John Wilson Witt

19 August 1916–7 March 2002 (Age 85)
Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Wilson

When John Wilson Witt was born on 19 August 1916, in Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States, his father, Elishe Peeler Witt, was 22 and his mother, Birdie Justice Hicks, was 19. He married Edna Marie Ingram on 6 June 1936, in Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States. He died on 7 March 2002, in Etowah, McMinn, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Etowah, McMinn, Tennessee, United States.

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John Wilson Witt
Edna Marie Ingram
Marriage: 6 June 1936

Spouse and Children

6 June 1936
Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 15

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 North German: nickname for someone with white hair or a remarkably pale complexion, from a Middle Low German witte ‘white’.2 South German: from a short form of the old German personal name Wittigo.3 English: variant of White .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John W Witt in household of Peeler E Witt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Witt, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • John W Witt, "Find A Grave Index"

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