Samuel Edward Witten

20 January 1894–1 March 1947 (Age 53)
Tazewell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Samuel Edward

When Samuel Edward Witten was born on 20 January 1894, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States, his father, William Henry Witten, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Emaline Whitley, was 31. He married Edith Newman on 12 June 1918, in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States. He lived in Honaker, Russell, Virginia, United States in 1910 and Powellton, Fayette, West Virginia, United States in 1920. He died on 1 March 1947, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Richlands, Tazewell, Virginia, United States.

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Samuel Edward Witten
Edith Newman
Marriage: 12 June 1918

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12 June 1918
Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 3

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 15

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from Witte .

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

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  • Samuel E Witten in household of William H Witten, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sam E Whitten in household of Wm H Whitten, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Samuel E Witten, "United States Census, 1920"

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