www.footnote.com/image/24440070/

    6. [S107] Georgia Deaths, 1919-98, William A. Whitener, 1947. (Reliability: 3).
      http://tinyurl.com/yef6k28

    7. [S257] Chatsworth Heights Cemetery, William A. Whitener military grave marker; 3 July 2010; photographed by Tonia Kendrick (Reliability: 3).