Ora Rebecca Butt

Female1 July 1900–23 February 1998

Brief Life History of Ora Rebecca

When Ora Rebecca Butt was born on 1 July 1900, in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States, her father, Charles F Butt, was 25 and her mother, Philadelphia Anvalina Hodges, was 21. She married Rodney Blake Whitney on 2 June 1922. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Webster, Kentucky, United States in 1935 and Sebree, Webster, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 23 February 1998, in Newport, Campbell, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Greenlawn And Shady Rest Cemetery, Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States.

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Rodney Blake Whitney
Ora Rebecca Butt
Marriage: 2 June 1922
Billy Duncan Whitney
Robert Blake Whitney
Margie Belle Whitney
Frank Dale Whitney

Sources (18)

  • Ora R Butt in household of Charles F Butt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ora Butt Whitney, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Ora Rebecca Whitney in entry for Rodney B. Whitney, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1962"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 June 1922
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 1

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    1904 · The Black Patch War

    Age 4

    From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.

    1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

    Age 26

    In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Arabic/Muslim Mohammad, Tariq, Muhammad, Abdul, Nasir, Mohammed, Abid, Arif, Khalid, Nadeem, Shahid, Tahir.

    English: nickname from Middle English but(te), Old English butta ‘(something or someone) short and stumpy’, also used as a personal name up until c. 1200.

    English: topographic name for someone who lived near a mound, from Middle English but(te). Alternatively, possibly denoting someone who lived by a tree stump. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, this sense is not recorded in English before 1601, but it may be much older.

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

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