HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

Biographical Appendix

  

P. W. WHITWORTH

P. W. Whitworth, sheriff of Iron County, is a native of Madison County, Mo., born on February 26, 1856, and is the son of John A. and Pressia (White) Whitworth, both natives of Madison County, also.  The father is a tiller of the soil and still resides in his native county.  The grandparents were early settlers of that county.  P. W. Whitworth was reared to farm life, and remained at home until his marriage, which occurred March 21, 1874, to Miss Mary C. Tidwell, a native of Iron County, Mo.  This union resulted in the birth of four children: Clarence E., Charles Goff and George W.  The one deceased was named John A.  After marriage Mr. Whitworth located on a farm near Fredericktown, where he resided until 1879, when he moved to Ironton, and there has since resided.  He was engaged in mining for about two years, and clerked in the store of Whitworth & Sons for about four years.  In 1886 he was elected sheriff of Iron County, and still holds that position. He is a good citizen and a man well respected.  Mrs. Whitworth is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.