William Porter Whitaker

Brief Life History of William Porter

When William Porter Whitaker was born on 2 April 1882, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, Thomas William Whitaker, was 65 and his mother, Hannah Waddoups, was 34. He married Rose Byrnina Willey on 18 November 1903, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to World in 1943 and lived in Tyhee, Bannock, Idaho, United States for about 1 years. He died on 15 January 1957, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Porter Whitaker
1882–1957
Mary Regina Hawkley
1890–1974
Marriage: 13 November 1912
Mary Rebecca Whitaker
1913–1978
Josephine Whitaker
1915–1919
Violet Whitaker
1918–1994
Louis Albert Whitaker
1921–1945
Lellah Whitaker
1925–2019
John Hawkley Whitaker
1929–2000

Sources (87)

  • William P Whitaker, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Births, 1905-1915; deaths, 1905-1915; marriages, 1905-1915; ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89GD-5CB7
  • William P Whitaker, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

World Events (8)

1886

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1894 · The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed.

The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed. - A precursor society to FamilySearch, the GSU was organized on November 13,1894, in the Church Historian's Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Whitacre in Warwickshire or High Whitaker in Lancashire, both of whose names derive from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + æcer ‘field’. The name may also be derived from Wheatacre in Norfolk or Whiteacre in Waltham (Kent), both of which derive from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘field’. Compare Whittaker .

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

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Stories about my dad by Lellah Whitaker Bigler

HISTORY: Stories about my dad by Lellah Whitaker Bigler. These are stories that my dad use to tell us as children. He was a great story teller and could hold a person spellbound altho they had heard t …

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