In November 2011, I purchased a scrapbook at an antiques mall in Carson, California. The scrapbook is believed to have belonged to Laurine Wyatt. I am transcribing the articles and documents contained in the scrapbook with the hope that it may be of value to genealogists who may be researching the individuals named.
“Mrs. John Ulna Whitaker
Photo by W. G. Thuss
“Mr. and Mrs. John Ulna Whitaker, who have been making their home in Detroit since their marriage on Christmas Day, have returned to Nashville to reside and will make their home on Cahal avenue. Mrs. Whitaker was formerly Miss Myrtle Frogue, charming young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Frogue.”
- Myrtle Frogue is enumerated with her parents and siblings in the 1900-1920 U.S. federal censuses, first in Smith County, Tennessee, then in Davidson County, Tennessee. According to a family tree posted on Ancestry, she and John Ulna Whitaker were married on December 25, 1927, in Nashville; however, I have been unable to locate a marriage record for the couple on either Ancestry or FamilySearch. The couple is enumerated in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, in 1930. According to the Social Security Death Index, Myrtle Whitaker was born on 13 January 1898 and died in November 1984.
- I have no information regarding the date of publication of this announcement or the name of the newspaper in which it appeared.
- I have no information regarding Myrtle Frogue Whitaker’s relationship to Laurine Wyatt.
© 2011 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research