Jack Lendon Wharton

27 August 1925–7 December 2016 (Age 91)
Texas, United States

The Life of Jack Lendon

When Jack Lendon Wharton was born on 27 August 1925, in Texas, United States, his father, Sidney Ira Wharton, was 41 and his mother, Inez Devers, was 37. He married Mildred Laverne Bates on 22 November 1947, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Wichita, Texas, United States in 1940 and Corona, Sonoma, California, United States in 2001. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 7 December 2016, in Corona, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 91.

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Jack Lendon Wharton
Mildred Laverne Bates
Marriage: 22 November 1947
Melisa Ann Wharton

Spouse and Children


    Mildred Laverne Bates


22 November 1947
Los Angeles, California, United States


    Melisa Ann Wharton


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 4

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 24

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Wharton. Examples in Cheshire and Herefordshire are from an Old English river name Wæfer (derived from wæfre ‘wandering’, ‘winding’) + Old English tūn ‘settlement’; another in Lincolnshire has as its first element Old English wearde ‘beacon’ or waroð ‘shore’, ‘bank’; one in the former county of Westmorland (now part of Cumbria) is from Old English hwearf ‘wharf’, ‘embankment’ + tūn.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jack Wharton in household of Sydney Wharton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jack L Wharton in household of Sidney I Wharton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jack Lindon Wharton, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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