Ona Lora Whitaker

12 August 1904–5 March 1999 (Age 94)
Payne, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Ona Lora

When Ona Lora Whitaker was born on 12 August 1904, in Payne, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Jessie Lincoln Whitaker, was 40 and her mother, Anna Belle Gooding, was 38. She married Karl Henry Mengershausen on 30 May 1929, in Wichita, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Rose Township, Payne, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. She died on 5 March 1999, in Newton, Harvey, Kansas, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Karl Henry Mengershausen
Ona Lora Whitaker
Marriage: 30 May 1929
Rita Clara Mengerhausen

Spouse and Children

30 May 1929
Wichita, Kansas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Jessie Lincoln Whitaker


    Anna Belle Gooding




World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 3

Oklahoma is the 46th state.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Lara O Whitaker in household of Jesse L Whitaker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ona Lora Whitaker in household of Jesse Whitaker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ona Mengerhausen, "United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012"

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