Otho Whittaker
Fannie L. Grimmes
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Emmett Lewis Whittaker

  • Born: 25 Jan 1926, Caroline Co., Virginia
  • Marriage: Helen Esther Hagen on 20 Dec 1947 in Richmond, VA
  • Died: 30 Jun 1987, Georgia at age 61
  • Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Tifton, Tift Co., Georgia

bullet  General Notes:

Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014
Name: Emmett Lewis Whittaker
Birth Date: 25 Jan 1926
Birth Place: Caroline, Virginia

The 1930 Federal Census for Richmond, VA records a Lewis Whittaker (23) boarding at 117 Belvidere Street. This is a likely candidate for our Lewis ... he is from Virginia as are his parents; however no records can be found in the SSDI for this individual with a 1907 date of birth.
The SSDI records:
Lewis Whitaker
SSN: 228-07-4074
Last Residence: Virginia
Born: 16 Aug 1904
Died: July 9, 1964
State (Year)
SSN issued: Virginia (Before 1951) ... this might be our Lewis.

Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Whittaker address is 5515 Cottage Street in Richmond, VA, 23228 in 1971 on a wedding invitation list prepared by Inez D. Hagen. This could be just for Helen if Lewis had already passed away.

Lewis Whittaker's first name comes from the 1948 & 1958 Richmond City Directory ... see general notes on his wife, Helen Hagen.

From www.findagrave.com
Emmett Louis Whittaker
Birth: Jan. 25, 1926
Death: Jun. 30, 1987
Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Tifton, Tift Co., Georgia
Plot: Annex across street from main gate; south end


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Factory Hand at a Tin Factory (1930).


Emmett married Helen Esther Hagen, daughter of Edwin Walter Hagen II and Mary Elizabeth (Maime) Rannels (Reynolds), on 20 Dec 1947 in Richmond, VA. (Helen Esther Hagen was born on 10 Jan 1906 in Mechanicsburg, PA, died on 8 Aug 1980 in Richmond, VA and was buried in Section 26, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va..) The cause of her death was Uremia / Pneumonia / Scleroderma.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

In 1946 Helen is living with her father as indicated in the Hill's 1946 Richmond Virginia City Directory but living with Emmett L. Whittaker in the Hill's 1947 Richmond Virginia City Directory ... thus the estimated 1947 marriage date for Helen & Emmett ... other documents regarding this date are listed below.

Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014
Name: Helen Esther Hagen (divorced)
Occupation: Book Keeper
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 31
Birth Date: abt 1916
Marriage Date: 20 Dec 1947*
Marriage Place: Richmond, Virginia
Registration Place: Richmond, Virginia
Father: Edwin W Hagen
Mother: Mary E Rannels
Spouse: Emmett Lewis Whittaker (single)
Residence: 2007 Maplewood Ave
Occupation: Dry Cleaners
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 24*
Spouse Father: Otho Whittaker [from 1900 census Otho was born Oct 1894]
Spouse Mother: Mary Grimes
Certificate Number: 1947037604
The 1900 Census from Bowling Green, Caroline Co., VA records S Whittaker (48), Lucy Whittaker (38), Watson Whittaker (20), Reta B Whittaker (18), Lilah Whittaker (15), Texana Whittaker (13), Maston Whittaker (11), Ira Whittaker (9), Laura Whittaker (7), Otto Whittaker (5), Russell Whittaker (4), Helen Whittaker (2), Waterfield Whittaker (1). S. and Lucy have been married for 21 years and have had 11 children all of whom are still living.

*Note: Age 24 in 1947 makes Lewis' year of birth as 1923. However, the death certificate of his mother (below) means he had to be born before February 5, 1922, his mother's date of death. However, there is a birth record for a Lewis Emmett Whittaker stating a DOB as Jan 25, 1926 ... the mother is not listed on this record.

Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014
Name: Helen Esther Hagen
Residence: 5515 Cottage Street, Richmond, VA
Gender: Female
Race: White
Divorce Age: 67
Birth Date: 10 Jan 1906, PA
Marriage Date: 20 Dec 1947
Divorce Date: 11 Sep 1973*
Divorce Place: Henrico, Virginia
Spouse: Emmett Lewis Whittaker
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Divorce Age: 57*
Spouse Birth Date: 25 Feb 1926, VA*
Certificate Number: 1973011575
Number of Children: 0
Plaintiff: Husband
Separation: July 15, 1970

*Note: Lewis' birth date of Feb 25, 1926, with a current age of 57 and a divorce date of Sept 11, 1973 just don't add up ... 1926 + 57 = 1983 ... so perhaps Lewis was born in 1916?!?

Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Fannie L Whittaker [Fannie L Grymes]
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis of Lungs
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age at Death: 20
Birth Date: 27 Oct 1901
Death Date: 5 Feb 1922
Death Place: Caroline, Virginia
Registration Date: 6 Feb 1922
Father: James Grymes
Mother: Eliza Whittaker
Spouse: Otho Whittaker
Certificate Number: 1922002785

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