Harry Whitaker (1906 - 1968)

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Harry Whitaker
1906 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
Harry Whitaker was born on November 20, 1906. He died in May 1968 at 61 years old. We know that Harry Whitaker had been residing in Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania 16001.


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Harry Whitaker died in May 1968 at age 61. He was born on November 20, 1906. There is no information about Harry's family or relationships. We know that Harry Whitaker had been residing in Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania 16001.
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In 1906, in the year that Harry Whitaker was born, Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

In 1923, at the age of 17 years old, Harry was alive when on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

In 1947, he was 41 years old when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1957, when he was 51 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1968, in the year of Harry Whitaker's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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California, United States
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Born: around 1919
Kentucky, United States
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United States
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United States
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Born: around 1915
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Born: around 1922
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United States
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New York, United States
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Mary K Whitaker
Apr 4, 1919 - Mar 9, 2008
Trafford, PA
Anna Whitaker
Nov 28, 1894 - March 1985
Pittsburgh, PA
William E Whitaker
Nov 10, 1916 - Oct 9, 1997
New Port Richey, FL
Mary Whitaker
Apr 9, 1884 - March 1971
Wilcox, PA
Raymond C Whitaker
Oct 22, 1934 - Sep 3, 2002
Eleanor Whitaker
Apr 17, 1939 - Nov 14, 1993
Philadelphia, PA
Carol C Whitaker
Mar 12, 1949 - Nov 16, 2009
Montgomer Whitaker
May 15, 1950 - October 1994
Philadelphia, PA
Donald A Whitaker
Nov 8, 1948 - Aug 12, 1999
Sheena B Whitaker
Sep 22, 1917 - May 28, 2003
Murrysville, PA
Mervin L Whitaker
Dec 10, 1925 - Jun 14, 1994
Windber, PA
Sarah Whitaker
May 9, 1906 - February 1986
Oley, PA
Ellis Whitaker
Nov 29, 1883 - March 1970
Dravosburg, PA
Thomas Whitaker
Jun 21, 1947 - Oct 13, 2006
Donna L Whitaker
Oct 21, 1944 - Dec 15, 1999
Gaston, SC
Charles S Whitaker
Nov 19, 1913 - Nov 20, 2000
Kane, PA
Samuel W Whitaker
Jul 9, 1920 - Jun 9, 1999
Wilmington, DE
Robert Whitaker
Apr 4, 1923 - March 1972
Otelia Whitaker
May 4, 1927 - January 1986
Coatesville, PA
Vallie K Whitaker
Apr 2, 1911 - Aug 25, 2003
Clearwater, FL

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Mar 14, 1908 - February 1981
Butler, PA
Peter Gryback
May 11, 1887 - December 1981
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Clarence Portman
Oct 20, 1892 - July 1982
Butler, PA
Harry Travis
Mar 19, 1886 - January 1969
Butler, PA
Raymond Kinney
Sep 17, 1914 - October 1984
Butler, PA
Arthur Saylor
Jul 3, 1903 - October 1955
John Somerville
Mar 8, 1907 - April 1984
Butler, PA
Albert D Sherman
Nov 16, 1912 - Jan 18, 1995
Butler, PA
Roy P Tooke
Jun 3, 1896 - Sep 22, 1990
Clifford Minehart
Jan 15, 1894 - November 1974
Butler, PA
Merle H Thompson
Oct 13, 1901 - Nov 20, 1993
Renfrew, PA
Harry Bupp
Sep 11, 1899 - May 1976
Harmony, PA
Victor F Krepinevich
Nov 10, 1916 - Sep 23, 2003
Lyndora, PA
Homer Redd
Aug 10, 1899 - Mar 27, 1989
Anton Plecity
Aug 30, 1909 - Oct 1, 1989
Isle of Palms, SC
John Nicklas
Aug 14, 1903 - October 1978
Evans City, PA
John Mergel
Nov 28, 1913 - January 1974
Butler, PA
Walter Martin
Aug 28, 1896 - November 1964
John M Miller
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Joseph Sloan
May 17, 1895 - February 1976
Butler, PA
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