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Whit (1893-1976) b. to John David Love Whitaker & Cornelia S. Ingram in Como, MS. Brother, John m. to Ida. Father died early; he quit school after 8th gr. and became successful in Esso. Cornelia played violin, Whit played trumphet and Johnny played flute. Lived adult life in Memphis, TN. m. 1) Juliette Graham & 2) Mrs. Margaret Hinson Black. No Issue.


Brenda Watson JOHN DAVID LOVE WHITAKER (DAVID1)1 was born 14 Feb 1854 in Arkansas, and died 25 Jun 1935 in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN. He married CORNELIA S. INGRAHAM. She was born Abt. 1862 in Tennessee, and died Aft. 1935 in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN. Burial: Henderson, TN. Occupation: 1930, Lumber Broker

i. CORNELIUS MILTON WHITAKER, b. 24 Sep 1893, Como, Panola Co., MS; d. 27 Aug 1976, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN; m. (1) JULIETTE GRAHAM; b. 01 Feb 1896, Tennessee; d. 28 May 1937, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN; m. (2) MARGARET FLEDA HINSON, Sep 1938, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN; b. 22 Aug 1897, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN; d. 18 Dec 1987, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.
Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN
Hobbies: Played the trumphet
Personality: Quiet, friendly, frugal, meticulous with details
Profession: Manager of Tires, Batteries & Accessories for Esso, SE region US
More About JULIETTE GRAHAM: Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN
Education: Chicago Conservatory of Music & Radnor College in Nashville, TN
Occupation: School teacher & Music teacher

ii. CRYSTAL M. WHITAKER, b. Abt. 1896, Como, Panola Co., MS; d. 1958, Chester County, Tennessee; m. BURL MCKINNIE; b. 1876; d. 1936, Chester County, Tennessee.

iii. JOHN LOVE WHITAKER, b. Abt. 1898, Como, Panola Co., MS; d. Memphis, Shelby, TN; m. IDA WESTPHAL; b. Abt. 1910, Florida; d. Memphis, Shelby, TN.
Hobbies: Played the saxophone
Feb 28, 2006 · Reply
Brenda Watson Cornelius' first wife's Obituary

Obituary - Memphis, Tennessee
Mrs. Whitaker, Musician, Dies

Pneumonia Is Fatal to Wife of Standard Oil Co. Official

Mrs. Juliette Graham Whitaker, wife of Cornelius M. Whitaker, Standard Oil Co. official, died at 2 a.m. today at Baptist Hospital of pneumonia. She was 41.

Daughter of the late Stella M. and George C. Graham, Mrs. Whitaker was born Feb. 1, 1896. She was educated at Waverly Institute, Byhalia, Miss., which was conducted
by her grandparents, the late Professor and Mrs. A.M. Moore, and was graduated from Radnor College, Nashville. She taught school for a number of years, then took up the teaching of music.

Mrs. Whitaker was an accomplished pianist, studying for a time at the Chicago Conservatory of Music. During her girlhood, she was president of the Junior Beethoven Club. She kept her music until her death, and her playing afforded much pleasure to the many friends who visited her home. For some years she played the piano in the Sunday school of St. John's Methodist Church, of which she was a member.

Mrs. Whitaker leaves her husband and a sister, Mr. Floy Graham Novitzki. She was the niece of Mrs. L.B. McFarland.

Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at her home, 2120 University Circle. Rev. C.C. Daniels and Rev. R. Girard Lowe will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood, with Thompson Brothers in charge.

Pallbearers will be: Carl L. Williss, John W. Maden, Adolph T. Schulze, Abe Bannet, Garland L. Thompson, V.V. Dupratt, Gordon B. Hale, Norman M. Eckert
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