Mary Edna Whitten

16 July 1874–27 June 1964 (Age 89)
Lauderdale, Alabama, United States

The Life of Mary Edna

When Mary Edna Whitten was born on 16 July 1874, in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, her father, Joel Jasper Whitten, was 34 and her mother, Martha Susan Bevis, was 27. She had at least 1 son with William Burr Koonce. She lived in Cloverdale, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States in 1910. She died on 27 June 1964, in Tuscumbia, Colbert, Alabama, United States, at the age of 89.

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William Burr Koonce
Mary Edna Whitten
James Harold Koonce

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · Alabama Constitution is Ratified

Age 1

A constitutional convention was held on November 16, 1875, to redeem the state from the Reconstructionist Constitution which had been adopted in 1868. The constitution reduced the size of government and services provided, lowered taxes and the political constraint on African-Americans. Segregated schools were also established.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 24

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edna Whitten in household of Joel J Whitten, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edna Whitten in household of Joel Whitten, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Edna Whitten in entry for James Harold Koonce, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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