John Captain Whittington

23 November 1885–13 February 1969 (Age 83)
North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of John Captain

When John Captain Whittington was born on 23 November 1885, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Benjamin F Whittington, was 35 and his mother, Rachel Ann Colvard, was 39. He married Etta Elizabeth Kilby on 23 November 1910, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Neills Creek Township, Harnett, North Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 13 February 1969, in North Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Pleasant Home Baptist Church, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States.

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John Captain Whittington
Etta Elizabeth Kilby
Marriage: 23 November 1910
Thomas Grant Whittington
Grace Whittington
Vernice Louise Whittington
James Andrew Whittington
Rex William Whittington

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 November 1910Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage
    Age 12
    In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
    1907 · Not for profit elections
    Age 22
    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of a large number of places called Whittington, for example in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, and Northumberland. Most of these places are named with the Old English personal name Hwīta + Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, meaning ‘Hwīta's settlement’ or ‘settlement associated with Hwīta’.

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

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    Sources (27)

    • John Whitting in household of Clem Whitting, "United States Census, 1900"
    • J C Whittington in entry for Hensley Eller and Vernice Whittington, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
    • John C Whittington, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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