Charles Kendrick Witmer

24 January 1872–4 October 1954 (Age 82)
Paradise, Paradise Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Charles Kendrick

When Charles Kendrick Witmer was born on 24 January 1872, in Paradise, Paradise Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Adam Exton Witmer, was 25 and his mother, Mary Augusta Hedenberg, was 22. He married Winona Harrison on 19 September 1911, in Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Blair, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Irwin, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 October 1954, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Charles Kendrick Witmer
Winona Harrison
Marriage: 19 September 1911
Margaret A. Witmer

Spouse and Children

19 September 1911
Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States


    Margaret A. Witmer


Parents and Siblings

    Adam Exton Witmer


    Mary Augusta Hedenberg





    Mary Augusta Witmer



    Frank Hedenberg Witmer


    James William Witmer


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 5

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German Wittmer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles K Witmer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles K Witmer in household of Exton E Witmer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles K Witmer in household of Exton A Witmer, "United States Census, 1910"

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