Mary Elizabeth Whitehair

20 July 1844–2 October 1928 (Age 84)
West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Whitehair was born on 20 July 1844, in West Virginia, United States, her father, Henry J. Whitehair, was 21 and her mother, LaRhue Nancy Castle, was 23. She married George Washington Whitehair on 11 September 1866, in Taylor, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Flemington District, Taylor, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Flemington, Taylor, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 October 1928, in Taylor, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Simpson, Taylor, West Virginia, United States.

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George Washington Whitehair
Mary Elizabeth Whitehair
Marriage: 11 September 1866
Mollie Whitehair
Sally Whitehair
Emory David Whitehair
Elizabeth D Whitehair
George Whitehair
Ella Nora Whitehair
Mary Adeline Whitehair
Marian Whitehair
Nicholas Whitehair

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  • Marriage
    11 September 1866Taylor, West Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established
    Age 3
    Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 22
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Whittier altered by folk etymology.Americanized form (translation into English) of German Weishaar .Native American (also White Hair): translation into English of a personal name such as Navajo Bitsii' Łigáii (literally ‘His White Hair’), based on bitsiiʼ ‘his hair’ and łigái ‘white’.

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

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    Sources (31)

    • Mary Whitehare in household of George Whitehare, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Eliz in entry for Emory C Whitehair and Sarah E Keener, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"
    • Mary Whitehair in entry for Ella Nora Whitehair Peters, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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