J William Whittecar

10 April 1830–28 October 1904 (Age 74)
Des Moines, Iowa, United States

The Life of J William

When J William Whittecar was born on 10 April 1830, in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, his father, Nathaniel Whitaker, was 50 and his mother, Elizabeth Shepard, was 42. He married Catharine Jane Whitaker about 1855, in Leon, Decatur, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Bloomfield Township, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Valley Township, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 28 October 1904, in Mitchell, Davison, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Elk Point, Union, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

J William Whittecar
1830–1904
Catharine Jane Whitaker
1833–1919
Marriage: about 1855
Frances Marion Whittecar
1856–1922
Marselis Whittecar
1861–
Arthur E Whitaker
1874–1880
William Spencer Whittecar
1857–1919
Ida H. Whittecar
1863–1864
George N Whittecar
1865–1933
Cyrus Hampton Whittecar
1867–1945
Martha Elizabeth Whittecar
1870–1930
Vercy Mae Whitaker
1872–1959
Dennis Fleet Whittecar
1877–1958

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1855
Leon, Decatur, Iowa, United States
children

(10)

    Frances Marion Whittecar

    Male1856–1922Male

    William Spencer Whittecar

    Male1857–1919Male

    Marselis Whittecar

    Male1861–Male

    Ida H. Whittecar

    Female1863–1864Female

    Male1865–1933Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1846

Age 16

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 27

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

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Sources (3)

  • J W Whitaker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm Whitaker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Whitaker, "United States Census, 1880"

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