Elmer Sidney Whitten

7 October 1926–24 June 2002 (Age 75)
Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Elmer Sidney

When Elmer Sidney Whitten was born on 7 October 1926, in Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi, United States, his father, Dewey General Whitten, was 28 and his mother, Heston Tomlin, was 24. He married Mary Ruth Priest in October 1946, in Shannon, Lee, Mississippi, United States. He lived in Lee, Mississippi, United States in 1935 and Beat 4, Lee, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 24 June 2002, in Mississippi, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Lee, Mississippi, United States.

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Elmer Sidney Whitten
Mary Ruth Priest
Marriage: October 1946

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October 1946
Shannon, Lee, Mississippi, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1939 · First Oil Well in Mississippi Located in Yazoo County

Age 13

Fredric F. Mellen was a geologist that was surveyed a clay and minerals project. While doing this he instead struck oil and started the oil industry in Mississippi.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 21

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and northern Irish: variant of Whitton .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elmer S Whitten in household of G Dewey Whitten, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elmer Whitten in household of Dewey Whitten, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer Whitten, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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