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John Wesley Whitaker
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Birth: Sep. 25, 1843
Pulaski County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1920
Macon County
Missouri, USA

Parents: William Whiteaker and Nancy Pleasant
Spouse: Missouri Ann Hurt (buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Bevier, Macon Co., MO)
Military: History of Macon Co., MO, pg. 855
The following are the names of the men who entered the Union Army during the Civil War:
John W. WHITTAKER of the 23rd MO

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: John W. Whitaker
Side: Union
Regiment Name: 23rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M390 roll 52
Oral Family History states: John served over 3 years in the Union Army - Company A, 23rd MO Infantry (according to the record above, he also served in Co. H)
Macon County, MO Obituary's - Page 348
John Wesley WHITAKER, 76, died 18 January, 1920. He was born 25 September, 1843 in Kentucky. He leaves wife, one sister, Mrs. George GREEN of Lagonda, MO, 8 children; William WHITAKER, Mrs. Charles BARNES, George WHITAKER, Mrs. John Johnson of Bevier, Macon Co., MO, John H. WHITAKER of Ardmore, Mrs. Gus OSMUS, Mrs. Verge HERRIN and Mrs. George SACHS of Bevier, Macon Co., MO. He married 22 September, 1865 to MO HURT of Bynumville, Chariton Co., MO. He served in the Union Army for more than 3 years. Member of the Congregrational Church. The funeral and interment will be held in Bevier, Macon Co., MO.
23 Jan 1920 Bevier Appeal (Bevier, Macon Co., Missouri)
Rev. Green of Lagonda, attended the funeral of his uncle, J. W. Whitaker, Monday afternoon.
23 Jan 1920 Bevier Appeal (Bevier, Macon Co., Missouri)
Passing of a Civil War Veteran J. W. Whitaker, an old and highly esteemed citizen, fell dead in his home early Sunday morning. His death came as a great shock to the community. He was a veteran of the Civil War. The funeral occurred from the First Baptist church Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. W. R. Skinner of Macon. The remains were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery with military honors. Further mention of the passing of this aged citizen will be made next week.
23 Jan 1920 Bevier Appeal (Bevier, Macon Co., Missouri)
Card of Thanks
We desire to thank our neighbors and friends for their many kindly acts and sympathy shown us in the death of our husband and fathers. Mrs. J. W. Whitaker and family.
Bevier Appeal (Bevier, Macon Co., Missouri) 30 Jan 1920 Fri.
John W. Whitaker
The deceased was born in Pulaski county, Kentucky, September 25, 1843. He came to Missouri with his parents settling at Bloomington, and later to Chariton county, near Bynumville where Mr. Whitaker grew to manhood. At the age of eighteen he enlisted in Company A, 23rd Missouri Infantry with which he served throughout the Civil War, the regiment being one of those which accompanied General Sherman on his March to the sea. On July 18, 1865 Mr. Whitaker received his honorable discharged near Louisville, Kentucky.
On September 22, 1865, he wedded Miss Missoura Anna Hurt and to their union twelve children were born, eight of whom survive. They are: William T. Whitaker, Mrs. Charles O. Barnes, George Whitaker, Mrs. John W. Johnson, of Ardmore; Mrs. Gus Ossman, Mrs. Virgil Herrin and Mrs. George Sachs, Bevier. He is also survived by his widow and twenty-seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Mr. Whitaker was a good and useful citizen and an esteemed member of the First Congregational church. The funeral occurred from the home, as mentioned in the last weeks issue of the Appeal and the remains were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery, the casket being shrouded in the Stars and Stripes, the flag he had loved and served under in life. As the casket was lowered into the grave, taps was sounded by W. A. Watkins, acting as buglar. Mr. Whitaker was 76 years, 3 months and 24 days of age.
Burial source: Cemetery Records of Macon County, Missouri Bevier and Callao Volume III

Name: John W. Whitaker
Co. A, 23 Mo. Inf.
Cemetery: St. Charles
Description: Located at Bevier, Missouri
John Wesley Whitaker is my great great grandfather and is buried in East Oakwood Cemetery in Bevier, Mo. St. Charles Cemetery in Bevier, Mo. is a Catholic Cemetery and to the north of East Oakwood Cemetery.
Family links: 
  Missouri Ann Hurt Whitaker (1849 - 1944)
  William Wesley Whitaker (1866 - 1940)*
  George Calvin Whitaker (1872 - 1946)*
  John Henry Whitaker (1880 - 1956)*
  Millie Whitaker Herrin (1889 - 1963)*
*Calculated relationship
East Oakwood Cemetery
Macon County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Dec 30, 2008
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