Leola Frances Whitten

5 April 1930–19 December 2009 (Age 79)
Monticello, Jasper, Georgia, United States

The Life of Leola Frances

When Leola Frances Whitten was born on 5 April 1930, in Monticello, Jasper, Georgia, United States, her father, John Simeon Whitten, was 20 and her mother, Sara Ophelia Dennis, was 18. She married Charles "Charlie" Robert Garrard Sr. on 25 December 1948, in Monticello, Jasper, Georgia, United States. She lived in Jasper, Georgia, United States in 1935 and District 291, Jasper, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died on 19 December 2009, in Emory University Hospital, DeKalb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Monticello, Richmond, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles "Charlie" Robert Garrard Sr.
Leola Frances Whitten
Marriage: 25 December 1948

Spouse and Children

25 December 1948
Monticello, Jasper, Georgia, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Sara Mae Whitten


    Betty Jean Whitten


    John Simeon "JS" Whitten Jr


    Richard Anthony Whitten


World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 12

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 21

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and northern Irish: variant of Whitton .

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

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Story Highlight

The Farm

Family Notes from daughter-in-law Jennifer Hatfield: Sara Ophelia Whitten Lived with her daughter Frances Whitten after Frances's husband Charles Garrard died, Granny helped raise her grandkids so F …

Sources (1)

  • Leda Frances Whitten in household of Simeon Whitten, "United States Census, 1940"

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