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Whittington .. Chester, West Virginia

Whittington .. Chester, West Virginia

Posted: 12 Nov 2013 5:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Whittington, Potts
Don't know much about my Father's side. My Dad was Bernard Whittington. His nickname, for whatever reason, was "Tex" I believe his Mom to be Laura Potts. My Dad had a brother named Chuck, I assume his real name is Charles. When I visited my Grandmother, one time when I was very young, she lived in Chester West Virginia. Any family help?

George Whittington

Re: Whittington .. Chester, West Virginia

Posted: 13 Nov 2013 12:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
I did a little online research and came up with this:

Your father was Bernard Y. Whittington, born July 2, 1924, in Arroyo, Hancock County, West Virginia, son of Arnold Eugene Whittington and Laura Odessa Pritchard.

This information is from the following scanned marriage records:

http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11998916&Ty... [scroll to the right]

and

http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11953016&Ty... [scroll to the right]

Laura Odessa Pritchard Whittington married (2nd) Robert Earl Potts on October 15, 1927 in Beaver, Beaver Co., PA, according to this webpage:

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&d...

I don't know whether your grandfather was deceased by 1927 or whether he and your grandmother had divorced. This page also gives details about your grandmother's ancestry; I can't vouch for their accuracy.

Arnold Eugene Whittington claims to have been born in "Doubal" (= Duval?) County, Florida, but I'm not sure how seriously to take this. So for example in the 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Bernard Whittington's father's place of birth is given as West Virginia.

There were a couple of Arnold Whittingtons born in southern West Virginia between 1900 and 1910, including an Arnold E. Whittington (born 1905 in Putnam County, later lived in Kanawha County and served in WWII) whose marriage record is here:

http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11523407&Ty...

Not sure whether he's your grandfather Arnold Eugene Whittington though...

Richard M. Wilson
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