Mary Jane Whitaker

23 September 1904–1977 (Age 72)
DeRidder, Beauregard, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Whitaker was born on 23 September 1904, in DeRidder, Beauregard, Louisiana, United States, her father, James Dawson Whitaker, was 32 and her mother, Viola Neely, was 27. She lived in Ward Seven, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States in 1910 and Carlton Township, Chicot, Arkansas, United States in 1920. She died in 1977, at the age of 73.

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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.
1906 · Diamonds Found Near Murfreesboro

Age 2

In a 37- acre plowed field in  a state park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas visitors are able to go looking for diamonds. This was the site for the first diamond discovery in 1906. Through the years more than 33,100 diamonds have been found at the Crater of Diamonds. 

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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 (2)

  • Mary June Whittaker in household of Js? Whittaker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary J Whitaker in household of James D Whitaker, "United States Census, 1910"

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