Sally Vanhook

1897–1985 (Age 87)
Pulaski, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Sally

When Sally Vanhook was born on 27 December 1897, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Marion Vanhook JR, was 22 and her mother, Mary Maude Chaney, was 17. She married James Herman Whitaker on 4 September 1915, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Lynch, Harlan, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Magisterial District 6, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 25 July 1985, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Swiss Colony Cemetery, London, Laurel, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sally Vanhook
James Herman Whitaker
Marriage: 4 September 1915
Rayford Whitaker
Helen Bernice Whitaker
Gladys Whitaker
Elise Marie Whitaker
Elise Yealy
Robert Lee Whitaker

Spouse & Children

4 September 1915
Pulaski, Kentucky, United States


  • Rayford Whitaker


  • Female1925–1978Female

  • Female1927–2007Female

  • Elise Marie Whitaker


  • Elise Yealy


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • William Marion Vanhook JR


  • Female1880–1962Female



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.

Age 1

Historical Boundaries - 1898: Letcher, Kentucky, United States

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Van Hoek, a habitational name for someone from any of various places in the Netherlands and Belgium called Hoek, for example in East and West Flanders, Zeeland, North Brabant, Gelderland, and elsewhere, or from the Hook of Holland (Hoek van Holland). Compare Vandenhoek .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sallie Whitaker in household of James H Whitaker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sally Whitaker in household of James H Whitaker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sallie Vanhook in household of Mary M Vanhook, "United States Census, 1910"

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