Wayne Ottley Whitaker

19 March 1917–19 October 1998 (Age 81)
Albion, Cassia, Idaho, United States

The Life of Wayne Ottley

When Wayne Ottley Whitaker was born on 19 March 1917, in Albion, Cassia, Idaho, United States, his father, Don Jennings Whitaker, was 29 and his mother, Florence Elizabeth Ottley, was 26. He married Lois Ila Peterson on 7 June 1939, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 October 1998, in Malta, Cassia, Idaho, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Valley Vu Cemetery, Malta, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wayne Ottley Whitaker
1917–1998
Lois Ila Peterson
1918–1999
Marriage: 7 June 1939
Denton LeRoy Whitaker
1941–2018
Arthur Don Whitaker
1945–2003

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 June 1939
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Age 4

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.
1939 · Hill Air Force Base

Age 22

Named in honor of Major Ployer Peter Hill, Hill Field started as an ill-fated Air Mail experiment. Hoping to be located closer to the Salt Lake City area, the present-day site near Ogden was a clear favorite. In July 1939, Congress gave the green light for the establishment and construction of the Ogden Air Depot. Hill Field officially opened on 7 November 1940. Hill Field officially became Hill Air Force Base after World War II and continued to store and maintain warplanes during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Today the Air Force Base is still in service, but it also has an Aerospace Museum on site where many people visit each year to learn of its history in Northern Utah.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ or hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘cultivated land’, as for example Whitaker in Lancashire and Whitacre in Warwickshire (both ‘white field’) or Whiteacre in Kent and Wheatacre in Norfolk (both ‘wheat field’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wayne Ottley Whitaker in household of Don Jennings Whitaker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Wayne Ottley Whitaker in household of Don Jennings Whitaker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Wayne Ottley Whitaker in household of Don Jennings Whitaker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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