Agnes Ruth Whetstone

1916–1992 (Age 75)
Elwood, Madison, Indiana, United States

The Life of Agnes Ruth

When Agnes Ruth Whetstone was born on 20 July 1916, in Elwood, Madison, Indiana, United States, her father, Elvin Thomas Whetstone, was 22 and her mother, Levada Jefferies, was 23. She had at least 2 daughters with Herman Otto Welcher. She lived in Jackson Township, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Pipe Creek Township, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 23 January 1992, in Elwood, Madison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Elwood, Madison, Indiana, United States.

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Agnes Ruth Whetstone
Herman Otto Welcher
Sue Ann Welcher
Andra Lee Welcher

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  • Sue Ann Welcher


  • Andra Lee Welcher


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from either of two places called Whetstone, in Leicestershire and Greater London (formerly in Middlesex), or from Wheston in Derbyshire. All are named with Old English hwetstān ‘whetstone’ and are sited in areas that provided stone suitable for whetstones, stones used to sharpen knives and blades.2 Americanized form of German Wettstein .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Agnes Whetstone in household of Elvin T Whetstone, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Agnes R Whetstone in household of Elvin Whetstone, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Agnes Welcher in household of Herman Welcher, "United States Census, 1940"

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