Emma Katherine Whitehead

4 October 1909–20 June 1961 (Age 51)
Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Emma Katherine

When Emma Katherine Whitehead was born on 4 October 1909, in Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States, her father, James Ervin Whitehead, was 48 and her mother, Annie Jane Mc Gaw, was 38. She married Rev James Lester Rasberry on 30 June 1928, in Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Beat 4, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States in 1910 and Beat 3, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States in 1940. She died on 20 June 1961, in Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rev James Lester Rasberry
Emma Katherine Whitehead
Marriage: 30 June 1928
James Norbrette Rasberry
Thyeron Laverne Rasberry
Mevel Lamar Rasberry

Spouse and Children

30 June 1928
Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Ervin Whitehead





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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

Age 7

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 14

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: nickname for someone with fair or prematurely white hair, from Middle English whit ‘white’ + heved ‘head’.2 Irish (Connacht): erroneous translation of Ó Ceanndubháin ‘descendant of the little black-headed one’ ( see Canavan ), as if from Gaelic ceann ‘head’ + bán ‘white’.3 Translated form of German Weisshaupt ( see Weishaupt ) or Weisskopf ( see Weiskopf ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma C Rasberry in household of James S Rasberry, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emma C Rasberry in household of James L Rasberry, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emma Whitehead in household of James E Whitehead, "United States Census, 1910"

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