Amanda Ella Whitaker

22 October 1881–20 July 1953 (Age 71)
Houston, Harris, Texas, United States

The Life of Amanda Ella

When Amanda Ella Whitaker was born on 22 October 1881, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, her father, Isaac Newton Whitaker, was 20 and her mother, Adeline Lavenia Thomas, was 18. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with William Samson Tyer. She lived in Justice Precinct 2, Houston, Texas, United States for about 40 years. She died on 20 July 1953, in Grapeland, Houston, Texas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in San Pedro Cemetery, Grapeland, Houston, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Samson Tyer
Amanda Ella Whitaker
Elma Lee Tyer
Truman Whitaker Tyer
Malcom Isaac " Ikey" Tyer

Spouse and Children



    Elma Lee Tyer


    Truman Whitaker Tyer



Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 13

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 19

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ or hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘cultivated land’, as for example Whitaker in Lancashire and Whitacre in Warwickshire (both ‘white field’) or Whiteacre in Kent and Wheatacre in Norfolk (both ‘wheat field’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ella Tyer in household of W S Tyer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ella Tyer in household of William S Tyer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ella Tyer in household of W S Tyer, "United States Census, 1920"

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