01 September 2012

John Edward Whitty and Son in Florida Memory Photographic Collection

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit with family in north Florida. While there, since just about everyone knows my love for cemeteries, I was directed to a small family graveyard in Lee, Madison County. According to FindAGrave, it is known as Hays (Hayes) Cemetery.

J. E. & Gertrude Horton Whitty
© 2012 S. Lincecum
Upon entering the gate, the first few graves I came across were part of the WHITTY family. John Edward Whitty (1864-1938) married Gertrude Horton (1871-1928) and had several children. One, a son, was John Butler Whitty (1895-1976).

Photo © 2012 S. Lincecum

John Edward Whitty was a prominent citizen of Lee, Florida. In the early 1900s, he owned a drugstore with his sons. And, in 1923, he was a member of the Florida House of Representatives for Madison County.

While googling around, I came across several photos of members of the J. E. Whitty family housed online at the Florida Memory Photographic Collection. Here are a couple of goodies:

State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory,
"Portrait of John Edward Whitty and sons - Madison County"
L-R: Shellie E. Whitty, Moye E. Whitty, John E. Whitty (father),
Woodfin G. Whitty, and John B. Whitty, 1915 or 1916.
State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory,
"World War I soldiers from Madison County
in army vehicle"
Identified are John Butler Whitty [right?]
and Frank Blanton, between 1914
and 1918.

1 comment:

shellt said...

Loved this post. I love it when you can find pictures. They are just icing on the cake! Thanks for sharing.

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