Blanchard State Line Herald
July 31, 1924
OBITUARY - DAVID PORTER WHITTAKER
The body of Port WHITTAKER was
brought here for burial last Monday from Loveland, Colo. where for the last few
months he had been making his home with his sister, Mrs. W. A. BOOTON.
David Porter WHITTAKER was born in [Wayne County] Ohio, June 23, 1845. While a small child
he moved with his parents to Illinois and in 1868 the family came to Iowa ,
settling in Page county on the farm now owned by R. A. CABEEN. In the early 1870's
he was married to Miss Jennie McMAHON, who died about thirty years ago. They lived in
Ringgold County, Iowa during the 1880's. About
1896 he left this vicinity, going first to South Dakota and after leaving there
has spent the greater part of the time with his nephews near Blue Springs, Nebr.
He spent a couple of summers with his brother, Lee, in Wilcox Saskatchewan,
Canada. Since May of this year he has been in Loveland, Colo.
While not robust, he had been in fairly good health until about two weeks
ago, when he was taken to a hospital in Loveland, where he died on Thursday,
Funeral services were held at Loveland Friday afternoon, and the body was
shipped here for burial, interment delayed until the arrival of his brother,
Lee, from Madison, Saskatchewan, Canada. Short services were held at the
cemetery Tuesday morning conducted by Rev. W. E. HARDAWAY.
His brother Lee, of Madison Saskatchewan, Canada was the only one of the
three surviving members of his family present, his sister, Mrs. W. A. BOOTON,
of Loveland, Colo., being unable to attend, and the only other brother, George,
of Santa Monica Calif. being too far away. Mrs. Rhodus HANNAH of Blanchard is a
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2009
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