Raymond R Whitten

29 September 1883–11 September 1948 (Age 64)
Grattan, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of Raymond R

Raymond R Whitten was born on 29 September 1883, in Grattan, Kent, Michigan, United States as the son of Manley John Whitten and Myra Reed. He died on 11 September 1948, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Manley John Whitten
1858–1936
Myra Reed
Raymond R Whitten
1883–1948
Leon John Whitten
1886–1952
Ethel E. Whitten
1890–1912

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1886

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 4

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 18

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and northern Irish: variant of Whitton .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ray Whitten in household of Manley J Whitten, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ray Whitten, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Dr Ray Whitten in entry for Manley Whitten, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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