Emma Alice Whitehead

29 May 1860–7 February 1953 (Age 92)
Nelson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Emma Alice

When Emma Alice Whitehead was born on 29 May 1860, in Nelson, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Monroe Whitehead, was 23 and her mother, Sarah Cunningham, was 24. She married Henry Johnson Wilks on 1 January 1879, in Caruthersville, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Little Prairie Township, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States for about 20 years and San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 February 1953, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Johnson Wilks
1846–1898
Emma Alice Whitehead
1860–1953
Marriage: 1 January 1879
Delia Wilks
1880–1960
Addie Muriel Wilks
1881–1910
Mary Emma Wilks
1883–1954
William Henry Wilks
1884–1956

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 January 1879
Caruthersville, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Joseph Franklin Whitehead

    Male1858–Male

    Female1860–1953Female

    James Monroe Whitehead Jr.

    Male1862–Male

    John Henderson Whitehead

    Male1864–Male

    Female1866–1868Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1861

Age 1

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
1863

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1886

Age 26

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: nickname for someone with fair or prematurely white hair, from Middle English whit ‘white’ + heved ‘head’.2 Irish (Connacht): erroneous translation of Ó Ceanndubháin ‘descendant of the little black-headed one’ ( see Canavan ), as if from Gaelic ceann ‘head’ + bán ‘white’.3 Translated form of German Weisshaupt ( see Weishaupt ) or Weisskopf ( see Weiskopf ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Wilks in household of Henry J Wilks, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emma Whitehead in household of James Whitehead, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emma A Wilks, "United States Census, 1900"

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