Leonodus Kimsey "Kim" Whitaker

19 June 1876–15 March 1952 (Age 75)
Andrews, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Leonodus Kimsey "Kim"

When Leonodus Kimsey "Kim" Whitaker was born on 19 June 1876, in Andrews, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, his father, Benjamin Harrison Whitaker, was 37 and his mother, Nancy Elizabeth Patterson, was 27. He married Ruth Lee " Ruthie" Hardin on 4 November 1897, in Cherokee, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Valleytown, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Valley Town Township, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 15 March 1952, in Andrews, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Andrews, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States.

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Leonodus Kimsey "Kim" Whitaker
Ruth Lee " Ruthie" Hardin
Marriage: 4 November 1897
Ada May Whitaker
Judd Boone Whitaker
Ross William Whitaker

Spouse and Children

4 November 1897
Cherokee, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 1

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

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.

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)

  • Leonodus Whitaker in household of B H Whitaker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Tim Whitaker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Kim Whitaker, "United States Census, 1930"

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