Nettie Linfield <I>Whitaker</I> Touchstone

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Nettie Linfield Whitaker Touchstone

  • Birth 2 Sep 1874 Mississippi, USA
  • Death 30 Jul 1966 Tehachapi, Kern County, California, USA
  • Burial Mojave, Kern County, California, USA
  • Plot Section M, Plot 72
  • Memorial ID 10337917

Mothers last name listed as Smith.

Sister of William Whitaker.

DEATH: TOUCHSTONE, Nettie Linfield
Author: Don Stowell Date: 22 Oct 2005 12:17 PM GMT
Surnames: Etter, Linfield
Classification: Death

Death takes Mrs. Touchstone, 33-year resident

Mrs. Nettie Linfield Touchstone, 91 years of age, passed away in Tehachapi Hospital July 30th. Funeral services were held at the Mojave Latter Day Saints (Mormon) Church at 11 a.m. August 3rd with Victor L. Smyth of the LDS church officiating. Burial followed in the local cemetery with Stickel Mortuary caking care of arrangements.
Mrs. Touchstone, born on Sept. 2, 1874 in Beaugard, Mississippi came to California in 1906 and lived in Los Angeles before moving to Bakersfield. In 1933 she came to Mojave to live in their newly completed home an M Street.
Mr. Touchstone who passed away several years ago, worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad and retired in Mojave. They had one daughter, Mamie Lelia Etter whose husband Leon operated the Gilmore Services Station in Mojave for several years. Mrs. Etter passed away several years ago.
Many older Mojave residents remember Mrs. Touchstone and her daughter dressed neatly in colorful, long gingham dresses with sun bonnets and driving a Model T Ford.

Posted by East Kern Genealogical Society
Courtesy of Mojave Desert News, California City, Kern, CA
Published: 04 Aug 1966

1900 United States Federal Census Record
about Nettie W Touchstone
Name: Nettie W Touchstone
Home in 1900: Rockmart, Polk, Georgia
Age: 25
Estimated birth year: 1875
Birthplace: Mississippi
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Boarder
Works as a spooler at the cotton mill.
Husband Walter.

1910 United States Federal Census Record
about Nettie L Touchstone
Name: Nettie L Touchstone
Age in 1910: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Mississippi
Home in 1910: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Neighbors: View Results
Race: White
Gender: Female
Daughter: Mamie

1920 United States Federal Census Record
about Nettie L Touchstone
Name: Nettie L Touchstone
Age: 46 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Mississippi
Race: White
Home in 1920: Los Angeles Assembly District 71, Los Angeles, California
Sex: Female
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: South Carolina
Father's Birth Place: Mississippi
Image: 367
Husband: Walter

1930 United States Federal Census Record
about Nettie L Touchstone
Name: Nettie L Touchstone
Age: 55
Estimated birth year: abt 1875
Relation to head-of-house: Wife
Spouse's Name: Walter A Touchstone
Home in 1930: Bakersfield, Kern, California

1940 United States Federal Census

Name Litta Touchstone
Age 65
Estimated Birth Year abt 1875
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Mississippi
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Wife
Home in 1940 Kern, California
Street M Street
House Number 325
Inferred Residence in 1935 Sh, Kern, California
Residence in 1935 Same House
Sheet Number 8A
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 8th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939 0
Income 0
Income Other Sources Yes
Household Members
Name Age
Walter Touchstone 69
Litta Touchstone 65
William Whitaker 78

Nettie Linfield Touchstone
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Name: Nettie Linfield Touchstone
[Nettie Linfield Whitaker]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 2 Sep 1874
Birth Place: Copiah, Mississippi
Father: Larry M Whitaker
Mother: Mary J Smith
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Jun 1966: Name listed as NETTIE LINFIELD TOUCHSTONE

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  • Created by: Diana Satterfield
  • Added: 17 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10337917
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nettie Linfield Whitaker Touchstone (2 Sep 1874–30 Jul 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10337917, citing East Kern Cemetery, Mojave, Kern County, California, USA ; Maintained by Diana Satterfield (contributor 46614911) .