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Bridges - McWhirter Family

Chapter 18
John Houston McWhirter

of
Collin County, Texas



             John Houston McWHIRTER, born 17 Dec 1837, Gibson County, Tennessee, son of Charles and Nancy (GRIFFIN) McWHIRTER (See Chapter 1). John died 14 Apr 1921 in Collin County, Texas and is buried at Cottage Hill Cemetery, Celina, Texas.
    John married Margaret Amanda "Maggie" WILSON 22 Nov 1866. She was born 25 Oct 1850, Collin County, Texas, daughter of Leonida Amidas "Lee" and Ann Matilda (NAUGLE) WILSON. Ann was the daughter of Jacob NAUGLE. Maggie died Mar 1936, Collin County, Texas.
    John served In Confederate Army, Martin's Regiment, Texas Cavalry (5th Partisan Rangers). Margaret Amanda McWHIRTER applied for a pension in Collin County, Texas through her husband’s military service.
    On 12 Aug 1870, the census shows John (30) and Margaret (19) McWHIRTER living in Colin County, Texas. With them are their children Nova age 2; and Lucy age 1. John was a farmer. His real estate was valued at $2,000.00. His personal property was valued at $850.00. They had a Weston Post Office.
    On 28 Jun 1880, the census shows John H. (42) and Margaret (29) McWHIRTER living in Collin County, Texas. With them were their children Nova A. age 12; Cora E. age 9; William age 7; Birtha age 5; Clide O. age 3; and Maggie age 1. The census has John being born in Tennessee; Margaret and all the children born in Texas. The census states that John's father was born in North Carolina. It has Maggie's father being born in Tennessee and her mother being born in Indiana. John was a farmer. The Calliham's lived next to them.
    On 5 Jun 1900, the census shows John H. (62) and Margaret M. (49) McWHIRTER living in Collin County, Texas. With them were their children William L. age 27; John T. age 17; Fred age 15; Alpha age 13; James R. age 10; and Mary A. age 7. John and William were farmers. His son, Oscar, and family were listed next to him.
    On 20 Apr 1910, the census shows John H. (72) and Margaret E. (59) McWHIRTER living in Collin County, Texas. With them was their daughter Alta age 17. Also living with them was James THOMPSON age 21. John and Margaret had been married for 42 years. She had given birth to 13 children and all 13 were still living. John was a farmer and he owned his farm free of morgage.
    On 17 Jan 1920, the census shows John H. (82) and Margaret A. (69) McWHIRTER living in Collin County, Texas. With them was their son and wife John T. (37) and Mary F. (31) McWHIRTER. John H. owned his home free of morgage. He was a retired farmer. John T. was a farmer. He was renting from his parents.
    On 12 Apr 1930, the census shows the widowed Mrs. M. A. McWHIRTER age 79 living in Collin County, Texas with her son and his family, F. E. (45) and Lena (44) McWHIRTER.
    Maggie applied for a pension through her husband's service in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. McWhirter, M. A. (Mrs) File #47052 Collin County, Texas - Husband: McWhirter, John Houston.
    On 12 Mar 1936, the McKinney Examiner has, "MRS. J. A. McWHIRTER (formerly Margaret WILSON) Collin County Pioneer Dies Near Celina. Death removed another pioneer from the Celina community at 12:30 Friday afternoon, when Mrs. J. A. McWhirter was called to her reward. Though 85 years old, Mrs. McWhirter had been in fairly good health until she suffered a heart attack two weeks prior to her death at her home five miles, northeast of Celina. She was lovingly called by her wide circle of friends, “Grandma” McWhirter. Funeral services were conducted at the First Methodist Church at 2 p. m. Sunday afternoon by Revs. O. M. Turner, W. J. Epting of Celina and Rev. G. E. Camster, the latter of Van Alstyne. The body was conveyed to Cottage Hill cemetery and lowered to rest beside the body of her husband who died April, 1921. A rich offering of flowers told in a most impressive way of the love and esteem in which this dear old pioneer mother was held. Serving as pall-bearers were three grandsons: Aaron, Cecil and J. A. McWhirter, and Jim Thompson, Ben Phillips and Murph Balch. Mrs. McWhirter, before her marriage Nov. 22, 1866, was Miss Margaret Wilson, daughter of a pioneer miller and wife of the Weston community.
    "In Mrs. McWhirter’s childhood this was a wild and sparsely settled section with none of the conveniences we have now. In that day neighbors had to start fires from flint rocks or borrow coals from a neighbor, travel by the slow means of the ox wagon, and read by a tallow candle or tallow dip. It is difficult for the younger generation to conceive that all these changes have taken place within the brief span of 85 years. Mrs. McWhirter’s father ran a mill and farmed and had to hide out when yankee soldiers came into the community. He also had to take precautions against the horse or two he owned being confiscated by the northern soldiers and frequently hid them out into the brush until the yankees were gone. Mrs. McWhirter, in her youth had the experience of an Indian scare and on more than one occasion saw the redskins in the community..... Mrs. McWhirter had lived on the farm where she died for about 60 years, and her entire life was spent in the immediate neighborhood. Thirteen children were born to Mrs. McWhirter and husband, all of whom are living. They are: Mrs. Nova Callahan of Canyon. Mrs. B. F. Douglas of Erick, Okla; Mrs. Cora Greathouse of Winter Haven, Fla.; L. W. McWhirter, Mrs. Maggie Wester, F. E. McWhirter, all of Celina; Mrs. J. A. Jester of Erick, Okla; O. C. McWhirter of Wichita Falls; Mrs. E. W. Harris of Howe; J. T. McWhirter of Claude; Alpha McWhirter of Green Bay, Wis., Ray McWhirter of Bagwill and Mrs. Alta Pruitt of Panhandle. She had 66 grandchildren, 95 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren"



Children of John Houston and Margaret Amanda (Wilson) McWHIRTER:

1. Nova Ann McWHIRTER, born 18 AUG 1867 in Weston, Collin County, Texas.

Nova married Henderson Lee CALLIHAM. (See #1 following)

2. Virginia Frances "Ginni" McWHIRTER, born 14 MAR 1869 in Weston, Collin County, Texas.

Ginni married Benjamin Francis DOUGLAS. (See #2 following)

3. Cora Etta McWHIRTER, born 22 AUG 1870 in Weston, Collin County, Texas.
    Cora married 2nd John W. WARDLOW. (See #3 following)

4. Leonidas William McWHIRTER, 7 JUL 1872 in Weston, Collin County, Texas.
    William married 1st Ineta WALKER.
    William married 2nd Rosa HELMS. (See #4 following)

5. Bertha Eula McWHIRTER, 5 AUG 1874 in Weston, Collin County, Texas.
    Bertha married John A. WESTER. (See #5 following)

6. Oscar Clyde McWHIRTER, 7 JUL 1876 in Weston, Collin County, Texas.
    Clyde married Delia Bertha TOLLESON. (See #6 following)

7. Maggie Lena McWHIRTER, 726 AUG 1878 in Weston, Collin County, Texas. She died 27 May 1971, Collin County, Texas.
    Maggie married Van Evert WESTER. (See #7 following)

8. Dolly Betty McWHIRTER, 2 OCT 1880 in Weston, Collin County, Texas.
    Dolly married Elbert W. HARRIS. (See #8 following)

9. John Thomas McWHIRTER, 18 AUG 1882 in Weston, Collin County, Texas.
    John married Mary Frances KELLEY. (See #9 following)

10. Fred Egan McWHIRTER, 16 OCT 1884 in Weston, Collin County, Texas.
    Fred married Lena Ann THOMPSON. (See #10 following)

11. Alpha McWHIRTER, 2 DEC 1886 in Weston, Collin County, Texas. He died 12 Dec 1977, Bagwell, Texas.
    Alpha married 4 times. (See #11 following)

12. James Ray McWHIRTER, born 9 APR 1890 in Celina, Texas.
    Alpha married 3 times. (See #12 following)

13. Mary Alta McWHIRTER, 14 JAN 1893 in Weston, Collin County, Texas. She died 22 Aug 1988, Panhandle, Texas.
    Mary married Gaines Oliver PRUITT. (See #13 following)





# 1
Nova Ann McWhirter
Calliham

Nova Ann McWHIRTER, born 18 AUG 1867 in Weston, Collin County, Texas, daughter of John Houston and Margaret Amanda (Wilson) McWHIRTER. Nova died 1 Sep 1947, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas. Burial 2 Sep 1947, Claude Cemetery, Claude, Armstrong County, Texas. Nova died from a rattlesnake bite, which occured on 30 Aug 1947. (Note: Death certificate informant was her son, Ray CALLIHAM.)
    Nova married Henderson Lee CALLIHAM 20 Dec 1888, McKinney, Collin County, Texas. He was born 20 Apr 1864, Claiborne County, Tennessee, son of Andrew Palmer and Eliza (COLE) CALLIHAM. Henderson died 13 Jan 1916, Conway, Carson County, Texas. Burial in Claude Cemetery, Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.
    On 25 Jun 1900, the census shows Henderson (35) and Nova M. (32) CALLIHAM living in Carson County, Texas. Henderson was said to have been born Apr 1865, Tennessee and his parents in Tennessee. Nova was said to have been born Apr 1868, Texas, father in Illinois and mother in Texas. Henderson was a Farmer. They owned farm free of mortgage. Henderson and Nova were said to have been married 11 years and that Nova had given birth to 5 children with 5 living. With them were their children: Ray CALLIHAM age 10, born Mar 1890, TX; John H. CALLIHAM age 8, born Dec 1892, TX; Maggie E. CALLIHAM age 6, born Oct 1893, TX; Nova L. CALLIHAM age 3, born Nov 1896, TX; and no name CALLIHAM age 1, born Mar 1899, TX. Also with them was Emma TOCHSTONE age 50, born Apr 1853, Alabama. She was listed as a visitor.
    On 10 May 1910, the census shows Lee (45) and Nova (42) CALLAGHAM living in Panhandle, Carson County, Texas. He was said to have been born in Tennessee, his father in Tennessee and his mother in Tennessee. Nova was said to have been born in Texas, her father in Tennessee and her mother in Texas. Lee was a Farmer. He owned his farm free of mortgage. Nova was said to have given birth to 10 children with 10 living. With them were their children: Ray CALLAGHAM age 20, born TX; Herman CALLAGHAM age 18, born TX; Maggie CALLAGHAM age 16, born TX; Novalee CALLAGHAM age 13, born TX; Paul CALLAGHAM age 11, born TX; Mairie CALLAGHAM age 8, born TX; Willie CALLAGHAM age 6, born TX; Floyd CALLAGHAM age 4, born TX; Loula CALLAGHAM age 2, born TX; and Ruby CALLAGHAM age 8 months, born TX. Also living there was Carl KELLY age 24, a hired man.
    On 17 Mar 1920, the census shows the widowed Nova A. CALLIHAM age 52, living in Carson County, Texas. She was born in Texas. Nova was a Farmer. She owned her home and farm free of mortgage. With her were her children: James P. CALLIHAM age 20, born TX; Willie S. CALLIHAM age 16, born TX; Marshall F. CALLIHAM age 14, born TX; Lula O. CALLIHAM age 12, born TX; and Ruby E. CALLIHAM age 10, born TX. James' employment was listed, but not legible.
    On 26 Apr 1930, the census shows the widowed Nova A. CALLIHAM age 62, living in Canyon, Randall County, Texas. She was said to have been born in Texas, her father in Illinois and her mother in Texas. She owned her home, valued at $5,000.00. She was a wheat farmer. With her was her granddaughter, Marie CALLIHAM age 17, born in Texas.
    In 1936, Nova was living in Canyon, Randall County, Texas.

Children of Henderson Lee and Nova Ann (McWHIRTER) CALLIHAM:

1-1. Ray Winton CALLIHAM, born 12 Mar 1890, Celina, Colling County, Texas. Ray died 9 May 1972, Conway, Carson County, Texas.
    Ray married Lenora Virginia GRIFFIN 15 Dec 1912, Washburn, Texas.

1-2. John Herman CALLIHAM, born 26 Dec 1891, Conway, Carson County, Texas. John died 1 May 1971, Pampa, Gray County, Texas.
    John married Flora Exie KNEDLER 30 Aug 1910, San Antonio, Texas.

1-3. Margaret Elizabeth "Maggie" CALLIHAM, born 20 Oct 1893, Conway, Carson County, Texas. Maggie died 30 May 1976, Pampa, Gray County, Texas.
    Maggie married James Ray STERLING 1 Jan 1918, Conway, Carson County, Texas.

1-4. Nova Lee CALLIHAM, born 4 Nov 1896, Conway, Carson County, Texas. Nova died 9 Nov 1985, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas.
    Nova married Troy Otto DOWLEN 12 Oct 1919, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas.

1-5. James Paul CALLIHAM, born 27 Mar 1899, Conway, Carson County, Texas. James died 14 Mar 1978, Pampa, Gray County, Texas.
    James married Marion Francis PROCTOR 8 Jun 1921, Alvoid, Wise County, Texas.

1-6. Florence Marie CALLIHAM, born 22 May 1901, Conway, Carson County, Texas. Florence died 17 Nov 1992, Panhandle, Carson County, Texas.
    Florence married Otis "Peany" WEATHERLY 6 Feb 1918, Panhandle, Carson County, Texas.

1-7. Willie Sue CALLIHAM, born 7 Jul 1903, Conway, Carson County, Texas. Willie Sue died 18 Oct 1970, Pampa, Gray County, Texas.
    Willie Sue married Floyd Everett KETCHUM 1 Oct 1922, Conway, Carson County, Texas.

1-8. Marshal Floyd CALLIHAM, born 4 Jul 1905, Conway, Carson County, Texas. Marshal died 28 Jun 1949, Panhandle, Carson County, Texas.
    Marshal married Willia Mae MARNEY 1926, Canyon, Randall County, Texas.

1-9. Lula Opal CALLIHAM, born 22 Jul 1907, Conway, Carson County, Texas. Lula died 4 Sep 1955, Elkin, North Carolina.
    Lula married Reece McKinley MOORE Jun 1923, Canyon, Randall County, Texas.

1-10. Ruby Edith CALLIHAM, born 30 Jul 1909, Conway, Carson County, Texas. Ruby died 8 Aug 1989, Lubbock, Texas.
    Ruby married Johnnie Byron ARCHER 16 Jul 1927, Canyon, Randall County, Texas.



#2
Virginia Frances McWhirter
Douglas

Virginia Frances "Ginni" McWHIRTER, born 14 MAR 1869 in Weston, Collin County, Texas, daughter of John Houston and Margaret Amanda (Wilson) McWHIRTER. Ginni died 5 Apr 1950, Erick, Oklahoma.
    Ginni married Benjamin Francis DOUGLAS 16 Oct 1888, Collin County, Texas. He was born 15 May 1867, Weston, Collin County, Texas, son of John Granville and Margaret Frances (GOODE) DOUGLAS. He died 7 Apr 1927, Oklahoma.
    In 1936, Ginni was livilng in Erick, Oklahoma.

Children of Benjamin Francis and Virginia Frances (McWHIRTER) DOUGLAS:

2-1. Samuel Erwin DOUGLAS, born 3 Jan 1890, Van Alstyne, Grayson County, Texas. Samuel died 27 Aug 1950, Rochester, Minnesota.
    Samuel married Nola Gertrude PRICE 25 Jul 1911, Thomas, Custer County, Oklahoma.

2-2. Mannie Laura DOUGLAS, born 13 Mar 1893, Van Alstyne, Collin County, Texas. Mannie died 1 Mar 1970, Long Beach, California.
    Mannie married Clyde ROBERTSON 2 Jan 1913, Beckham County, Oklahoma.

2-3. Nova Etta DOUGLAS, born 25 Dec 1894, Van Alstyne, Collin County, Texas. Nova died 12 Dec 1979.
    Nova married Clyde Dell LUMAN 22 Dec 1914.

2-4. Searcy McWhirter DOUGLAS, born 5 Feb 1897, Van Alstyne, Collin County, Texas. Searcy died 28 Jul 1932, Beckham County, Oklahoma.
    Searcy married Novella HOWARD 8 Jan 1922.

2-5. Margaret Frances DOUGLAS, born 30 Sep 1899, Van Alstyne, Collin County, Texas. Margaret died 10 Aug 1994, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma.
    Margaret married Guy David PRATHER 12 Aug 1916, Willow, Oklahoma.

2-6. Francis Marion DOUGLAS, born 29 Nov 1901, Beckham County, Oklahoma. Francis died 7 Jul 1916, Beckham County, Oklahoma.

2-7. Lettie DOUGLAS, born 9 Jan 1904, Beckham County, Texas. Twin of Lowry. Lettie died 26 Jul 1986, Altus, Jackson County, Oklahoma.
    Lettie married William Hobart JAMESON 5 Nov 1922, Mangus, Greer County, Oklahoma.
2-8. Lowry Dixon DOUGLAS, born 9 Jan 1904, Beckham County, Oklahoma. Twin of Lettie. He died 29 May 1956. He married Opal RILEY.

2-9. Virginia Ben DOUGLAS, born 18 May 1907, Beckham County, Oklahoma.
    Virginia married John Jacob McCARTY 20 May 1930, Elk City, Beckham County, Oklahoma.

2-10. Madie Lorena DOUGLAS, born 16 Apr 1909, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma. Madie died 233 Feb 1988, Florence, Oregon.
    Madie married Fred A. DRAKE 7 Apr 1934, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma.



#3
Cora Etta McWhirter
Greathouse Wardlow

Cora Etta McWHIRTER, born 22 AUG 1870 in Weston, Collin County, Texas, daughter of John Houston and Margaret Amanda (Wilson) McWHIRTER. Etta died 18 May 1936, Winterhaven, Florida.
    Etta married 1st John W. WARDLOW 14 Jan 1890, Collin County, Texas. He was born 22 Oct 1862, Iron County, Missouri. He died before 1911, Oklahoma.
    Etta married 2nd Jaris GREATHOUSE.
    In 1936, Cora was living in Winterhaven, Florida.

Children of John W. and Cora Etta (McWHIRTER) WARDLOW:

3-1. James Lockridge WARDLOW, born 8 Dec 1890, Collin County, Texas. James died 6 Mar 1907, Erick, Oklahoma.

3-2. John Lee WARDLOW, born 25 May 1894, Oklahoma. John died 1930, Wisconsin.
    John married Lydia Marion FORSYTHE 23 Oct 1922, Marquette, Michigan.
    On 5 Jun 1917, his Military Registration Card has, John Lee WARDLOW age 22, born 25 May 1895, Roseland, Texas. He was living in Weston, Texas. He was single, working for a farmer. He was medium in height and slender, with Blue eyes and dark brown hair.
    On 13 Jan 1920, the census shows Lee WARDLOW age 18, living with his uncle and aunt, Alpha (33) and Lydia (23) McWHIRTER at 609 East Mason, Green Bay, Wisconsin (See #11 following).
    On 9 Apr 1930, the census shows John (34) and Lydia (30) WARDLOW living 312 South Chesnut, Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin. With them were their daughters Marjorie age 6; and Corales age 5. Also with them was Lydia's widowed father, Charles FORSYTHE age 75. John was 27 and Lydia was 23 when they married. Both of Marjorie's parents were born in Wisconsin. Charles FORSYTHE's father was born in New York and his mother was French Canadian. They were renting their home at $25.00 a month. They owned a radio. Lee was a clerk in the post office. He had served in World War 1.

    Daughters of John Lee and Lydia Marion (FORSYTHE) WARDLOW:

    3-2-1. Marjorie WARDLOW, born 1923/24, Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin.

    3-2-2. Corales WARDLOW, born 1924/25, Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin.



3-3. William Eldon WARDLOW, born 15 Mar 1904, Oklahoma. William died 10 Nov 1968, Florida.
    William married Adel HERNDON 2 Aug 1936, Winterhaven, Florida.



#4
Leonidas William McWhirter

Leonidas William McWHIRTER, 7 JUL 1872 in Weston, Collin County, Texas, son of John Houston and Margaret Amanda (Wilson) McWHIRTER. He died 27 Aug 1939, Weston, Collin County, Texas. He went by his middle name, William.
    William married 1st Ineta WALKER 5 Aug 1905, Collin County, Texas.
    William married 2nd Rosa HELMS 27 Aug 1939, Weston, Collin County, Texas. She was born 20 May 1884, Collin County, Texas, daughter of James and Tennessee (WILSON) HELM. She died 2 May 1953, Weston, Collin County, Texas.
    On 30 Apr 1910, the census shows Will (37) and Rosa D. (25) McWHIRTER living in Collin County, Texas. Weston Post Office. With them were Lois I. age 2; and Beulah E. age 1 year and 8 months. Will's 2nd marriage. They had been married 4 years. Rosa had given birth to 3 children and only 2 were still living. Will was renting his farm. Also living with them was Rosa's mother, Tennessee HELMS age 63 born in Tennessee; and Rosa's brother Bob HELMS age 31, born in Texas.
    On 30 Jun 1920, the census shows Leon. W. (47) and Rosie (35) McWHIRTER living in Colin County, Texas. With them were their children Lois age 13; Beulah E. age 11; and Gussie R. age 7. Also living with them was Leon's mother-in-law P. T. HELMS age 74; and brother-in-law ___?___ HELMS age 41. Also with them was Leon's nephew ___?___ CHIPMAN age 27. All born in Texas, except Mrs. HELMS who was born in Tennessee.
    On 10 Apr 1930, the census shows L. Will (56) and Rosa L. (45) McWHIRTER living in Collin County, Texas. With them were their children Lois age 23; Earleen age 21; Gussie age 17; Mayme age 8; and Edna age 4. Will was a farmer. He owned his own home.
    In 1936, Will lived in Celina, Collin County, Texas.

Children of Leonidas William and Rosa (HELMS) McWHIRTER:

4-1. Lois Ineta McWHIRTER, born 21 Jul 1906, Collin County, Texas.
    Lois married Dewitt LUSCOMBE. (See #4-1 following)

4-2. Earline Beuleah McWHIRTER, born 28 Aug 1908, Collin County, Texas.

4-3. Gussie Roberta McWHIRTER, born 23 Oct 1912, Collin County, Texas. Gussie died 28 Jan 1997, Collin County, Texas.
    Gussie married Ben PHILLIPS 13 Oct 1934, Collin County, Texas.

4-4. Mamie Theo McWHIRTER, born 6 Oct 1921, Collin County, Texas. Mamie died 25 Sep 1984, Collin County, Texas.
    Mamie married Kerr CROSSWHITE 14 Jan 1949, Collin County, Texas.

4-5. Edna Lorene McWHIRTER, born 16 Aug 1925, Collin County, Texas. Edna died 30 Dec 1993, McKinney, Collin County, Texas.



#4-1
Lois Ineta McWhirter
Luscombe

Lois Ineta McWHIRTER, born 21 Jul 1906, Collin County, Texas, daughter of Leonidas William and Rosa (HELMS) McWHIRTER. Lois died 3 Aug 2003, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, the age of 97. Her last place of residence was Allen, Collin County, Texas.
    Lois married William Dewitt LUSCOMBE 20 Sep 1930, Collin County, Texas. He was born 19 Aug 1909. He died 18 Dec 1990, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, the age of 81.

Children of William DeWitt and Lois Ineta (McWHIRTER) LUSCOMBE:

4-1-1. Billie Wynelle LUSCOMBE, 30 Oct 1931, Collin County, Texas.
    Billie married Carl Oscar WILSON.

Sons of Carl Oscar and Billie Wynelle (LUSCOMBE) WILSON:

4-1-1-1. Steven Michael "Steve" WILSON, born 27 Sep 1952, Dallas, Texas.
    Steve married Mary TERRANELLA 22 Feb 1975, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

Children of Steven Michael and Mary (TERRANELLA) WILSON:

    4-1-1-1-1. Hank Aaron Michael WILSON, born 2 Mar 1978, Austin, Travis County, Texas.

    4-1-1-1-2 Kasie Camille WILSON, born 8 Aug 1985, Austin, Travis County, Texas.

4-1-1-2. Richard Lee WILSON, born 25 Oct 1955, Dallas, Texas.


4-1-2. Gwendolyn Monette "Gwen" LUSCOMBE, born 24 Feb 1934, Walnut Grove, Kendall County, Texas.
    Gwen married Robert Wayne PATTY 14 Oct 1961, Richardson, Dallas County, Texas.
    "Rosa McWHIRTER and Gussie McWHIRTER were present at the time Gwen was born in her Mother and Daddy's home in Walnut Grove and, according to her Mom, it was an extremely cold night with the wind whistling outside and coming through the cracks in the frame house in which they were living at the time."

Son of Robert Wayne and Gwendolyn Monette (LUSCOMBE) PATTY:

4-1-2-1. Gregory Wayne PATTY, born 30 Dec 1965, Dallas, Texas. He died 4 Jun 2005, Austin, Texas, as a result of a motorcyle accident.
    Gregory married Casey Bye (HENDON)PARNELL 18 Dec 2004. She was born 17 Jun 1969, Bowie County, Texas, daughter of George Boyd and Martha Jane (GAUNTT) HENDON, III. George Boyd was born 10 Nov 1941, son of George Boyd and Mary Catherine (LEE) HENDON, II.

    Daughter of Gregory Wayne and Casey Bye (HENDON)(PARNELL) PATTY:

    4-1-2-1-1. Emmah Kate PATTY, born 3 May 2005.

    Step-Daughter of Gregory Wayne PATTY:

    4-1-2-1-2. Lillie Jane PARNELL, born 22 Aug 1998.


4-1-3. Tajuana Jo LUSCOMBE, born 29 Jan 1943, Collin County, Texas.



#5
Bertha Eula McWhirter
Wester

5. Bertha Eula McWHIRTER, 5 AUG 1874 in Weston, Collin County, Texas, daughter of John Houston and Margaret Amanda (Wilson) McWHIRTER. Eula died 27 Aug 1957, Oklahoma.
    Eula married John A. WESTER 22 Dec 1892, Collin County, Texas. He was born 28 Nov 1870, Smithville, Tennessee, son of William Sollie and Josephine (MERRITT) WESTER. He died 23 Feb 1933, Oklahoma.
    On 6 Jun 1900, the census shows that John A. (29) and Birtha E. (25) WESTER living in Collins County, Texas. With them were their children Solon H. age 6; Alla M. age 4; and William H. age 2. They owned their home free of morgage. John was a day laborer.
    On 19 Apr 1910, the census shows John A. (39) and B. Eula (35) WESTER living Erick Township, Beckham County, Oklahoma. With them were their children Solon H. age 16; Allie M. age 14; Hubert age 11; Mamie I. age 9; Bertha B. age 5; John O. age 3; and baby 1 month. Bertha had given birth to 7 children with all 7 living. John was a farmer and owned his farm free of morgage.
    On 21 Jan 1920, the census shows John A. (49) and B. Eula (44) WESTER living Erick Township, Beckham County, Oklahoma. With them were their children Beulah age 14; John age 12; Coy age 9; Loreta age 8; and Olan age 7. John was a farmer. They owned their home with a morgage.
    On 10 Apr 1930, the census shows John A. (59) and Bertha A. (56) WESTER living in Richland Township, Beckham County, Oklahoma. With them were their sons Coy age 20; and Olen D. age 16. They owned their home. They owned a radio. John, Coy and Olen were farmers.
    In 1936, Bertha was living in Erick, Oklahoma.

Children of John A. and Bertha Eula (McWHIRTER) WESTER:

5-1. Solon Houston WESTER, born 29 Sep 1893. Solon died 13 Jul 1973.
    Solon married Stella Agusta JOHNSON 5 Nov 1913.

5-2. Allie WESTER, born 3 Sep 1895. Allie died 13 Jan 1968.
    Allie married "Stump" WILLIAMSON.

5-3. Hubert WESTER, born 30 Apr 1898. Hubert died 22 Jan 1963.
    Hubert married Minnie LOWE.

5-4. Mamie WESTER, born 7 Nov 1900. Mamie died 9 Feb 1990.
    Mamie married Ernest SPAIN.

5-5. Beulah WESTER, born 25 Jul 1904.
    Beulah married Calvin WHITE.

5-6. Johnny WESTER, born 15 Oct 1906. Johnny died 26 Apr 1994.
    Johnny married Mattie MILLS.
5-7. Coy WESTER, born 9 Mar 1910. Coy died 3 May 1981.
    Coy married 1st Opal BONIFIELD.
    Coy married 2nd Ann KERR.

5-8. Josie Loreta WESTER, born 21 Jan 1912, Erick, Oklahoma. Josie died 24 May 1999, Hale Center, Texas.


   Josie married Larry Walker HOWARD 9 Oct 1927, Wellington, Texas.

5-9. Olin WESTER, born 8 Feb 1914. Olin died 2 Apr 1979.
    Olin married Otella Teresa GIVSON. She was born 16 May 1881, Collin County, Texas. She died 3 Jul 1959, Wichita Falls, Texas.



#6
Oscar Clyde McWhirter

6. Oscar Clyde McWHIRTER, 7 JUL 1876 in Weston, Collin County, Texas, son of John Houston and Margaret Amanda (Wilson) McWHIRTER. Clyde died 26 Dec 1955, Wichita Falls, Texas. He went by his middle name, Clyde.
    Clyde married Delia Bertha TOLLESON 19 Dec 1897, Collin County, Texas.
    On 5 Jun 1900, the census shows Oscar C. (23) and Birtha A. (19) McWHIRTER living in Collin County, Texas. With them was their son Aron G. age 1. Oscar was a farmer.
    On 12 Sep 1918, his Military Registration Card has, Oscar Clyde McWHIRTER age 42, born 7 Jul 1876. He was living in Tiogo, Grayson County, Texas. His nearest relative was his wife, Delia McWHIRTER. He was tall with medium build. He had blue eyes with dark hair.
    On 11 Apr 1930, the census shows Oscar C. (53) and Della B. (48) McWHIRTER living in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas. Oscar was a manger of a Hamburger Stand.

Children of Oscar Clyde and Delia Bertha (TOLLESON) McWHIRTER:

6-1. George Aaron McWHIRTER, born 22 May 1899, Collin County, Texas. George died 22 Oct 1981, Wichita Falls, Texas. He married 1st Nellie Scott TOLES.
    George married 2nd Martha BULLINGTON.
    On 8 Apr 1930, the census shows George A. (30) and Martha (27) McWHIRTER living in Wichita Falls, Texas. With them were their children Robert E. age 6; and Louise D. age 2 years and 4 months. George and Martha had been married for 11 years. George owned his home. He was a bookkeeper.
    In 1936, Clyde lived in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.

6-2. Cecil Erwin McWHIRTER, born 14 Jan 1902, Grayson County, Texas. Cecil died 7 May 1988, Wichita Falls, Texas.

Cecil married Lois DUNCAN, 11 Jun 1944, Great Bend, Kansas.
    On 3 Apr 1930, the census shows Cecil E. (28) and Lois V. (28) McWHIRTER living in Wichita Falls, Texas. With them were their children Constance L. age 7; and Don R. age 3 years and 5 months. They were renting their home. $35.00 rent a month. They owned a radio. Cecil was a bank teller.

Daughter of Cecil Erwin and Lois (DUNCAN) McWHIRTER:

6-2-1. Connie McWHIRTER.



6-3. Dorothy Marie McWHIRTER, born 9 Mar 1911, Collin County, Texas. Dorothy died 17 Jun 1985, Longview, Texas.
    Dorothy married 1st Lee Marvin YEAKLEY.

Dorothy married 2nd Winsor CRIM.

6-4. Robert Eugene McWHIRTER, born 1912, Collin County, Texas. Robert died 29 May 1914, Collin County, Texas.



#7
Maggie Lena McWhirter
Wester

Maggie Lena McWHIRTER, 726 AUG 1878 in Weston, Collin County, Texas, daughter of John Houston and Margaret Amanda (Wilson) McWHIRTER. Maggie died 27 May 1971, Collin County, Texas.
    Maggie married Van Evert WESTER 19 Dec 1894, Collin County, Texas. He was born 26 Aug 1874, Collin County, Texas, son of William Sollie and Josephine (MERRITT) WESTER. Van died 2 Oct 1956, Collin County, Texas.
    On 6 Jun 1900, the census shows that Van E. (24) and Maggie L. (21) WESTER were living in Collins County, Texas. With them was their daughter Willie A. age 3, born Nov 1896, Texas. Maggie had given birth to 2 children with only 1 living at time of census. Van was a farmer. He was renting his farm. They lived next to Van's brother and Maggie's sister, who were also married.
    On 20 Apr 1910, the census shows Everett (35) and Maggie (31) WESTER living in Collin County, Texas. With them were their children Alma age 13; Mary Lena age 8; Leona age 4; and Walker age 1. Evert was a farmer and owend his farm free of morgage.
    On 17 Jan 1920, the census shows Van E. (45) and Maggie (41) WESTER living in Collin County, Texas. He was a farmer. He owned his farm free of morgage. With them were their children Leona age 15; Wallace age 11; and Guy age 9.
    On 8 Apr 1930, the census shows V. E. (55) and Maggie (51) WESTER living in Collin County, Texas. With them was their Guy age 18. Van was a farmer and he owned his home.
    In 1936, Maggie was living in Celina, Collin County, Texas.
    On 3 Jun 1971, the Celina Record has, "Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church for Mrs. Maggie Lena WESTER, 92, who died Thursday in a Sherman, Texas hospital. Conducting the funeral were Rev. Byron Myric and Rev. John Taylor Bledsoe. Burial was Cottage Hill Cemetery directed by Scott Funeral Home. Her grandsons were pallbearers. Mrs. WESTER was born in Collin County August 26, 1878, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. K. McWHIRTER, long time residents of the Alla Community. She was married December 19, 1895 to Van Everett WESTER of Weston, Texas and he died on October 2, 1956. Maggie WESTER was a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, Wallace WESTER of Fayetteville, Arkansas; three daughters, Mrs. Jim Thompson of Celina, Texas, Mrs. Oscar GREENWOOD of Prosper, Texas and Mrs. Dave COZART of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; two brothers, Alpha McWHIRTER of Greenbay, Wisconsin and Ray McWHIRTER of Bagwell, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Gaines PRUITT of Panhandle, Texas; 9 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren."

Children of Van Evert and Maggie Lena (McWHIRTER) WESTER:

7-1. Willie Alma WEBSTER, born 6 Nov 1896, Celina, Collin County, Texas. Willie died 26 May 1987, Celina, Collin County, Texas.
    Willie married Jimmy William THOMPSON 1914, Collin County, Texas.

In 1971, Willie was living in Celina, Texas.

7-2. Mary Lena WESTER, born 13 Jan 1902, Celina, Collin County, Texas. Mary died 8 Feb 1990, Celina, Collin County, Texas.
    Mary married Murph Gerdine BALCH 5 Oct 1919, Collin County, Texas.
    In 1971, Mary was living in Prosper, Texas.

7-3. Nova Leona WESTER, born 1 Jan 1906, Celina, Collin County, Texas.
    Nova married Dave Roy COZART 23 Dec 1923, Collin County, Texas.
    In 1971, Nova was living in Oklahoma City.

7-4. Wallace Houston WESTER, born 28 Oct 1908, Collin County, Texas. Wallace died 11 Nov 1996, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
    Wallce married Louise MINTUN 14 Jun 1932, Neosho, Missouri.
    In 1971, Wallace was living in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

7-5. Guy WESTER, born 20 Apr 1911, Collin County, Texas. Guy died 14 Oct 1953, Panhandle, Texas.
    Guy married Frances MORRISON 1 Jan 1945, Panhandle, Carson County, Texas.



#8
Dolly Betty McWhirter
Harris

8. Dolly Betty McWHIRTER, 2 OCT 1880 in Weston, Collin County, Texas, daughter of John Houston and Margaret Amanda (Wilson) McWHIRTER. Dolly died 23 Dec 1968, Sherman, Grayson County, Texas.
    Dolly married Elbert W. HARRIS 15 Nov 1896, Collin County, Texas. He was born 8 Sep 1876, Collin County, Texas. Elbert died 25 Jun 1951, Sherman, Grayson County, Texas.
    In 1936, Dolly was living in Howe, Texas.

Children of Elbert W. and Dolly Betty (McWHIRTER) HARRIS:

8-1. Claud HARRIS, born 21 Feb 1898. Claud died 2 Nov 1962.
    Claud married Hattie WHITAKER 9 Dec 1917.

8-2. Roy HARRIS, born 2 Mar 1900. Roy died 19 Feb 1964.
    Roy married Lena WHITSELL.

8-3. Edith HARRIS, born 22 Jul 1902 and died 22 Aug 1902.

8-4. Hazel HARRIS, born 7 Sep 1905. Hazel died 13 Jan 1997.
    Hazel married 1st J. L. BULLOCK.
    Hazel married 2nd Frank NASH.

8-5. Floy HARRIS, born 30 Sep 1907. Floy died 8 Apr 1976, Sherman, Grayson County, Texas.

8-6. Edna Lolette HARRIS, born 25 Jan 1910, Celina, Collin County, Texas. Edna died 17 Sep 1977, Collin County, Texas.
    Edna married Howard K. LOGAN 31 Aug 1929, Collin County, Texas.

8-7. Winnie HARRIS, born 23 Aug 1912, Collin County, Texas.
    Winnie married Dale KEETH.

8-8. Dorothy HARRIS, born 14 Aug 1915, Collin County, Texas.
    Dorothy married Grady KEETH 14 Dec 1935.

8-9. Houston HARRIS, born 4 Dec 1917, Collin County, Texas. Houston died 1 Apr 1975.
    Houston married Jewell HOPSON.

8-10. Mildred HARRIS, born 21 Jan 1920, Collin County, Texas. Mildred died 24 Dec 1974.
    Mildred married Leland SPANGLER 17 Jun 1942, Collin County, Texas.

8-11. Melvin HARRIS, born 6 Nov 1922, Collin County, Texas.
    Melvin married Edna HOPSON 24 Dec 1939, Collin County, Texas.



#9
John Thomas McWhirter

John Thomas McWHIRTER, 18 AUG 1882 in Weston, Collin County, Texas, son of John Houston and Margaret Amanda (Wilson) McWHIRTER. John died 25 Apr 1963, Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.
    John married Mary Frances KELLEY 18 Jun 1905, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas. She was born 3 Aug 1888, Hall County, Texas, daughter of J. C. and "Grandma" (QUISENBERRY) KELLEY. Mary died 23 Sep 1931, Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.
    On 23 Apr 1910, the census show John T. (27) and Mary F. (22) McWHIRTER living on Jackson Avenue, Claude, Armstrong County, Texas. No children. Mary had given birth to 2 children and both had died. John was a laborer of odd jobs.
    On 12 Sep 1918, his Military Registration Card has, John Thomas McWHIRTER, born 18 Aug 1882, was living Claude, Armstrong County, Texas. His nearest relative was Mary Frances McWHIRTER. He was a farmer. He was medium height and stout build. He had gray eyes and black hair.
    On 17 Jan 1920, the census shows John T. (37) and Mary F. (31) McWHIRTER living with his parents in Collin County, Texas.
    In 1936, John was living in Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.

Children of John Thomas and Mary Frances (KELLEY) McWHIRTER:

9-1. Edith Olean McWHIRTER, born 1 Mar 1906, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas. Edith died 18 Apr 1906, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas.

9-2. a son McWHIRTER, born and died 20 Aug 1908.

9-3. Lessley McWHIRTER, born 22 Aug 1912 and died 26 Apr 1919.

9-4. William Francis McWHIRTER, born 19 Jan 1922, Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.
    William married 1st Idres RICH 16 Sep 1940, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas.
    William married 2nd Audrey JOHNSON.
    William married 3rd Mildred Virginia CALLIHAM.



9-5. Jasper Thomas McWHIRTER, born 13 Sep 1923, Claude, Armstrong County, Texas. Jasper died 18 Oct 2002, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas.
    Jasper married Adelaide M. SHEDECK 20 Aug 1943, Spearman, Hansford County, Texas.



#10
Fred Egan McWhirter

Fred Egan McWHIRTER, 16 OCT 1884 in Weston, Collin County, Texas, son of John Houston and Margaret Amanda (Wilson) McWHIRTER. Fred died 9 Jan 1946, Santa Monica, California.
    Fred married Lena Ann THOMPSON 6 Nov 1904, Collin County, Texas. She was born 23 Apr 1887, Weston, Collin County, Texas, daughter of James Ross and Melvina (LEMONS) THOMPSON. Lena died 27 Jul 1969, Inglewood, California.
    On 20 Apr 1910, the census shows Fred (25) and Lena (22) McWHIRTER living in Collin County, Texas. With them wer their sons Otis age 4 and Lawrence age 2. Also living with them was Lena's sister, Mimmie THOMPSON age 15. Fred was renting his farm.
    On 12 Sep 1918, his Military Registration Card has, Fred E. McWHIRTER age 33, born 16 Oct 1885. He was living Celina, Collin County, Texas. His nearest relative was Lena McWHIRTER. He was a farmer. He was medium in height and build with black eyes and hair.
    On 4 Jan 1920, the census shows Fred E. (34) and Lena (32) McWHIRTER living in Collin County, Texas. With them were their children Otis age 14; Lawrence age 12; and Brinkley age 7. Fred was a farmer.
    On 12 Apr 1930, the census shows F. E. (45) and Lena (44) McWHIRTER living in Collin County, Texas. With them were their children Binkley age 17; and Lana L. age 8 months. Also with them was Fred's widowed mother Mrs. M. A. McWHIRTER age 79. Also living with them was Fred's nephew J. A. McWHIRTER age 19 (Note: this is the son of James Ray McWHIRTER, #12-1, see following.). Fred was a farmer. He was renting his home.
    In 1936, Fred was livling in Celina, Collin County, Texas.

Children of Fred Egan and Lena Ann (THOMPSON) McWHIRTER:

10-1. Lee Otis McWHIRTER, born 10 Sep 1905, Collin County, Texas. Lee died 16 Jun 1972, Grand Prairie, Texas.
    Lee married Wilma Lavern BUCKLEY 22 Feb 1929, Oklahoma.

10-2. Jesse Lawrence McWHIRTER, born 3 Sep 1907, Collin County, Texas. Jesse died 17 Jan 1973, El Segundo, California.
    Jesse married Dema Almedia TILLERSON 20 May 1936, Redondo Beach, California.

10-3. James Brinkley McWHIRTER, born 3 Jan 1913, Collin County, Texas. James died 27 Nov 1990, Carpenteria, California.
    James married 1st Grace ALDRIDGE.
    James married 2nd Helen Marie COWDEN.

10-4. Laura Lavern McWHIRTER, born 28 Jul 1929, Collin County, Texas.
    Laura married Harlan HARKER 27 Jan 1946, Las Vegas, Clarke County, Texas. He was born 2 Jun 1925, Denver, Colorado, son of Mahlon Lee, Sr. and Gladys Mildred (WILSON) HARKER. Harlan died 9 Dec 1990, Garland, Texas.

10-4-1. Joy HARKER, born 8 Nov 1946, Santa Monica, California.
    Joy married Robert K. Eason, Jr. Mar 1964, Mexico. He was born 1 Oct 1946, Oklahoma, son of Robert K., Sr. and Claudia Gwendolyn (FUTCH) EASON.

    Children of Robert K. and Joy (HARKER)EASON:

    10-4-1-1. Scott Kelton EASON, born 26 Dec 1964, Placentia, Orange County, California. He married Donna GARRETT 7 Aug 1993, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas.

    10-4-1-2. Steven Terry GRAFF, born 20 Aug 1966, Houston, Harris County, Texas. He married Tami CHUMBLEY 4 Jun 1994, Richardson, Dallas County, Texas.

    10-4-1-3. Sean Dee GRAFF, born 30 Dec 1968, Dallas, Texas.


10-4-2. Tracy Lee HARKER, born 4 May 1948, Pasadena, California.
    Tracy married 1st Martha Anne WATTS.
    Tracy married 2nd Tamara Lynn STEFFENS 23 Apr 1995, Mexico.

    Daughter of Tracy Lee and Martha Anne (WATTS) HARKER:

    10-4-2-1. Casey Anne HARKER, born 4 Aug 1973, Dallas, Texas.
    She married Tony Lamar TEAGUE 5 May 2001, Dallas, Texas.

    10-4-2-2. Cristen Laura HARKER, born 10 May 1976, Dallas, Texas.
    She married Kelly Mark WARD 15 Jul 2000, Denver, Colorado.

    Daughter of Tracy Lee and Tamara Lynn (STEFFENS) HARKER:

    10-4-2-3. Emma Caroline HARKER, born 4 Jun 1997, Dallas, Texas.

10-4-3. Lynda Kay HARKER, born 13 Feb 1950, Long Beach, California.
    Lynda married Gary David SALEH 28 May 1974, Dallas, Texas. He was born 27 Aug 1946, Tyler, Smith County, Texas, son of Albert E. and Marie (CAMPBELL) SALEH.

    Son of Garay David and Lynda Kay (HARKER) SALEH:

    10-4-3-1. Gary David SALEH, II, born 8 Oct 1976, Dallas, Texas.



# 11
Alpha McWhirter

Alpha McWHIRTER, 2 DEC 1886 in Weston, Collin County, Texas, son of John Houston and Margaret Amanda (Wilson) McWHIRTER. Alpha died 12 Dec 1977, Bagwell, Texas.
    Alpha married 1st Cora ROBERTSON.
    Alpha married 2nd Lydia STROUP.
    Alpha married 3rd Carrie WALKER.
    Alpha married 4th Mabel Henrietta PAHL 5 May 1945, Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin. She was born 17 Nov 1905, Town Rockland, Brown County, Wisconsin. She died 14 Nov 1991, Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin.
    On 5 Jun 1917, his Military Registration Card has, Alpha McWHIRTER age 30, born 2 Dec 1886, Celina, Texas. He was living at 609 Mason Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin. He was a bookkeeper at a Dairy. He was supporting a wife and a daughter. He was tall and slender with gray eyes and black hair.
    On 13 Jan 1920, the census shows Alpha (33) and Lydia (23) McWHIRTER living at 609 East Mason, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Alpha was a clerk at a clothing store. Living with them was his nephew Lee WARDLOW age 18, born in Texas (See #3-2 above). Lee was also a clerk in a clothing store. They also had two boarders and a servant living there.
    In 1936, Alpha was living in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Daughter of Alpha and Cora (ROBERTSON) McWHIRTER:

11-1. Catherine Lavera McWHIRTER, born 9 Nov 1908, Collin County, Texas.
    Catherine married R. A. NORTHINGTON 17 Aug 1928, Tarrant County, Texas.


Daughter of Alpha and Mabel Henrietta (PAHL) McWHIRTER:

11-2. Houston McWHIRTER, born 8 Feb 1946, Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin.
    Houston married 1st Linda DENISSEN.
    Houston married 2nd Brenda MALUEG.



#12
James Ray McWhirter

12. James Ray McWHIRTER, born 9 APR 1890 in Celina, Texas, son of John Houston and Margaret Amanda (Wilson) McWHIRTER. James died 12 Dec 1977, Bagwell, Texas.
    Ray married 1st Myrtle LLOYD 6 Sep 1908, Grayson County, Texas. She was born 15 May 1890, Oklahoma/Texas, daughter of Joseph and Mary E. (MALONE) LLOYD. Myrtle died 21 Jul 1910, Collin County, Texas, after the birth of her child. She is buried in Cottage Hill Cemetery, Collin County, Texas. Family tradition states that she was Native American of the Cherokee Tribe.
    Ray married 2nd Stella GRACY. She was born 1892, Texas, daughter of Hollis D. and Addie M. (___?___) GILBERT. Stella also had a daughter Opal GRACY.
    Ray married 3rd Gladys WILIAMS 18 Aug 1923. She was born 10 Jul 1889, Bagwell, Red River County, Texas, daughter of John Page and Emma Joan (TEAGUE) WILLIAMS. Gladys died 5 Nov 1995, Bagwell, Red River County, Texas.
    On 29 Apr 1910, the census shows Ray (20) and Myrtle (19) McWHIRTER living in Collin County, Texas. Ray was renting his farm. He was said to have been born in Texas, father in Illinois and mother in Kentucky. Myrtle was said to been born in Texas and her parents in Arkansas. Ray was a Farmer. They were renting their farm. They were said to have been married 1 year, 1st marriage for both.
    On 5 Jun 1917, James' World Ward 1 Draft Registration Card has, James Ray McWHIRTER age 27, born 9 Apr 1890, Roseland, Texas. He was living in Celina, Collin County, Texas. James was a Farmer. He had a wife and child. James was tall and slender with blue eyes and brown hair.
    On 7 Jan 1920, the census shows Jim R. (29) and Estelle A. (27) McWHIRTER living in Weston, Collin County, Texas. He was said to have been born in Texas, father in Texas and mother in Indiana. Estelle was said to have been born in Texas, father in Alabama and mother in Indiana. Jim was a Dry Goods Salesman. They were renting their home. With them was son, Neil McWHIRTER age 5, born Texas.
    In 1936, Ray was living in Bagwell, Red River County, Texas.

Son of James Ray and Myrtle (LLOYD) McWHIRTER:

12-1. J. A. "Blackie" McWHIRTER, born 17 JUL 1910 in Collin County, Texas Blackie died 20 Aug 1972, Hartley County, Texas.
    Blackie married Verda McCARTY. She was born 23 Nov 1913, Celina, Collin County, Texas, daughter of Oliver Newton and Annie Gertrude (JONES) McCARTY. Verda died 23 Jan 1996, Caspre, Natrona County, Wyoming. Verda and Blackie divorced before 1952.
    On 12 Apr 1930, the census shows J. A. McWHIRTER age 19, living in Collin County, Texas with his uncle Fred McWHIRTER and his family.

    Children of J. A. and Verda (McCARTY) McWHIRTER:

    12-1-1. Donald Gene McWHIRTER, born 22 Dec 1931, Collin County, Texas.
    Donald married Betty Lou CRAIG THOMAS 10 Jan 1953. She was born 10 Aug 1932, Hall County, Texas, daughter of Bill and Allie (WATTS) CRAIG.

        Children of Donald Gene and Betty Lou (CRAIG)(THOMAS) McWHIRTER:

        12-1-1-1. Cynthia Ann McWHIRTER, born 14 Jun 1954, Hall County, Texas.

        12-1-1-2. Donald Jay McWHIRTER, born 10 Jul 1957, Hartley County, Texas.


    12-1-2. Virgie Mae McWHIRTER, born 1 Jan 1936, Celina, Collin County, Texas.
    Virgie married 1st Floyd Dean DeWITT 1950, Claude,Armstrong County, Texas. They divorced in 1952.
    Virgie married 2nd Leonard Elvin BAGWELL. The divorced.
    Virgie married 3rd Dan LEWIS.

        Daughter of Floyd Dean and Virgie Mae (McWHIRTER) DeWITT:

        12-1-2-1. Deborah Lynn "Debbie" DeWITT, born 28 May 1952, Collin County, Texas.

Deborah married Anthony J. CLOUD 18 Dec 1970, Ft. Monroe, Virginia. He was the son of Tillman and Edith Irene (HALE) CLOUD. Clouds were from Kentucky.

        Daughter of Leonard Elvin and Virgie Mae (McWHIRTE) BAGWELL:

        12-1-2-2. Vicky JoAnn BAGWELL, born 25 Feb 1957, Canyon, Randall County, Texas.

Vicky married Edward TAYLOR, Vernal, Utah.

            Children of Edward and Vicky JoAnn (BAGWELL) TAYLOR:

            12-1-2-2-1. Christopher Edward TAYLOR, born in Utah.

            12-1-2-2-2. Clifton Ben TAYLOR, born in Utah.



Son of James Ray and Stella (GRACY) McWHIRTER:

12-2. Dwight O'Neal McWHIRTER, born 26 Jun 1914, Celina, Collin County, Texas. Dwight died 7 Jan 1960, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, in an automobile accident. Burial in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.
    Dwight married Mary Louise LUCKENBACH. She was born 12 Nov 1921, Texas, , daughter of Bodo William Emil and Ruth Louise (DREBELL) LUCKENBACH.
    In 1951, the Marshall City Directory shows Dwight O. and Mary McWHIRTER living at 1803 North Franklin, Marshall, Texas.
    Dwight served in the United States Army, rank MSGT.

Child of Dwight O'Neal and Mary (LUCKENBACH) McWHIRTER:

12-2-1. Daniel Dwight McWHIRTER, born 6 Dec 1950, Texas.




Children of James Ray and Gladys (WILLIAMS) McWHIRTER:

12-3. Doris McWHIRTER, born 2 Dec 1924, Jacksonboro, Jack County, Texas.

12-4. Billy Ray McWHIRTER, born 25 Dec 1928. He died 22 Nov 1932.

12-5. Elizabeth Roberta McWHIRTER, born and died 7 Jan 1939.



#13
Mary Alta McWhirter
Pruitt

13. Mary Alta McWHIRTER, 14 JAN 1893 in Weston, Collin County, Texas, daughter of John Houston and Margaret Amanda (Wilson) McWHIRTER. Alta died 22 Aug 1988, Panhandle, Texas.
    Alta married Gaines Oliver PRUITT 4 Sep 1912, Weston, Collin County, Texas. He was born 6 Nov 1889, Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas. He died 6 Nov 1972, Panhandle, Texas.

Children of Gaines Oliver and Mary Alta (McWHIRTER) PRUITT:

13-1. Melba Maree PRUITT, born 17 May 1915, Collin County, Texas. Melba died 30 Jul 1999, Cleiburne, Texas.
    Melba married Brice John MATHIS 30 Apr 1937, Panhandle, Texas.

13-2. Dena Mozelle PRUITT, born 24 Jun 1920, Collin County, Texas.
    Dena married Bennie Feliz URBANCZYK 11 Nov 1941, Panhandle, Texas.

13-3. Berl Wayne PRUITT, born 23 Jan 1923, Conway, Carson County, Texas. Berl died 27 Apr 1991, Dallas, Texas.

Berl married Mary Betty Louise TILLERSON 17 Jul 1943, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

13-4. Merl Wade PRUITT, born 23 Jan 1923, Conway, Carson County, Texas.
    Merl married Virginia BIGGS.

13-5. Howard Ray PRUITT, born 21 Oct 1926, Conway, Carson County, Texas. Howard died 14 Oct 1995, Panhandle, Carson County, Texas.
    Howard married Bernice Estelle FISHER 10 Feb 1951, Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas.

13-6. Doris Jeanne PRUITT, born 10 Mar 1929, Conway, Carson County, Texas.
    Doris married Billy Clyde BELL 15 Dec 1945, Amarillo, Texas.





Genealogical Sources


***United States Census Records (Note: I've transcribed all census records with mistakes of spelling and dates, etc., as to be accurate to the original record.)
***United States Social Security Records.
***World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
***Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997.
***Marriage Records of Texas.
***Texas Death Index, 1903-2000.
***The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas.
***Grave and Cemetery Records.
***U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006.
***U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989.
***U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.
***Correspondence with Steven Michael Wilson.
***Correspondence with Gwendolyn Monette (Luscombe) Patty.
***Correspondence with Cynthia McWhirter Miller.
***Correspondence with Cherie W. Mills.




Charles McWhirter
Chapter 1 & 2




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

Stephen P.H. Frakes
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Updated: 12 March 2017

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