|Death: ||Feb. 18, 1888|
Anne Arundel County
W. Frank Whitehurst, a.k.a. Captain Whitehurst, was born circa 1853 in Norfolk, Norfolk,
Virginia. He died on 18 February 1888 on a schooner in the Chesapeake Bay, Sandy Point, Anne Arundel, Maryland. He was buried on 22 February 1888 at Baltimore Cemetery and re-interred at the same place, 16 April 1888. W. Frank Whitehurst married Anna M. Ripke. Their marriage license dated 6 December 1876 in Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland. Married by the minister of St. Peter's German Lutheran Church, Charles A. Schloegel.
W. Frank Whitehurst came with his brother William E. Whitehurst from Norfolk, Virginia to Baltimore, Maryland. Frank a sea captain, and William a boatman, stayed close to the water their whole lives. Perhaps, they were motivated to move to Baltimore because of the proximity to the oyster industry of the Chesapeake. Frank lived and died in that career while his brother continued as a boat
painter for many years.
Many articles are written in the Baltimore Sun and other newspapers in four states telling the story of his death aboard an oyster schooner.
Anna M. Ripke Whitehurst (1854 - 1899)*
William Whitehurst (1882 - 1932)*
Created by: Michael W. McCormick
Record added: Mar 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66731504
May God bless you and your family through all generations.|
Michael W. McCormick
Added: Mar. 10, 2011