Whitfield Tunstall Earles

7 October 1876–28 June 1949 (Age 72)
Henry, Virginia, United States

The Life of Whitfield Tunstall

When Whitfield Tunstall Earles was born on 7 October 1876, in Henry, Virginia, United States, his father, Pleasant Earles, was 59 and his mother, Mary Frances Bray, was 30. He married Nellie B Dillon on 19 November 1902, in Henry, Virginia, United States. He lived in Leatherwood Magisterial District, Henry, Virginia, United States for about 50 years. He died on 28 June 1949, in Martinsville, Virginia, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Whitfield Tunstall Earles
Nellie B Dillon
Marriage: 19 November 1902

Spouse and Children

19 November 1902
Henry, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Pleasant Earles


    Mary Frances Bray




    John Washington Earles


    Ann Lou Earles


    Issac Rorrer Earles


    William Henry Earles



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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 18

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

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: patronymic from Earl .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Whit T Earles, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Whit T Earles, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Whitmel T Earles in household of Pleasant Earles, "United States Census, 1880"

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