Edward Lee Whittington

14 January 1859–January 1948 (Age 89)
Jefferson, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Edward Lee

When Edward Lee Whittington was born on 14 January 1859, in Jefferson, West Virginia, United States, his father, Francis Asbury Whittington, was 42 and his mother, Mary Catherine Anderson, was 38. He married Mary E Gultice on 3 February 1881, in Greene, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Middleway, Jefferson, West Virginia, United States in 1910. He died in January 1948, in Maryland, United States, at the age of 89.

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Edward Lee Whittington
Mary E Gultice
Marriage: 3 February 1881
Lydia Belle Whittington

Spouse and Children

3 February 1881
Greene, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Francis Asbury Whittington


    Mary Catherine Anderson




    Ann E Whittington



    Joseph M. Whittington


    Charles Lucius Whittington


    John Russell Whittington


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 4

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."

Age 27

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of a large number of places called Whittington, for example in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, and Northumberland. The place name could mean ‘Hwīta's settlement’ (Old English Hwītantūn), ‘settlement associated with Hwīta’ (Old English Hwītingtūn), or ‘(at the) white settlement’ (Old English (æt ðǣm) hwītan tūne).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward L Whittington in household of Francis A Whittington, "United States Census, 1860"
  • E L Whittington, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edward Whittington in household of Francis Whittington, "United States Census, 1870"

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