Biographical Sketch of Mrs. T. J. Whisenhunt

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(See Downing) Eliza, daughter of Isaac Peter and Rebecca (Woods) Howell, was born in 1869, educated in the Cherokee Public Schools.

Married at Fishertown in 1886, Thomas Jefferson, son of Noah and Nancy Jane (Phillips) Whisenhunt, born February 25, 1864.

They are the parents of: Lilliam Audie, born in 1880, William Walter, born in 1896; Andrew Jay, born in 1897; Robert Lee, born in 1900 and Clint Whisenhunt, born in 1909.

Andrew J. Whisenhunt volunteered for service in the World War, and was fifteen months in training camp but did not go over seas. Lillian Audie attended the Female Seminary during 1906-9.

Thomas Jefferson Whisenhunt was elected to council from Canadian District August 5, 1895 and August 2, 1897. He was elected County Commissioner of Rogers County, November 8, 1910 and November 5, 1912. Mr. Whisenhunt is a Mason and is a farmer near Oolagah.

Sidney Crittenden married Elizabeth Phillips and they were the parents of Nancy Jane Phillips Whisenhunt.

Edith Quinton married Thomas Woods and they were the parents of Rebecca Woods who married Issac Peter Howell.

MLA Source Citation:

Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921 Web. 30 January 2015. - Last updated on Nov 26th, 2012

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