Kent Whitman

23 December 1898–7 January 1964 (Age 65)
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Kent

When Kent Whitman was born on 23 December 1898, in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Faunce Whitman, was 30 and his mother, Martha A. Barnard, was 22. He married Merita Frances Varnum in 1927, in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 30 years. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 7 January 1964, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 65.

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Kent Whitman
Merita Frances Varnum
Marriage: 1927

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    Merita Frances Varnum


Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 2

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 18

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English whit ‘white’ + man ‘man’, either a nickname with the same sense as White , or else an occupational name for a servant of a bearer of the nickname White .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Kent Whitman in household of Anna F Whitman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Kent Whitman in household of Arthur Gilpatrick, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Kent Whitman, "United States Census, 1930"

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