Richard Edmondson Whitaker

18 April 1895–24 May 1984 (Age 89)
Baildon, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Richard Edmondson

When Richard Edmondson Whitaker was born on 18 April 1895, in Baildon, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Whitaker, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Edmonson, was 29. He married Olive Graham McDonald on 29 June 1920. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 24 May 1984, in Laguna Beach, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Richard Edmondson Whitaker
Olive Graham McDonald
1890–about 1966
Marriage: 29 June 1920
Tiffany Whitaker
about 1921–2009
Donna Muriel Whitaker
Ronald Graham Whitaker

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  • Marriage
    29 June 1920
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 1
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1915 · Zeppelin Raid
    Age 20
    During WWI Zeppelin raids took place all over England. The first of the raids happened from June 6-7, 1915, in Hull, East Yorkshire, England. During the attack 24 people were killed 40 injured, and 40 houses destroyed.
    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 24
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Whitacre in Warwickshire or High Whitaker in Lancashire, both of whose names derive from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + æcer ‘field’. The name may also be derived from Wheatacre in Norfolk or Whiteacre in Waltham (Kent), both of which derive from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘field’. Compare Whittaker .

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Richard Edmondson Whitaker in entry for Ronald Graham Whitaker, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Richard Whitaker, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Richard Edmondson Whitaker in entry for Jean Pifrre Dieny and Donna Muriel Whitaker, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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