Sarah Beatrice Sally Whitford

22 January 1919–17 June 1985 (Age 66)
White, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Sarah Beatrice Sally

When Sarah Beatrice Sally Whitford was born on 22 January 1919, in White, Arkansas, United States, her father, James Henry Whitford, was 51 and her mother, Rosa May Hendrix, was 29. She married John Henry Biddie on 11 October 1936, in Cardwell, Dunklin, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Russell, White, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Walnut Ridge, Lawrence, Arkansas, United States in 1940. She died on 17 June 1985, in Minturn, Lawrence, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Biddie
Sarah Beatrice Sally Whitford
Marriage: 11 October 1936
John Henry Sonny Biddie

Spouse and Children

11 October 1936
Cardwell, Dunklin, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Henry Whitford





World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 3

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 18

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

English: habitational name from a place named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ + ford ‘ford’, probably the one in Devon, although there are other places similarly named.

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

Sources (3)

  • Beatrice Whitford in household of Mae Collins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sarah B Whitford in household of James H Whitford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sally Beatrice Whitford in entry for Albert Richard Grams, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"

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