Brinkley Family History

Pearl Elizabeth Whidden

Pearl Elizabeth WhiddenAge: 82 years18981980

Name
Pearl Elizabeth Whidden
Given names
Pearl Elizabeth
Surname
Whidden
Married name
Pearl Elizabeth Holley
Birth March 30, 1898 31 26
Census July 24, 1900 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherJames McSwain “Mac” Whidden
February 14, 1904 (Age 5 years)

Death of a motherMary Josephine “Josephine” Whidden
April 18, 1905 (Age 7 years)

Event
Photo
after April 1905 (Age 7 years)

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 11 years)

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

Census April 21, 1910 (Age 12 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Henry Whidden
July 20, 1912Between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM (Age 14 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
Event
Photo
about 1915 (Age 16 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherLouisa Charity Whidden
October 10, 1918 (Age 20 years)

MarriageHarry LeVan HolleyView this family
about 1920 (Age 21 years)

Birth of a son
#1
James Brantley Holley
1922 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Carol Holley
about 1926 (Age 27 years)
Census April 8, 1930 (Age 32 years)
Address: Hotel on Lee Street run by Eugenia Harrison.
Death of a brotherTheodore Cornelius “Neal” Whidden
May 10, 1961 (Age 63 years)
Burial of a brotherTheodore Cornelius “Neal” Whidden
1961 (Age 62 years)
Death of a brotherJames McSwain “Mac” Whidden
December 17, 1965 (Age 67 years)

Cause: Suicide, Shot himself due to throat cancer
Death of a husbandHarry LeVan Holley
November 25, 1972 (Age 74 years)
Death of a sisterGertrude Elizabeth Whidden
April 20, 1976 (Age 78 years)

Burial of a sisterGertrude Elizabeth Whidden
1976 (Age 77 years)
Cemetery: Oak Hill Cemetery
Death October 17, 1980 (Age 82 years)
Burial October 1980 (Age 82 years)
Cemetery: Oak Hill Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: July 7, 1890DeSoto, Florida, USA
23 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
21 months
elder sister
21 months
herself
6 years
younger brother
sister
Father’s family with Francis - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage:
Family with Harry LeVan Holley - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: about 1920
3 years
son
5 years
daughter

Event

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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EventMary Francis Whidden (left) and Pearl Elizabeth Whidden (right)Mary Francis Whidden (left) and Pearl Elizabeth Whidden (right)
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Media objectPearl Elizabeth "Beth" Whidden (right) with son (left)Pearl Elizabeth "Beth" Whidden (right) with son (left)
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Media objectPearl Elizabeth WhiddenPearl Elizabeth Whidden
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