The South Carolina Whittle Families
11321. Otto LaFayette Whittle (Burris, James Sr., William, Ellison, William H.) was born in Lowndes County, AL on 6 Sep 1875 and died there, 29 Feb 1964.
Otto and his first wife Lizzie A. (reported to be Cheatham) are farming in 1910. Lizzie says she lost her first child. One report on Ancestry.com says Lizzie died 24 Oct 1916. If this is true, Otto's first son would be from Lizzie. On the 1920 census, he lists his 2nd wife as Leora Roberts, because his mother in law, Ethlyne Roberts, is living with them. Otto and Leora had at least 3 children.
1 M i Z. D. Whittle - was born 16 Jul 1910 and died 25 Nov 1948. 2 F ii Elinor Whittle - was born in 1917. 3 F iii Irara M. Whittle - was born in 1923. 4 M iv William O. Whittle - was born in 1925.
11324. Claude C. Whittle (Burris, James Sr., William, Ellison, William H.) was born in Lowndes County, AL between 1881 and 1883.
Claude and his wife Sarah (Hanks, according to Ancestry.com) are operating a boarding house in Ft. Deposit on the 1910 census. By 1920, Claude is living in Birmingham and lists his occupation as meat salesman. There whereabouts after 1920 are unknown.
1 M i William Adolph Whittle - was born 5 Feb 1907. 2 M ii Claude C. Whittle, Jr. - was born 29 Jul 1913.
11325. Herbert Auby Whittle (Burris, James Sr., William, Ellison, William H.) was born in Lowndes County, AL on 9 Nov 1882 and died there in 1941.
Herbert and his bride, Myrtis (reported on Ancestry.com as Canterbury) are living in the household of Burrell James on the 1910 census. Herbert's occupation is usually listed as merchant in a general store.
1 M i Walter Herbert Whittle - was born in 1912. 2 F ii Myrtis "Jesse" Whittle - was born in 1915.
11329. Irby Cecil Whittle (Burris, James Sr., William, Ellison, William H.) was born in Lowndes County, AL on Mar 1895 and died in Shelby County in May 1978.
Irby and his wife Gladys L. are found on the 1920 census living in the Mt. Willing District of Lowndes County. On the 1930 census they live next door to his brother Herbert.
1 F i Estelle Whittle - was born in 1919. 2 M ii Paul Whittle - was born in 1921.
11384. James Ellison Whittle (Burris, James Sr., William, Ellison, Jesse R.) was born July 25, 1907 in Pratt City, Jefferson County, Alabama and died there Mar 1980.
James first married Ellen Kelso on September 17, 1927, then Flossie Mae Owen on May 3, 1930. There is a record of his divorce from Flossie Mae in 1952 found on Ancestry.com. His 3rd wife was Hattie Pauline Riggs. The children of his marriage to Flossie Mae Owen are:
1 F i Mary Whittle 2 M ii James Ellison Whittle, Jr.
The children of his marriage to Hattie Riggs are:
3 M iii Jeffrey Eugene Whittle - was born 18 Jan 1954. 4 M iv Robert Timothy Whittle - was born 8 Oct 1957. 5 M v Rodney Clark Whittle - was born 25 Jan 1960.
11386. Jesse Mitchell Whittle (Burris, James Sr., William, Ellison, Jesse R.) was born December 29, 1912 in Pratt City, Jefferson County, Alabama and died September 19, 1967 in Phoenix City, Alabama.
Jesse married Marion Nell Hardin December 17, 1932 in Phoenix City, Alabama.
113131. Herman E. Whittle (Burris, James Sr., William, Ellison, John E.) was born 30 Aug 1895 in Butler County, Alabama and died 29 Jun 1981 in Dade County, Florida.
Herman assumed duties as head of household after his father's death in Pensacola, Florida. On the 1920 census Herman, Martis, Brooks and Walter are living together. Herman lists his occupation as owner of a grocery store. Apparently a larger chain bought the store because we next find him in Hattiesburg, MS and a manager of a chain grocery store on the 1930 census. He married an Irish lady named Barbara A. Cassidy. Her brother lives with them in Hattiesburg and apparently works at the same store.
In April, 2011 Donald Ray Whittle, grandson of Herman, contacted us and we are very grateful that he was able to provide information about his family:
"Dad, left for the Army very young and never returned, other than a visit now and then (from Mobile Ala.). I know Grandpa Herman, retired from A & P Groc. Stores in Fla. he and Grandma Barbara lived out their lives there, she passed away before him in the early 1960's Dad only had one son, me, with my mother (Jeanie Lee Stivender, from Texas), she followed him to Germany in 1956 & that is where I was born, later returning to Texas, which they divorced around 1960 or so, he went back to Germany and married a German girl, named Inge & had one child, girl, my 1/2 sister, Debra Renee Whittle in 1966, we are his only children, he retired from the Army in the mid 70's I thing 74 or 75, went on to college, later divorcing Inge, re-married again (Micky), she passed away in 2006. My cuz, Diane (Goode) Vanrooyen, daughter of Claudia (Claudia lives with Diane) knows way more about Grandpa, she was lucky enough to grow up around them, so I will be contacting her for more info, confirm the Hattiesburg, Ms thing and how many kids of Herman, Dad always said, there were only three with his mother, but have some 1/2 sisters, I will find out and email you back, I know he had a 1/2 sister who was in New Orleans, she passed away and Dad had to see to her!
I know this is way more info that you wanted, but its good to talk about it and I want my son and grandsons to know about their family history, as you can see, other than a few letters and one visit when I was real young I didn't have much contact with my Grandpa, Aunts, etc., when Grandma passed away, Grandpa sent a telegram address to me to let me know she had passed, (I think I was in 5th grade) a simple thing, but meant the world to me!"
The children of Herman and Barbara are:
1 M i John Vernon Whittle - was born 8 Jul, 1931 in Mobile, AL. 2 F i Claudia Whittle - married a Goode. 3 F ii Mary Whittle
113132. Vernon Ely Whittle (Burris, James Sr., William, Ellison, John E.) was born 26 Jan 1897 in Butler County, Alabama and died Feb 1966 in Long Island City, Queens, New York.
Vernon left Florida before the 1920 census and found his way to Manhattan. He served in the US Navy during WW I and is buried with his wife Erica in the Long Island National Cemetery. On the 1930 census Vernon, his German born wife Erica and their son, Donald are living in Queens, NY, his occupation is listed as salesman of sporting goods.
1 M i Donald Whittle - was born in 1930.
11551. Walter Marcus Whittle (Burris, James Sr., William, Emsley, Eldridge) was born 15 Mar 1868 in Lowndes County, AL and died 25 Jun 1932 in Forest Home, Butler County, AL.
On the 1900 census Walter is listed as a cousin living in the household of Ruben Whittle in Conecuh County. This Rubin, born about 1861 is first found on the census of 1880, living with his 16 year old sister, Martha, in Butler County. On the 1880 census both Rubin and Martha say their parents were born in SC. Ruben seems to be a previously undiscovered child of one of Eldridge Emsley Whittle's brothers, whom we know little about, assuming they are 1st cousins. Ruben and his wife Emmie have 6 daughters and 3 sons on the 1900 census.
Walter married Alice Little, 9 Nov 1909. They had 1 daughter:
1 F i Vernia Whittle - was born in 1919.
11552. James Thomas Whittle (Burris, James Sr., William, Emsley, Eldridge) was born 1870 in Lowndes County, AL and died in Butler County after 1930.
James and his wife Rosa B. (reported on Ancestry.com as Ernest) are found in Butler County on the 1910 census. Rosa tells the census taker they have been married 18 years and she bore 6 children, only 3 are still living. Eldridge is still living on their farm on the 1930 census.
1 F i Lula Belle Whittle - was born in 1895. 2 M ii George Eldridge Whittle - was born in 1903. 3 M iii James Ralph Whittle - was born in 1904.
12323. Thomas Allison Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Willis, Amos, Thomas) was born in Saluda County in 1875 and died 6 Sep 1937 at Alms House Ward, Columbia, SC.
Thomas was farming in Saluda on the 1900 census. He must have decided that farm life wasn't his thing, on both the 1910 and 1920 census, he is working as a spooler at Richland Mills in Columbia. He married Mincie Carver. She was born 17 Feb 1874 and died 22 Dec 1941 in Columbia, SC.
The children of Thomas and Mincie are:
1 F i Lois Whittle - was born 2 Aug 1899 and died 7 Apr 1982. She married Frank L. Warren. they had one daughter Dorothy L. Warren. The family lived in Lexington, SC. 2 M ii Sidney Bland Whittle - was born in 26 Oct 1900 and died 19 Apr 1956. He married Almeta Rhodes. 3 M iii Joel Linsey Whittle - was born in 1903. He married Ida Elizabeth Mims. 4 M iv Claude Whittle - was born 12 Oct 1906 and died 23 Nov 1950. He married Josephine Keels in 1929. 5 F v Ruth Whittle - was born in 1909. She is on the 1930 census with husband Jessie T. Wooten. Thomas and Mincie are living with them in Columbia, SC.
12324. James Edwin Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Willis, Amos, Thomas) was born in Saluda County Apr 1877 and died in Ward, Saluda County on 20 Dec 1932.
On the 1930 census James is living with his son Lake and his wife Emmie C. Watson. James Edwin's informat, Lake Whittle, states on his death certificate that he was a widower and based on the 1920 census, Emmie was born 11 Nov 1821 and died 27 Nov 1918.
1 M i Lake Hinton Whittle - was born in 1904. 2 M ii James Guy Whittle - was born in 1905. 3 M iii Roy Rembert Whittle - was born in 1906. 4 F iv Trennie Lou Whittle - was born in 1910. "Aunt Trennie lived up the street from NH Whittle on Brandon Ave, Columbia, SC. I recall going to her small house and watching color TV for the first time when I was young. She also had air conditioning, something we did not." Our thanks to Patricia Eleazer Fetner for information about Aunt Trennie and Granddaddy Whittle. 5 M v N. H. Whittle - was born in 1912. "NH "Whit" Whittle was my grandmother's (Georgia Lorraine Bouknight Eleazer) second husband, after my grandfather (Robert Forrest Eleazer) died. NH was the only grandfather I had, I called him granddaddy and he called me Patsy. No one but him has ever been allowed to call me that! He worked at Southern Railway, where Robert Forrest and his 2 sons (one of whom was my dad) also worked. That is how he met Georgia Lorraine."
12683. Zeddie L. Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Willis, Alfred, Edward) was born in Catawba County, NC in 1896.
Zeddie is listed by the census taker as female on the 1910 census. There is a male "Jettie", born 1896, listed as the grandson of Harriet Yoder on the 1920 census. Zeddie is married to a woman named Barbara and they have a son named Marshall L. born in 1920. He is listed as the great grandson of Harriet Yoder. On the 1930 census Zeddie and Barbara are found in Baltimore, MD with a son Marshall born in NC in 1919. There is no proof that this is the same Zeddie but certainly there is good evidence.
1 M i Marshall L (or E). Whittle - was born in 1919. 2 F ii Virginia Whittle - was born in 1924.
12842. Albert H. Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Willis, Willis Jr., Green) was born 9 Oct 1882 in Saluda County and died there 18 Sep 1961.
Albert married Lillian K. Orander. Both Albert and his brother Willis were farmers in Saluda County. Albert and Lillian had the following children.
1 M i Levi R. Whittle - was born 25 May 1912 and died 27 Mar 1981. He married Gertrude Anderson and later Martha Krause. 2 M ii Raymond Boyd Whittle - was born 15 Apr 1918 and died 11 Jul 1957. He married Carrie Craps. 3 M iii Elvin C. Whittle - was born 23 Jun 1923 and died 28 Apr 1975. He first married Margaret Bedenbaugh and later Verna Long. 4 M iv Lorenza K. Whittle - was born 25 Oct 1927 and died 24 Dec 1975. He married Geneva Craps. 5 F v Artie Cleo Whittle - was born in 1930. She married John F. Weaver.
12845. Charles H. Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Willis, Willis Jr., Green) was born 15 Feb 1891 and died 2 Oct 1946.
He married Tollie Garvin who was born 13 Aug 1895 and died 20 Apr 1980. They had 2 children.
1 F i Evelyn Whittle 2 M ii Wade Hampton Whittle
12846. Willis A. Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Willis, Willis Jr., Green) was born 15 Feb 1891 in Saluda County and died 14 May 1933 in Germanville, Saluda County, SC.
Willis married Lila M Orander and they had the following children.
128461 F i Blanch H. Whittle - was born 12 Oct 1918 and died 2. Feb 2013. She married Edward L. Quin who was born 1 Jun 1926 and died 11 Jun 1990. They lived in Leesville, SC. + 128462 M ii William Green Whittle 128463 M iii Clarence F. Whittle - was born 23 May 1920 and died 15 Oct 1998. He was a WW II veteran and later a retired truck driver. He livd most of his life in Shelby, NC. 128464 F iv Midred K. Whittle - was born 21 May 1921 and died 2 May 1920. She married a Snelgrove. 128465 F v Bertha A. Whittle - was born 15 Jan 1924 and died 7 Apr 2012. She may not have ever married. 128466 M vi James David Whittle - was born 16 Aug 1928 and died and died 16 Oct 1992. He had one daughter named Judy Whittle Windsor. 128467 F vii Marie R. Whittle - was born about 1932 and died 20 Mar 2017. She married a Bryan and then Grover Smith. 128468 F viii Elizabeth Whittle - was born about 1935 and died after 2013. She married a Burkett.
12847. Green Berry Whittle, Jr. (Burris, James Sr., Willis, Willis Jr., Green) was born 9 Mar 1893 in Saluda County.
Greenberry is found on the 1930 census farming in Aiken, SC with his wife and one daughter. The 1930 census lists his age as 33, which is 5 years different than the 1910 census data. His mother Nancy Warren is also living with him. Green married Alberta Maroney and later Irene Stevenson.
1 F i Saluda Whittle - was born in 1923. She married James Wesley Maroney. 2 M ii Franklin Whittle
12848. Olin Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Willis, Willis Jr., Green) was born 2 Mar 1894 in Saluda County and died 22 Oct 1963 in Aiken, SC.
Ollie and his wife Josephine Oswalt are found on the 1920 census farming in Black Creek, Lexington County, SC.
1 F i Cleo Whittle - was born in 1914. 2 F ii Florrie Whittle - was born in 1916. 3 F iii Louise Whittle - was born in 1920. 4 M iv Bobby Whittle - was born in 1923. 5 M v Olin Whittle - was born in 1925. 6 M vi Lindberg Whittle - was born in 1928. He died at age 14 in a hunting accident.
12971. Travis Scurry Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Willis, Mahlon, Ravenel) was born 19 Feb 1899 in Saluda County and died in Hartsville, Darlington County, SC in Apr 1973.
Travis was living with his brother RM in Darlington County on the 1930 census. Sometime after 1930, Travis married Letha Marie Truett. She was born in 1906 and died in 1983. From his obituary published in the Florence Morning News in 1973, Travis and Marie had the following children.
1 M i William "Billy" Travis Whittle - was born in 1933 and died in 1987. 2 F ii Frankie Whittle - married John C. Northcutt and lived in Dalton, GA. 3 F iii Janice Whittle - married Jimmy Hodges and lived in Talmadege, OH.
12972. Ravenel McBeth Whittle, Jr. (Burris, James Sr., Willis, Mahlon, Ravenel) was born in Saluda County in 1900 and died in Hartsville, Darlington County, SC on 30 Nov 1964.
RM is found on the 1930 census with his wife Bertha Grantham Whittle living in Darlington County. Both RM and his brother Travis were auto mechanics. From his obituary published in the Florence Morning News in 1964, RM and Bertha had the following children:
1 M i Allen David Whittle - was born in 1925. 2 F ii Sarah Margaret Whittle - was born in 1925. She married James E. Amerson and lived in Lumberton, NC. 3 M iii Bobby Carlton Whittle - was born 30 Sep 1935. He married Betty Jean Gilbert. Bobby is retired from the US Air Force.
12973. Mahlon Dupre Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Willis, Mahlon, Ravenel) was born in Saluda County in 1905 and died in Hartsville, Darlington County, SC in 1981.
Dupre married Marie Campbell. Four children are named in their daughter Laura's wedding announcement published by the Florence Morning News in 1967.
1 M i Chandler Whittle 2 F ii Whittle - married William McKay. 3 F iii Laura Alice Whittle - married Richard Harmon McKelvey. 4 F iv Cindy Whittle
12977. Carl Edgar Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Willis, Mahlon, Ravenel) was born in Saluda County 22 Apr 1910 and died in Hartsville, Darlington County, SC in Sep 1983.
Carl married (unknown) Haynes or Pointe. No other information has been found.
12978. Clyde Marvin Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Willis, Mahlon, Ravenel) was born in Saluda County 28 Feb 1913 and died in Hartsville, Darlington County, SC in Feb 1980.
Clyde married Blanche Cassidy. Two children are listed in her obituary from the Florence Morning News in 1967.
1 M i Clyde Marvin Whittle, Jr. 2 F ii Betty Whittle - She married Gene Watson and lived in Darlington, SC.
12991. Prevost William Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Willis, Mahlon, Shelton) was born in Saluda County 21 Sep 1897 and died 5 May 1963 in Dade County, Florida.
Prevost William Whittle - Courtesy of Heather Patrick March 7, 2008
Our thanks to Heather Patrick for providing this information about Prevost, her great grandfather, all verified by their family Bible in the hands of her grandmother.
Courtesy of Heather Patrick - July 21, 2007
Prevost worked as an electrical lineman climbing poles most of his career. He married Mildred Konemann on May 5, 1919. Mildred was born on January 24, 1903 in Columbia, SC and died on January 12, 1962. Her parent's were Charles Konemann and Mary Grimsley Konemann. Prevost and Mildred raised 11 children as well as caring for Prevost's father during his senior years. The legacy of Scratch Whittle is well preserved in FL, GA and TN.
1 M i Prevost William Whittle, Jr. - was born March 29, 1920, died July 7, 1926. 2 M ii Shelton Dubose Whittle was born May 22, 1921, married Mildred Picoa on January 13, 1943. Mildred was born on November 25, 1920 in Indianapolis, Indiana. They are both still alive and live in Cloudland, GA. He is a retired schoolteacher and served in the US Navy. He and Mildred have three children: Donald Charles (aka Chuck) born March 20, 1945 in Miami, Florida. Susan Jane (aka Susie) was born December 20, 1950 in Miami, Florida. Patricia Ann (aka Patty) was born on June 24, 1953 in Miami, Florida. Donald married Charlotte Elizabeth McFadden who was born January 21, 1947. They have two children, Sarah Rebekah born August 11, 1980 in Hialeah, Florida and Shelton Paul (goes by Paul) born July 20, 1982 in Wildwood, GA. Sarah married Daniel Millican (born May 1976) on May 29, 1999. Susan married Robert John Wilcox who was born on May 27, 1949 in Tarentum, Pennsylvania. They have two children, Kelly Michelle who was born on November 21, 1974 in Miami, Florida and Kristi Jeanette Wilcox who was born on November 30, 1980. Kelly married Phillip Bradley Thomas (born on June 16, 1979). They have one daughter Shania Michelle Thomas, born on February 2, 1997. Patricia married William Clifton Rose who was born on November 23, 1956. They have one son, Justin Dewayne who was born on April 23, 1978. 3 M iii Charles Everett Whittle was born on November 6, 1923 in Fayetteville, North Carolina and died May 1, 1973 in Melborn, Florida. He married Alma Jean Cook (aka Jeannie) on January 4, 1947. Alma was born on January 5, 1928. They had four sons: Charles Duane (goes by Duane) born on January 17, 1950 in Miami, Florida, James Dennis was born on April 14, 1957, David George was born on April 24, 1953, and Robert Earl Whittle. 4 M iv Donald Wesley Whittle was born on August 2, 1925 in Columbia, South Carolina and died on June 24, 1945 in Columbia, South Carolina. 5 M v Herbert Ercell Whittle was born on Jan 19, 1929 in Columbia, South Carolina. He married a woman named Anita. They had one son, Herbert Ercell Whittle, Jr. He died at a young age and is buried in Southern Memorial Cemetary in Miami, Florida. Herbert was in the US Army and was sent to North Korea on December 20, 1950 for the Koren Conflict. He was seriously wounded in battle by a missile but survived and is now living in Cloudland, Georgia. He lives right next door to Shelton Dubose and his family. 6 F vi Joyce Elizabeth Whittle (aka Jo) was born on March 19, 1932 in Columbia, South Carolina. She married Walter Barrow on August 2, 1949. Walter was born on May 9, 1928. They had two sons, Donald Wesley Barrow who was born on November 24, 1955 and Wesley Kevin Barrow who was born on June 22, 1957. Joyce died on May 23, 1997 in Hepzibah, Georgia. She is buried on May 27, 1997 in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Hepzibah, Georgia. 7 F vii Mildred Konemann Whittle was born on October 10, 1934 in Columbia, South Carolina. She married William Max Martin on December 28, 1953 in Ringgold Georgia. William was born on May 13, 1931 in Priestley, West Virginia. They had three children, Maxie Charlene who was born on July 14, 1956 in Crossville, Tennessee; William Max Jr. who was born on February 17, 1959 in Hialeah, Florida; and Wilma Jeanne who was born on January 24, 1961 in Hialeah, Florida. Maxie had one daughter with Whaler Stephens (they were not married) named Stefanie Paige Martin. She was born on June 18, 1981 in Crossville, Tennessee. She married Joseph Ray Johnson on June 11, 2005. Maxie had another daughter with Lawrence Edward Dixon (they were not married) named Heather Michelle Martin. She was born on June 23, 1982 in Crossville, Tennessee. She married Michael Darren Patrick on May 8, 2004 in Crossville, Tennessee. Michael was born on November 14, 1977 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Mildred, Maxie, Wilma, and Stefanie all reside in Crossville, Tennessee. Heather and Michael reside in Knoxville, Tennessee. 8 M viii Thomas Ray Whittle (aka Tommy) was born on August 20, 1940 in Columbia, South Carolina and died on January 4, 1999 in Gainesville, Florida. He married Maxine Martin Bertram (the sister of William Max Martin, husband of Mildred Konemann Whittle, see above). They had one son, Thomas Ray Whittle, Jr. Thomas and Maxine divorced and he later married a woman named Mildred (aka Millie). They had two children, Richard and Lisa. 9 M ix Marion Landon Whittle was born on January 12, 1938 in Columbia, South Carolina. He married Darren Bell (aka Dee). They had two children, Veronica (aka Ronnie) and Walker Landon. Veronica married B.P. Plack. 10 M x Paul Whittle was born on October 3, 1942 in Columbia, South Carolina. He married a woman named Donna and they had three children. Donna Pauline (aka Binky) was born on May 20, 1967. Mildred Wendella (Wendy) was born on July 22, 1970. Gretna Jeanine (Jenny) was born on January 25, 1972. Paul’s second wife was Susie. She is from Korea. They had one son William Paul who was born on November 26, 1981. 11 M xi Carroll Whittle was born on August 22, 1944 in Columbia, South Carolina. He married a woman named Linda and they had three children, Lisa, Michael (aka Mike), and Michelle (aka Shelly). Lisa married Jimmy Gardner. They have two children, Jamie and Lindsey. They live in Lake City, Florida. Michael is also married and lives in Lake City, Florida. Michelle married Martin Cupp and they had two daughters. They live in Live Oak, Florida.