Milton James Whaley

8 April 1914–9 January 1996 (Age 81)
Duplin, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Milton James

When Milton James Whaley was born on 8 April 1914, in Duplin, North Carolina, United States, his father, Mack Jefferson Whaley, was 22 and his mother, Mary Jeanette Thomas, was 20. He lived in Kenansville, Duplin, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and Kenansville Township, Duplin, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1945. He died on 9 January 1996, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Chesapeake, Virginia, United States.

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Mack Jefferson Whaley
Mary Jeanette Thomas
Milton James Whaley
Christine Whaley
Melvin Ardell Whaley

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 3

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Whaley in Derbyshire, Whalley in Lancashire, or Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire (formerly in Cheshire). The first is probably named with Old English wælla ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + lēah ‘(woodland) clearing’. The second has as the first element Old English hwæl ‘round hill’, and the last has Old English weg ‘path’, ‘road’ as the first element, the second element in both cases also being lēah.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Milton J Whaly in household of Mack Whaly Jr., "United States Census, 1930"
  • Milton Whaley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Milton J Whaley in household of Mack Whaley, "United States Census, 1920"

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