Elsbury Riddick Whedbee Jr.

8 March 1877–18 April 1974 (Age 97)
Hertford Township, Perquimans, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Elsbury Riddick

When Elsbury Riddick Whedbee Jr. was born on 8 March 1877, in Hertford Township, Perquimans, North Carolina, United States, his father, Elsbury Riddick Whedbee, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Miller Keaton, was 18. He married Ola Annie Bogue on 21 December 1905. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Parkville, Perquimans, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and Parkville Township, Perquimans, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 18 April 1974, in Hertford, Perquimans, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Hertford, Perquimans, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elsbury Riddick Whedbee Jr.
Ola Annie Bogue
Marriage: 21 December 1905
Elizabeth Bogue Whedbee
William Talmadge Whedbee
Carleton Pierce Whedbee
Luther Le Roy Whedbee
Elsbury Riddick Whedbee
Thurman Cowper Whedbee
Leah Marian Whedbee
Dorothy Marie Whedbee
Margaret Keaton Whedbee
Ola Bogue Whedbee
Sarah Evelyn Whedbee
Baby Whedbee

Spouse and Children

21 December 1905


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 20

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 26

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. Perhaps a variant of English Whitby .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elsberry Whidbee, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elsbery R Whedbee Jr., "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elsbury Whedbee, "United States Census, 1920"

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