Anna Whitman

Brief Life History of Anna

When Anna Whitman was born on 9 September 1887, in Indiana, United States, her father, Isaac Morton "Mort" Whiteman, was 20 and her mother, Nora "Noretta" Gordon, was 25. She married Breckenridge Ballard on 8 October 1907, in Menifee, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Leatherwood, Perry, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Menifee, Kentucky, United States in 1930. She died on 7 February 1962, in Mount Sterling, Montgomery, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Menifee, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Breckenridge Ballard
1886–1951
Anna Whitman
1887–1962
Marriage: 8 October 1907
Claud Ballard
1910–
Mero M Ballard
1914–
Mira P Ballard
1914–
Stella Ballard
1917–
Josie P Ballard
1920–

Sources (8)

  • Anna Ballard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Annie Whiteman, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Anna Ballard Alcorn, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1892 · The Radio is invented

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

1907 · Not for profit elections

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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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