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McWhirter - Bridges Family

Chapter 11
Edward "Edd" McWhirter

of
Marion County, Illinois



             Edward “Edd” McWHIRTER, born 1861, Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois, son of (Charles Pitts and Rebecca (Hammer) McWhirter (See Chapter 7). He died 1897, Marion County, Illinois. He is buried in Martin Cemetery next to his parents.
    Edd married 1st Frances E. “Fannie” HEADLEY 1 May 1887, Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois. She was born 1869/70, Marion County, Illinois, daughter of Eli and Sarah HEADLEY.
    Edd married 2nd the widow Seneth Helen “Nellie” (GARNER) BLURTON 24 Sep 1889, Marion County, Illinois. He was 26 and she was 23 when they married. Nellie was born 31 Dec 1866, Marion County, Illinois, daughter of Calvin and Jemima Jane (ARNOLD) GARNER. She died 1 Jan 1943, Salem, Marion County, Illinois. She is buried in Martin Cemetery next to her third husband.
    Nellie married 3rd to James McDonald EAGAN 22 Sep 1898, Marion County, Illinois. She was 36 and he was 31 when they married. They had children: Marinda Jane EAGAN (Mrs. John Leslie McWhirter), born Jul 1899 (See Chapter 9, #5 for this family); Carrie Belle EAGAN (Mrs. Samuel PHILLIPS) born 1901, Harry “BUD” EAGAN born 1904 (Go to James S. McWhirter for this family.) and Venice Rhea “Venie” EAGAN (Mrs. Thomas DONOHO) born 1904. James McDonald was the son of Abraham W. and Marinda (WHITSON) EAGAN. Abraham was the son of Barnaby, III and Deborah (WHITSON) EAGAN.
    Nellie had two sons by her first marriage to Philip BLURTON. They were William BLURTON, born Jan 1885 and Cal BLURTON, born Mar 1888.
    On 20 Jun 1900, the census shows James (38) and Mollie (33) EAGON living in Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois. (Note: Mollie, of course, is Nellie.) With them was their daughter Merindia EAGON born Jul 1899. Also with them were Nellie's two sons by her first marriage William BLERTEN born Jan 1885; and Cal BLERTEN born Mar 1888. Also with them was Nellie's daughter by her 2nd marriage Cleade McGUARTER born Jul 1890. Nellie's son, Edward was living with Martha WAITE, who lived next to Edward's uncle, Charley McWHIRTER. (See #5 following) Edward was listed as the step-son of Martha, which he was not.

Children of Edward “Edd” & Seneth Helen “Nellie” (GARNER)(BLURTON) McWHIRTER:

1. Cledia McWHIRTER, born Jul 1890, Marion County, Illinois.
    Cledia married Joseph H. “Joe” WIKENHAUSER.
    (See #1 following)

2. Edward "Eddie" "Tater" McWHIRTER, Jr., born 9 Jun 1895. He died 27 Jun 1961.
    Eddie married Sarah Josephine "Josie" Sullens.
    (See #2 following)

3. Howard McWHIRTER.



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#1
Cledia McWhirter Wikenhauser

of
Marion County, Illinois

Cledia McWHIRTER, born Jul 1890, Marion County, Illinois, daughter of Edward “Edd” and Seneth Helen “Nellie” (GARNER)(BLURTON) McWHIRTER.
    Cledia married Joseph H. “Joe” WIKENHAUSER, born 12 Jan 1908, Alma, Marion County, Illinois, son of James Thomas and Eva (BLURTON) WIKENHAUSER. She was 18 and he was 22 when they married. He was born 13 Mar 1885. He died Jan 1968. Last place of residence was Vernon, Patoka Township, Marion County, Illinois.
    On 16 Jan 1908, the Alma Express has "Joe WAKENHAUSER and Miss Cleda McWHIRTER were join in wedlock by Justice Ed WILSON".
    On 27 Jan 1920, the census shows Joseph (34) and Cleta (29) WIKENHAUSER living in Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois. With them were their children Lodema age 10; and James age 9. Joseph was renting his farm.
    On 3 Apr 1930, the census shows Joe (45) and Cledia Mc (39) WICKENHAUSER living in Patoka Township, Marion County, Illinois. With them was their son James E. age 19. Also living with them was Joe's widowed father James WICKENHAUSER age 71. Joe was a farmer.

Children of Joseph H. and Cledia (McWHIRTER) WIKENHAUSER:

1-1. Lodema W. WIKENHAUSER, born 25 Jan 1909, Illinois.
    Lodema married Milton BAYLISS
    (See #1-1 following)

1-2. James Edward WIKENHAUSER, born 21 Dec 1910, Sullivan, Illinois.
    Jim married Pauline May McNICOL.
    (See #1-2 following)




#1-1
Lodema W. Wikenhauser Bayliss

of
Kinmundy Township, Marion County, Illinois

Lodema W. WIKENHAUSER, born 25 Jan 1909, Illinois, daughter of Joseph H. and Cledia (McWHIRTER) WIKENHAUSER. She died 22 Sep 2000, Orlando, Orange County, Florida.
    Lodema married Milton BAYLISS. He was born 28 Mar 1904. He died 23 Jun 1991, Orlando, Orange County, Florida.
    On 29 Jan 1925, the Kinmundy Express has, 'On Jan. 24, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie McWHIRTER entertained 50 guests in honor of Mrs. McWHIRTER’s niece, Miss Lodema WICKENHAUSER, it being her 16th birthday."
    On 29 Jan 1931, the Kinmundy Express has, "Meadow Branch: Jan. 25, being Mrs. Lodema BAYLIS’ birthday, 38 of her neighbors and friends spent the evening with her. Popcorn and candy were served."
    On 8 Oct 1931, the Kinmundy Express has, "Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB, Mrs. Lodema BAYLIS and Mrs. Ira MARSHALL assisted Mrs. A. J. BAYLIS in cooking for threshers Thursday and Friday."
    In 1936, they moved to Champaign, Illinois.
    In 1941, they moved to Vernon, Marion County, Illinois.

Daughter of Milton C. and Lodema (WIKENHAUSER) BAYLISS:

1-1-1. Pat BAYLISS.
    Pat married ___?___ WALKER.




#1-2
James Edward Wikenhauser

of
Marion County, Illinois

James Edward WIKENHAUSER, born 21 Dec 1910, Sullivan, Illinois. She died 19 Jun 2002. Last place of residence was Huntington Park, Los Angeles County, California.
    Jim married Pauline May McNICOL 22 Ju1 1933. She was born 1 May 1912, Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois. They divorced.

    Children of James E. and Pauline May (McNICOL) WIKENHAUSER:

    1-2-1. Carolyn WIKENHAUSER, born 1939.
    Carolyn married George William GEMIND.
    (See #1-2-1 following)

    1-2-2. James Roger WIKENHAUSER, born 1943.
    James married Susan Joy PETERSON.
    (See #1-2-2 following)




#1-2-1
Carolyn Wikenhauser Gemind

of
Marion County, Illinois

Carolyn WIKENHAUSER, born 27 Jun 1939, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, daughter of James E. and Pauline May (McNICOL) WIKENHAUSER.
    Carolyn married George William GEMIND 19 Oct 1958, Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born 13 Oct 1936, Akron, Ohio, son of William Brookover and Enid (BUTTS) GEMIND.

Children of George William and Carolyn (WIKENHAUSER) GEMIND:

1-2-1-1. George Douglas GEMIND, born 1 Jun 1960, Santa Monica, California.
    He married 1st Deann Louise YOUNG. They divorced.
    He married 2nd Catherine Ann WEISS.

1-2-1-2. Cindy Lee GEMIND, born 1 Dec 1961, Santa Monica, California.
    Cindy married Francis Charles WASILY 19 Apr 1986, Valencia, California. He was born 27 Jan 1964, Sandusky, Ohio, son of Francis Joseph and Constance Lucille (McGILL) WASILY.

    Son of Francis Charles and Cindy Lee (GEMIND) WASILY:

    1-2-1-2-1. Paden Joseph WASILY, born 22 Jun 1990.




#1-2-2
James Roger Wikenhauser

of
Marion County, Illinois

James Roger WIKENHAUSER, born 24 Oct 1943, East Peoria, Illinois, son of James E. and Pauline May (McNICOL) WIKENHAUSER.
    James married Susan Joy PETERSON Jan 1966, Culver City, California. She was born 19 May 1947, Logan, Utah, daughter of Farren and Larene (COOPER) PETERSON.

Daughter of James Roger and Susan Joy (PETERSON) WIKENHAUSER:

1-2-2-1. Shana Deann WIKENHAUSER, born 4 Mar 1968, Culver City, California.
    Shana married Shayne Jay HILTON 22 Jun 1988, Brigham City, Utah. He was born 14 Mar 1965, Salt Lake City, Utah, son of Gerald Jay and Janice Ruth (WILKINS) HILTON.

    Daughter of Shayne Jay and Shana Deann (WIKENHAUSER) HILTON:

    1-2-2-1-1. Devynn DeAnn HILTON, born 18 Feb 1990.




#2
Edward McWhirter, Jr.

of
Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois

Edward "Eddie" "Tater" McWHIRTER, Jr., born 9 Jun 1895, son of Edward “Edd” & Seneth Helen “Nellie” (GARNER)(BLURTON) McWHIRTER. He died 27 Jun 1961.
    Eddie married Sarah Josephine "Josie" Sullens 30 Mar 1920. He was 24 and she was 16 when they married. She was born 18 Nov 1903, daughter of Willard and Lockie (WILLIAMS) SULLENS. Lockie was the daughter of Elijah "Lige" and Sarah J. (WHITSON) WILLIAMS. Josie died 30 Oct 1969.
    On 19 Jun 1900, Edward McGUARTER age 4, is listed in the Martha WAITE home in Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois. He was listed as her step-son. I don't know why. They were all listed next to Edward's uncle, Charley McWHIRTER, who is also listed as McGUARTER.
    On 25 Apr 1910, the census shows Eddie McWHIRTER age 14, living with his mother and step-father, James M. and Nellie EAGAN in Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois.
    Eddie served in the II Pvt Co D lO3 Machine Gun BN United States Services in World War 1.
    On 10 Apr 1930, the census shows Eddie (34) and Josephine S. (26) McWHIRTER living in Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois. Also living with them was their son Lester McWHIRTER age 8. They were renting their home. Eddie was a farm laborer.
    On 4 Jan 1934, the Centralia Sentinel has "Alma Hospitality Day...Edward McWHIRTER is the police officer."

Children of Edward and Sarah Josephine (SULLENS) McWHIRTER:

2-1. Lester McWHIRTER, born 25 Jun 1921, Alma, Marion County, Illinois.
    Lester married Kathyrn SHANAFELT.
    (See #2-1 following)

2-2. Kate McWHIRTER.




#2-1
Lester McWhirter

of
Marion County, Illinois

Lester McWHIRTER, Jr., born 25 Jun 1921, Alma, Marion County, Illinois. He died 25 Sep 1990, Veteran‘s Administration Hospital, Danville, Illinois. His last place of residence was Alma, Marion County, Illinois. He was buried in the Alma Cemetery.
    Lester married Kathyrn SHANAFELT 29 Jun 1941, Salem, Marion County, Illinois. She was born 1921/22, Salem, Marion County, Illinois, daughter of Isaac E. and Pearl M. (___?___) SHANAFELT. Kathyrn‘s sister married Ace WIGGINS.
    On 6 Apr 1944, the Kinmundy Express has, "The following have been asked to report to the Salem Selective Service for their pre-induction examination: Thomas L. GREEN, Roscoe Raymond OLDEN, Beryl F. LINTON, Ralph Wade LUX, Charles Elmer BERRY of Kinmundy, Lester McWHIRTER and James OSBORNE of Alma. In addition to these, Dwight ALEXANDER will go back for another examination. In all there will be 133 boys report for this examination."
    On 7 Dec 1944, the Kinmundy Express has, "Pvt. Lester McWHIRTER of Alma is enjoying a 15 day furlough from Wyoming with homefolks".
    He was an athlete in high school.
    Lester served in World War 2 going into service in Apr 1944.
    Lester was a member of the Masonic Hall. He was a railroader and was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He was a member of the Kinmundy Masonic Lodge 398 and the Scottish Rite of Belleville.
    They were Methodists.

Children of Lester and Kathryn (SHANAFELT) McWHIRTER:

2-1-1. Gary Lee McWHIRTER, born 28 Nov 1944, Marion County, Illinois.

Gary married Donna Marlene BASSETT, 18 Jan 1969, Alma, Illinois. She was born 14 May 1945, Marion County, Illinois, daughter of James Marvin and Nellie Fern (BELCHER) BASSETT (See Chapter 17) of Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois. Marvin is the son of James BASSETT, son of LaFayette BASSETT (See Chapter 14 of the Bassett Family), who is the brother of Elmer BASSETT (See Chapter 15 of the Bassett Family).

    Children of Gary Lee and Donna Marlene (BASSETT) McWHIRTER:

    2-1-1-1. Lori Danise McWHIRTER, born 1 Mar 1971, Centralia, Marion County, Illinois.
    Lori married 1st Edward SCOTT Saturday, 16 May 1992, Traverse City, Michigan. He is the son of William and Gert SCOTT. They divorced in 2001.
    Lori married 2nd Donald Thomas "Tom" SMITH Saturday, 16 Oct 2004, Kalkaska, Michigan, by Tom's father, Rev. Donald Walter SMITH of Flint, Mischigan. Rev. SMITH is a minister and works for Homeland Security. Tom's mother is Rhonda Leight (OVERBY) SMITH. She lives in Texas.
    Lorri is a graduate of Central Michigan University.
    Edward is employed by Erickson Construction Company.
    Tom is employed by Thirlby Automotive.

        Children of Edward and Lorri Danise (McWHIRTER) SCOTT:

        2-1-1-1-1. Kaitlyn Nicole SCOTT, born 25 Jun 1993, Traverse City Osteopathic Hospital.

        2-1-1-1-2. Ian Edward SCOTT, born 16 Aug 1995, Munson Medical Center, Williamsburg, Michigan.



        Son of Donald Thomas and Lori Danise (McWHIRTER)(SCOTT) SMITH:

        2-1-1-1-3. Evan Thomas SMITH, born 22 Dec 2005, Munson Medical Center, Williamsburg, Michigan.




    2-1-1-2. Sheri Erin McWHIRTER, born 3 Dec 1978, Centralia, Marion County, Illinois.

          2-1-1-3. Jeremy Ryan McWHIRTER, born 3 Oct 1981.



2-1-2. Pamela Jo “Pam” McWHIRTER. Pam married Gary HAWKINS 19 May 1968, Christian Church, Alma, Marion County, Illinois.

They live in Tonti Township. Their new house is on the location of the Andy and Lillie Belle (McWhirter) Williams home, which is on the Northeast corner of Martin Road and Oak Grove Road. Pam was a hairdresser and later worked in the medical field.

    Children of Gary and Pamela Jo (McWHIRTER) HAWKINS:

    2-1-2-1. Jeff HAWKINS.

    2-1-2-2. Christine HAWKINS.



2-1-3. Timothy Allen McWHIRTER, born and died 10 Ju1 1959. Buried in Alma Cemetery.




Charles McWhirter
Chapter 1




Compiled by:
(Great-Great-Grandson of Charles Pitts McWhirter)

Stephen P.H. Frakes
321 South Franklin Street
Salem, Illinois 62881-2120
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Updated:
12 March 2017


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