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Katherine Debold Whitacre

Katherine Debold Whitacre, daughter of Jacob and Catherine Debold, was born June 30, 1862 at Rossburg, Ohio, and departed this life February 6, 1942, aged 79 years, 7 months and 6 days.

Her childhood and womanhood were spent in Warren county with the exception of the last eight years which were spent in Clarksville.

She was joined in marriage December 20, 1893, to Wright Whitacre with whom were spent her happiest days and who preceded her to the Great Beyond July 11, 1917. To this union were born three children; a son who died in infancy, Mrs. George Carder and Mrs. Lloyd Burton, both of Clarksville and vicinity.

She was confirmed a Lutheran in early childhood and later became a member of the Sugar Run Baptist Church. As long as health permitted, she was an active member of the Ladies’ Aid and Order of the Eastern Star, of Morrow, Ohio.

She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Mary and LaVerne, the latter with whom she spent most of the time since the passing of her husband. Two step-sons, Lewis and Morrow Whitacre, of Lebanon, a host of relatives and friends are left with memories of her thoughtfulness and kindness to others, and join with the immediate family in their sorrow.

Mr. Katharine D. Whitacre, aged 79, widow of Wright Whitacre, died of complications resulting from a broken hip suffered in a fall Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Burton, Clarksville, Friday at 10:30 p. m.

Born in Warren county, she was the daughter of Jacob and Mary Debold and was a member of the Sugar Run Baptist Church and Morrow Chapter O. E. S. She was married December 20, 1896.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Burton and Mrs. George Carder, Clarksville, and two step-sons, Lewis and Morrow Whitacre, both of Lebanon.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Benjamin S. Woodruff at the Clarksville Methodist Church Sunday at 2 p. m. Interment was in Edwardsville cemetery.

Source: unidentified newspaper dated 26 Feb 1942. [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
11 May 2006

Martin Whitacre (1814-1900)

Martin Whitacre was born in Harlan township near Morrow Warren County Ohio July 14 1814 and departed this life March 5, 1900 aged 85 years 7 months 19 days. He united in marriage with Mary Howard February 14, 1835, and she after a wedded life of fifty nine years died February 7, 1894. To this union were born ten boys and seven girls of which eleven are living today and six of whom have gone on before. He was converted in the school house at Osceola under the preaching of Rev. John Hisly of which he was a charter member of F. W. B. Church of Sugar Run about thirty years ago and lived a faithful member until death. After his conversion he always loved the old fashion prayer meeting and the old fashion hymns pleased him best. Bro Whitacre during his boy hood had not the privilege as his father died when he was a small child to obtain much of an education but he always loved to read the bible. He had a remarkable memory and could repeat many passages of Scripture. He was always guarded in his conversation and was very particular when he told anything to always give the author. During the last fifteen years of his life he suffered greatly with kidney trouble. He looked forward to the time when he would be free from all afflictions. He loved to talk of that sweet rest that remains for the finally faithful. He is greatly missed by his family friends and neighbors but their loss is his gain. His funeral took place last Wednesday at Sugar Run church Rev. George Hoover Officiating.

Source: The Western Star 5 Mar 1900. [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
9 May 2006

Martin V. Whitacre (1856-1933)


Funeral arrangements for Martin V Whitacre, 77, real estate man. writer, and scientist were to be completed Thursday. Whitacre died of a heart attack in his home, 2079 Sherman Avenue, Norwood, Wednesday.
Whitacre was born in Blanchester, Ohio. He was graduated from the National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio in 1877. He taught school for ten years in Warren and Clinton counties, and moved to Norwood in 1903 and entered the real estate business. In recent years he had written and made several addresses on science and evolution and philosophy. He also wrote books and pamplets on such subjects. He was a member of Norwood Lodge F&AM. In 1912 he was a republican candidate for the Ohio Legislature.
He leaves his widow, Mrs Nancy Garrison Whitacre; five sons, Everett, Carl, Howard, Wallace and James Whitacre and a daughter, Mrs Clifford W Mathis.

Source: The Cincinnati (Ohio) Times Star, November 16, 1933, page 3-2

Cindora Creasman, a
Whitacre Descendant
12 February 2011


Melvin H . Whitacre (1887-1933)


Efforts of the Norwood Life-saving squad to revive Melvin H Whitacre yesterday afternoon after he collapsed in Shaefer's Garage, 4611 Judge Street, of a Heart Attack were futile. Whitacre who was 46 years old lived at 2600 Ida Street.
Born in Blanchester, Ohio, Mr Whitcare recieved his education in the public schools there and later attended The National Normal University, Lebannon, Ohio, before coming to Norwood 30 years ago. He was engaged in the moving business for the last few years, being owner of the Ridge Moving Company.
Surviving Mr Whitacre are his parents, Mr and Mrs Martin V Whitacre; his widow, Carrie; a son, Harlan; five brothers, Everett, Paul, Wallace, Howard and James; and one sister, Mrs Clifford W Mathis.

Source: unnamed Cincinnati Ohio newspaper, October 17, 1933

Cindora Creasman, a
Whitacre Descendant
12 February 2011


Wright Whitacre

In Memorial.

Wright Whitacre, son of Martin Whitacre and Mary (nee Howard) Whitacre, was born near Morrow October 8, 1849 and passed peacefully away after many weeks of suffering, July 11, 1917, aged 67 years 9 months, 3 days.

He was first married to Anna Moon 1886 and to this union were born three children, Lewis and Morrow Whitacre now living and one son Raymond who died as an infant, the sainted mother following shortly after him.

He was later joined in marriage to Kathryn Debold and to this happy union were born two daughters, Mary and Laverne.

He became a member of the Sugar Run Baptist church in 1874 and remained faithful and active in the work of both church and Sunday School for over forty years. Several years ago he became a member of the Masonic Fraternity, Morrow Lodge No. 265, and recently joined Morrow Chapter No. 143, Royal Arch Masons.

Mr. Whitacre is survived by a loving and faithful wife, four children, three grandchildren, six brothers and three sisters to mourn his loss.

This beloved husband, father, brother and friend will be sadly missed by all. His religion stood for social service and help for humanity. He was always cheerful and optimistic and gave a kind word of counsel to every one. His generosity and hospitality radiated from every window and door of his palatial home as many people would attest from several counties in Ohio and states adjoining therto. He lived long enough to see his labors well rewarded in termporal and spiritual things. His great industry and frugality made him a strong factor in commercial and social matters throughout southern Ohio. Whatever task was given him he performed cheerfully and uncomplainingly and whatever talents the Lord may have given him he returned them two-fold richer. Good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful over a few things, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord and I will make thee ruler of many things.

Oh Lord! Thy will not mine be done.

Funeral services were conducted from his late home in Morrow township by Rev. T. Lashley of Perrysville, Ohio, an intimate friend and former pastor, after which the body was laid in the Edwardsville cemetery on Saturday July 14. A very large concourse of relatives and friends following to the burial.

Source: The Western Star 19 Jul 1917 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
9 May 2006

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