Brinkley Family History

James McSwain Whidden

James McSwain “Mac” WhiddenAge: 61 years19041965

Name
James McSwain “Mac” Whidden
Given names
James McSwain
Nickname
Mac
Surname
Whidden
Birth February 14, 1904 37 32

Death of a motherMary Josephine “Josephine” Whidden
April 18, 1905 (Age 14 months)

Event
Photo
after April 1905 (Age 13 months)

Note: This photo appears to have been possibly taken after the death of Mary Josephine in April 1905. McSwain would have been just over 1 year old. The photo shows William Henry Whidden (middle) holding McSwain in his lap. The other children from left to right, I believe are Eliza Gertrude, Mary Frances, Theodore Cornelius, and Pearl Elizabeth.
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Whidden
before August 11, 1909 (Age 5 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherJosephine Driggers
after August 11, 1909 (Age 5 years)

Death of a fatherWilliam Henry Whidden
July 20, 1912Between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM (Age 8 years)
Cause: Heart Attack or Unknown Cause while in the water
Note: Thanks to Jill Addison for the newspaper articles detailing the death of William Henry Whidden. The best we will ever get with this can only be personal opinion. It is great that we have such detail with the inquest and news articles. In my opinion either Harry, who couldn't swim, stepped in a deep spot and started to drown. Then William Whidden had some sort of heart failure (only a guess) and died while trying to save him. Or... William Whidden had a heart attack and Harry who could not swim died trying to save him. I would say only Harry or William could answer that question. -- Bill Brinkley 07/18/2010
Death of a maternal grandmotherLouisa Charity Whidden
October 10, 1918 (Age 14 years)

Death of a brotherTheodore Cornelius “Neal” Whidden
May 10, 1961 (Age 57 years)
Burial of a brotherTheodore Cornelius “Neal” Whidden
1961 (Age 56 years)
Death December 17, 1965 (Age 61 years)

Cause of death: Suicide, Shot himself due to throat cancer
Burial

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father
mother
Marriage: July 7, 1890DeSoto, Florida, USA
23 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
21 months
elder sister
21 months
elder sister
6 years
himself
sister
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father
step-mother
Marriage:
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himself
wife
daughter
Pearl Delores Whidden
Family with Audra Marie Brown - View this family
himself
wife
Audra Marie Brown
daughter
Mary Phyllis Whidden
daughter
Eleanor Maxine Whidden

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This photo appears to have been possibly taken after the death of Mary Josephine in April 1905. McSwain would have been just over 1 year old. The photo shows William Henry Whidden (middle) holding McSwain in his lap. The other children from left to right, I believe are Eliza Gertrude, Mary Frances, Theodore Cornelius, and Pearl Elizabeth.

EventWilliam H Whidden and Children Theodore, Mary, Eliza, Pearl, and McSwainWilliam H Whidden and Children Theodore, Mary, Eliza, Pearl, and McSwain
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