Brinkley Family History

Mary Josephine Crawford Whidden

Mary Josephine “Josephine” WhiddenAge: 33 years18711905

Name
Mary Josephine “Josephine” Whidden
Given names
Mary Josephine
Surname
Whidden
Nickname
Josephine
Married name
Mary Josephine Whidden
Text:

Mabel did say that those Whiddens had five children while they were not married, and one after they married: The five she named were - Josephine, Jim, William, Beulah, and Josh. Arlen was within marriage. That may explain the marriage date o f Baz and Lou Whidden.

Note: I was originally not sure William F.B. Whidden was the father of any of Louisa's children including Mary Josephine. William and Louisa did not seem to have been married until 1882. Josh Osey Whidden's information has a note on the Lemon Bay Cemetery transcription that says son of JD. It seems that between 1870 and 1880 Louisa was married had the kids and then divorced, all in a 10 year period. I have still not been able to explain Mary Josephine being called Mary Josephine Crawford Whidden. William Whidden did have a brother named James I. Whidden, though I am not sure if James Irwin would have been named after him. Mary Josephine's brother William Hardy's death certificate lists his father as William. Sara Tillis (Whidden) advised she was told by her Grandmother Mabel that "Lou" and "Baz" had several children before they were finally married.

Mary Josephine Crawford

Name
Mary Josephine Crawford
Given names
Mary Josephine
Surname
Crawford
Citation details: Page 54
Text:

The marriage book lists the marriage as being between William H. Whidden and Mary J. Crawford.

Birth July 24, 1871 12 19
Birth of a daughter
#1
(Infant Daughter) Whidden

Birth of a brotherWilliam Hardy Whidden
October 16, 1874 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Irvin Whidden
October 16, 1874 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterJennie Whidden
about 1877 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterLula F. Whidden
March 11, 1879 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherJoshua Osey “Josh” Whidden
March 11, 1880 (Age 8 years)
Census June 10, 1880 (Age 8 years) Age: 9
Marriage of parentsWilliam F. Brazella WhiddenLouisa Charity WhiddenView this family
March 11, 1882 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Arlin Whidden
July 6, 1882 (Age 10 years)
Census June 30, 1885 (Age 13 years) Age: 14
Death of a maternal grandmotherEliza J. Blount
August 21, 1886 (Age 15 years)

MarriageWilliam Henry WhiddenView this family
July 7, 1890 (Age 18 years)
Citation details: Book 1, page 54
Text:

The record shows William H. Whidden married Mary J. Crawford July 7, 1890.

Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Lewis Whidden
November 11, 1891 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Theodore Cornelius “Neal” Whidden
June 6, 1892 (Age 20 years)
Text:

The draft registration lists his birthdate as June 6, 1893.

Birth of a daughter
#3
Mary Francis Whidden
October 20, 1894 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4
Gertrude Elizabeth Whidden
July 12, 1896 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a daughter
#5
Pearl Elizabeth Whidden
March 30, 1898 (Age 26 years)
Census July 24, 1900 (Age 29 years) Age: 28
Birth of a son
#6
James McSwain “Mac” Whidden
February 14, 1904 (Age 32 years)

Death April 18, 1905 (Age 33 years)

Burial April 1905 (Age 33 years)
Cemetery: Oak Hill

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: March 11, 1882Manatee, Florida, USA
-11 years
herself
3 years
younger brother
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
1 year
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
Family with William Henry Whidden - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: July 7, 1890DeSoto, Florida, USA
23 months
son
2 years
daughter
21 months
daughter
21 months
daughter
6 years
son
daughter
William Henry Whidden + Francis - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage:

BirthTombstone, Oak Hill Cemetery, DeSoto County, Florida
MarriageTombstone, Oak Hill Cemetery, DeSoto County, Florida
MarriageCounty Records, DeSoto Co., Florida Marriages Book 1, (June 28, 1887 - March 24, 1892)
Citation details: Book 1, page 54
Text:

The record shows William H. Whidden married Mary J. Crawford July 7, 1890.

NameFamily Tree, Whitman Family Bible
NamePersonal Recollections and Research of Sara Tillis (Whidden)
Text:

Mabel did say that those Whiddens had five children while they were not married, and one after they married: The five she named were - Josephine, Jim, William, Beulah, and Josh. Arlen was within marriage. That may explain the marriage date o f Baz and Lou Whidden.

NameCounty Records, DeSoto Co., Florida Marriages Book 1, (June 28, 1887 - March 24, 1892)
Citation details: Page 54
Text:

The marriage book lists the marriage as being between William H. Whidden and Mary J. Crawford.

DeathDeath Certificate, Mary Josephine Whidden
BurialTombstone, Oak Hill Cemetery, DeSoto County, Florida
Name

I was originally not sure William F.B. Whidden was the father of any of Louisa's children including Mary Josephine. William and Louisa did not seem to have been married until 1882. Josh Osey Whidden's information has a note on the Lemon Bay Cemetery transcription that says son of JD. It seems that between 1870 and 1880 Louisa was married had the kids and then divorced, all in a 10 year period. I have still not been able to explain Mary Josephine being called Mary Josephine Crawford Whidden. William Whidden did have a brother named James I. Whidden, though I am not sure if James Irwin would have been named after him. Mary Josephine's brother William Hardy's death certificate lists his father as William. Sara Tillis (Whidden) advised she was told by her Grandmother Mabel that "Lou" and "Baz" had several children before they were finally married.

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Ella Mae provided a copy to scan into a digital image.

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