|Posted By:||Bill Page|
|Subject:||Re: Thomas G. Whitten|
|Post Date:||January 15, 2000 at 13:13:33|
|Forum:||Whitten Family Genealogy Forum|
His obituary reads: "The Rev. Thomas G. Whitten, 76 years old, 4919 San Jacinto Street, died suddenly at 6 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at his home. He was sitting in a chair when he died. Mr. Whitten had been in his usual good health during the day. Mr. Whitten was born on Jan. 23, 1849 in Tennessee. He had served in the Methodist ministry in Tennessee, Missouri and Texas, and had been a resident of Dallas about ten years. At the time of his death he had retired from the active ministry. Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. L.D. Heckman of Dallas, and a son, C.G. Whitten, an attorney of Abilene. Funeral services will be held at Munger Place Methodist Church, Munger Boulevard and Bryan Street, at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. G.M. Gibson, pastor of the Munger Place Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. Passbearers will be the Revs. R.B. Bryan, John A. Roach, Finis Crutchfield, Guy Johns, C.L. Huffstutler and William Wallace. "Dallas Morning News," 15 July 1925, p.2.
From "Texas Methodist Centennial Yearbook 1834-1934," p.257 -- North Texas Annual Conference: Whitten, T.G. Licensed to preach: 1869; began itenerancy, 1870; admitted by transfer: 1884; died, 1923; where buried, Dallas, Texas.
From an undated advertisement reprinted in an undated clipping of the "Midlothian Mirror" newspaper, probably originally published in the late 1890s & probably reprinted in the 1970s: "Whitten Institute, Texas' Great Training School for Boys and Girls. Located at Midlothian, Texas, a thriving, enterprising town, lying an equal distance of 28 miles from Dallas, Fort Worth, Cleburne and Ennis, and 12 miles from Waxahachie. It has ten passenger trains per day; without saloons, gambling or disreputable houses. Faculty -- twelve teachers of capable men and women constitute the faculty. Expense -- including board, tuition and laundry for $125 to $135; girls, for $140 to $150. Extras, such as Music, Art, Elocution and Business course at usual prices. IF you want to send your boys and girls to one of the best schools, cleanest towns, and most healthy communities in the state, write for catalogue to Rev. Thos. G. Whitten, Midlothian, Tex."
I suspect Rev. Thomas G. Whitten might be the same person as the Rev. Thomas J. Whitten listed in the 1984 edition of "Whitten and Allied Families" on p.286.
That "T.J. Whitten" was the son of Joel Sumter and Nancy M. (Grisham) Whitten. Joel Whitten was the brother of David Clay Whitten, whose widow Malinda Ann "Lennie" Whitten moved to Midlothian in the 1890s.
But it's possible that he might be descended from one of the other Wayne Co., Tenn. Whitten's.
Hope this helps.