Elvin Thomas Whetstone

1894–1963 (Age 69)
Tipton, Indiana, United States

The Life of Elvin Thomas

When Elvin Thomas Whetstone was born on 17 June 1894, in Tipton, Indiana, United States, his father, Stephen Arnold Whetstone, was 30 and his mother, Ella Josephine Tomlinson, was 29. He married Levada Jefferies on 23 June 1915, in Anderson, Madison, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Pipe Creek Township, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Elwood, Madison, Indiana, United States for about 5 years. He died on 11 December 1963, in Madison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, Madison, Indiana, United States.

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Elvin Thomas Whetstone
Levada Jefferies
Marriage: 23 June 1915
Agnes Ruth Whetstone

Spouse & Children

23 June 1915
Anderson, Madison, Indiana, United States


Parents & Siblings



  • Herman Audry Whetstone


  • Everertt Lee Whetstone


  • Male1894–1963Male

  • Elsie May Whetstone


  • Lawrence Whetstone


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 12

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from either of two places called Whetstone, in Leicestershire and Greater London (formerly in Middlesex), or from Wheston in Derbyshire. All are named with Old English hwetstān ‘whetstone’ and are sited in areas that provided stone suitable for whetstones, stones used to sharpen knives and blades.2 Americanized form of German Wettstein .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elvin T Whetstone in household of Stephan H Whetstone, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elvin Whetstone in household of Stephen Whetstone, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elvin T Whetstone, "United States Census, 1940"

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