Emma Dora Whitaker Colllipriest

Brief Life History of Emma Dora

When Emma Dora Whitaker Colllipriest was born on 11 June 1882, in Tahlequah District, Cherokee, Oklahoma, United States, her father, William Thomas Whitaker, was 28 and her mother, Stacy Lucille Hood, was 22. She married George Wesley Collipriest on 14 December 1904, in Craig, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Madison, Madison, Nebraska, United States in 1920 and Ord, Valley, Nebraska, United States in 1930. She died on 1 September 1963, in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Wesley Collipriest
Emma Dora Whitaker Colllipriest
Marriage: 14 December 1904
Gertrude Ruby Collipriest
Helen Rose Collipriest
James Edwin Collipriest
Fern Margureta Collipriest
Fay Eugena Collipriest

Sources (15)

  • Emma D Collipriest, "United States 1950 Census"
  • W. T. Whitaker Family Births document
  • Emma D Whitaker, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

World Events (8)


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The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889


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Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Whitacre in Warwickshire or High Whitaker in Lancashire, both of whose names derive from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + æcer ‘field’. The name may also be derived from Wheatacre in Norfolk or Whiteacre in Waltham (Kent), both of which derive from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘field’. Compare Whittaker .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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