Wade Hampton Whitney

Male4 May 1876–9 November 1949

Brief Life History of Wade Hampton

When Wade Hampton Whitney was born on 4 May 1876, in Craig, Holt, Missouri, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Whitney, was 30 and his mother, Martha Jane Kincaid, was 31. He married Elizabeth Abbott on 29 March 1904, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Richardson, Nebraska, United States in 1930 and Franklin Election Precinct, Richardson, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died on 9 November 1949, in Humboldt, Richardson, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Humboldt, Richardson, Nebraska, United States.

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Wade Hampton Whitney
Elizabeth Abbott
Marriage: 29 March 1904
Howard Rudyard Whitney
Una Whitney
Arlene Whitney
Irma Whitney

Sources (15)

  • Wade H Whitney in household of Oliver Timson, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Wade Hampton Whitney - Published information: birth-name: Wade Hampton Whitney
  • Wade Hampton Whitney, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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  • Marriage
    29 March 1904Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

    Age 1

    The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 8

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 20

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Whitney in Herefordshire, the etymology of which is uncertain. The second element is Old English ēg ‘island, piece of higher ground in a low-lying area’; the first appears to be hwītan, which is either the genitive singular of an Old English byname Hwīta (meaning ‘white’), or the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of the adjective hwīt ‘white’. The name may also derive from Whitney (now Whitney Wood) in Stevenage (Hertfordshire), probably named from Old English hwītan ‘white’ + (ge)hæge ‘enclosure’.

    History: John Whitney came from London, England, to Watertown, MA, in 1635, and had numerous prominent descendents.

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

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