Riley Franklin Whisenhunt

30 December 1899–21 October 1969 (Age 69)
New Mexico, United States

The Life Summary of Riley Franklin

When Riley Franklin Whisenhunt was born on 30 December 1899, in New Mexico, United States, his father, Jasper Bailey Whisenhunt, was 23 and his mother, Sallie Lida Lazarine, was 21. He married Montie Faye Blair about 1920, in Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Taylor, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 5, Taylor, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 21 October 1969, in Taylor, Texas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Merkel, Taylor, Texas, United States.

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Riley Franklin Whisenhunt
Montie Faye Blair
Marriage: about 1920
Ethel Irene Whisenhunt
Gwin Whisenhunt
about 1922–1926
Grover Riley Jack Whisenhunt
Glen Whisenhunt
Walter Earl Whisenhunt
Alvis Dwayne "Dink" Whisenhunt

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1920Alabama, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered
    Age 2
    "Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
    Age 13
    New Mexico is the 47th state.
    1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation
    Age 24
    Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Swiss French Visinand (see Whisenant ).

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

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    Sources (20)

    • Riley Whisenhunt in entry for Ethel Iren Whisenhunt, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
    • Riley Whisenhunt in household of Joshua B Whisenhunt, "United States Census, 1910"
    • R F Whisenhunt, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

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