John H Whitman

Brief Life History of John H

John H Whitman was born on 10 September 1901, in California, United States. He had at least 1 son with Nora Elizabeth Joslin. He lived in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States for about 10 years and Modesto Judicial Township, Stanislaus, California, United States in 1940. He died on 6 November 1952, in Solano, California, United States, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

John H Whitman
1901–1952
Nora Elizabeth Joslin
1905–1982
Charles William Whitman
1924–1992

Sources (8)

  • John H Whitman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John H Whitman, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • John Whitman in entry for Mary Katherine Whitman, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

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

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English (southern): from the Middle English personal name Whytman (Old English Hwītmann, from hwīt ‘white’ + mann ‘man’). Compare White 1 and also Wightman , with which this surname was probably confused.

History: John Whitman settled in Weymouth, MA, c. 1638. The poet Walt Whitman (1819–92) was descended from Joseph Whitman, who had settled in Stratford, CT, from England around 1660.

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

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