Letha Jane Whitaker

Rockford, Surry, North Carolina

The Life of Letha Jane

When Letha Jane Whitaker was born in 1865, her father, Silas Whitaker, was 48 and her mother, Julia Rebecca Shore, was 36. She married Zachariah Job Needham on 10 December 1888, in Surry, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Rockford, Surry, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years.

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Zachariah Job Needham
Letha Jane Whitaker
Marriage: 10 December 1888

Spouse and Children

10 December 1888
Surry, North Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Silas Whitaker


    Julia Rebecca Shore




    Rebecca Selena Whitaker



    Andrew Permenas Whitaker


    George W Whitaker


    Lucy M. Whitaker


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World Events (8)


Age 0

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · Battle of Bentonville

Age 0

The Battle of Bentonville took place in Johnston, North Carolina from March 19, 1865- March 21, 1865. It was considered the bloodiest battle of North Carolina, with around 4,000 casualties.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 31

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 any of various places named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ or hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘cultivated land’, as for example Whitaker in Lancashire and Whitacre in Warwickshire (both ‘white field’) or Whiteacre in Kent and Wheatacre in Norfolk (both ‘wheat field’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leitha Whitaker in household of Silas Whitaker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Letha J Whitaker in household of Silas Whitaker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Letha J Whitaker, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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