Edward Kress Whitaker

1896–4 March 1953 (Age 57)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Edward Kress

When Edward Kress Whitaker was born in 1896, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Dr. Henry Hardy Whitaker, was 41 and his mother, Susan Pender, was 41. He married Hattie Smoot on 25 November 1930, in Nash, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Rocky Mount, Nash, North Carolina, United States in 1920 and Township 12 Rocky Mount, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States for about 13 years. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 4 March 1953, in Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Rocky Mount, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Kress Whitaker
Hattie Smoot
Marriage: 25 November 1930

Spouse and Children

25 November 1930
Nash, North Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Dr. Henry Hardy Whitaker


    Susan Pender




    Mary Richard Whitaker


    Paul Arthur Whitaker


    Wilson Henry Whitaker




World Events (8)

1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 1

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 10

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 16

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ or hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘cultivated land’, as for example Whitaker in Lancashire and Whitacre in Warwickshire (both ‘white field’) or Whiteacre in Kent and Wheatacre in Norfolk (both ‘wheat field’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edwin Whitaker in household of Henry W Whitaker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • E K Whitaker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edward Whitker in household of Henry H Whitker, "United States Census, 1910"

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