Brinkley Family History

Gertrude Elizabeth WhiddenAge: 79 years18961976

Name
Gertrude Elizabeth Whidden

Eliza Gertrude Whidden

Name
Eliza Gertrude Whidden
Birth July 12, 1896 29 24

Birth of a sisterPearl Elizabeth Whidden
March 30, 1898 (Age 20 months)
Census July 24, 1900 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherJames McSwain “Mac” Whidden
February 14, 1904 (Age 7 years)

Death of a motherMary Josephine “Josephine” Whidden
April 18, 1905 (Age 8 years)

Burial of a motherMary Josephine “Josephine” Whidden
April 1905 (Age 8 years)
Cemetery: Oak Hill
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after April 1905 (Age 8 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 13 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherJosephine Driggers
after August 11, 1909 (Age 13 years)

Death of a fatherWilliam Henry Whidden
July 20, 1912Between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM (Age 16 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
Burial of a fatherWilliam Henry Whidden
after July 20, 1912 (Age 16 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherLouisa Charity Whidden
October 10, 1918 (Age 22 years)

Death of a brotherTheodore Cornelius “Neal” Whidden
May 10, 1961 (Age 64 years)
Burial of a brotherTheodore Cornelius “Neal” Whidden
1961 (Age 64 years)
Death of a brotherJames McSwain “Mac” Whidden
December 17, 1965 (Age 69 years)

Cause: Suicide, Shot himself due to throat cancer
Death of a husbandWalter Ivey Thompson
September 15, 19729:20 AM (Age 76 years)
Address: Lee Memorial Hospital
Death April 20, 1976 (Age 79 years)

Burial 1976 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery: Oak Hill Cemetery
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mother
Marriage: July 7, 1890DeSoto, Florida, USA
23 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
21 months
herself
21 months
younger sister
6 years
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herself
daughter
Hazel Woodrow Thompson
son
Sherman Thompson
daughter
Mary Elizabeth Thompson

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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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