Dr Alma W Whitlock

24 December 1831–25 December 1895 (Age 64)
Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Alma W

When Dr Alma W Whitlock was born on 24 December 1831, in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States, his father, Harvey Gilman Whitlock, was 22 and his mother, Minerva Abbott, was 20. He married Isabel McKenzie in 1859, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in San Bernardino, California, United States in 1860 and California, United States in 1870. He died on 25 December 1895, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dr Alma W Whitlock
1831–1895
Isabel McKenzie
1837–1920
Marriage: 1859
William Alma Whitlock
1860–1929
Adella Whitlock
1864–1867
Lillie V. Whitlock
1867–1908
Annie Laurie Whitlock
1869–1952
Clara Bell Whitlock
1871–1964
George E. Whitlock
1873–1917
Joseph Leslie Whitlock
1876–1929
Frederick Stanley Whitlock
1879–1961

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1859San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1834 · Zion's Camp
    Age 3
    Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 17
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

    Name Meaning

    English:nickname for someone with white or fair hair, from Middle English whit ‘white’ + lock ‘lock (of hair)’ (Old English loc). Compare Sherlock .from the Middle English personal name Whitlak (Old English Wihtlāc, from wiht ‘creature’ + lāc ‘sport, game’).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Sherlock
    Whitelock

    Sources (14)

    • Alma Whitlock in entry for Whitlock, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Alma Whitlock, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Alma Whitlock in entry for Herbert Chester Hamer and Clara Belle Whitlock, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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