Saturday, May 24, 2014

Death Notice for Thomas Whitley

The clipping below is from the Glasgow Daily News from 8 January 1940, on my 2nd-great-grandfather Thomas W. Whitley (courtesy of researcher Linda - thanks!).
Glasgow Daily News
This article is quite helpful, as I was unaware that Thomas had remarried after my 2nd-great-grandmother Elizabeth Hayden Matthews Whitley died in 1915, but it makes sense. From a quick search, it looks like his second wife Bertha Lowe Whitley (maiden name Robertson) died in Indianapolis in 1953.

The Mrs. H. C. Goff in the article is Martha Belle "Mattie" Whitley Goff, sister of my great-grandmother Elizabeth Lois Whitley. I think the article may be wrong about his birth date (it should be 1861 instead of 1862), and it is unclear if Thomas was born in Warren or Barren Counties. The article also shows that a large number of the Whitley children had moved to Indianapolis by 1940.

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