Naomi YATES Mini tree diagram

Ola Carter WHITAKER2,4,1,5,6,3,3

22nd Dec 18893 - 14th Oct 19691,2

Life History

22nd Dec 1889

Born in Comanche, Comanche, Texas.1,2,3,3

(most likely)

22nd Dec 1890

Born in Comanche, Comanche, Texas.3

(less likely)

22nd Dec 1892

Born in Comanche, Comanche, Texas.3

(less likely)

14th Oct 1969

Died in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas.1,2

after 14th Oct 1969

Buried in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.2

Other facts


Married Naomi YATES


  • Ola's name in Social Security records is Olie, but his name on hisgrave and his Texas death record is Ola.  One city directory spellsthe name Ollie, which is the name he used in the name of his companyin the 1947 directory, if they printed it correctly. On some officialrecords, the spelling Olie is found, and I see that severalgenealogies also use this spelling.

    His name is spelled Olie on his WWII draft registration and his SocialSecurity records. This made it seem like the proper one to use.  Buthe had signed the WWII card only with his initials, as O C Whitaker,leaving some doubt.  Then I found the WWI draft registration in whichhis actual signature is Ola Whitaker.  This is most likely theoriginal given name.  I have not been able to find his birth record toconfirm how his name was registered at that time.

    I will follow this as more definitive.  The SS records tend also touse the more formal names, though that is not totally consistent.Since SS in this case has Ola that supports the earlier WWI record.The 1920, 1930 and 1940 censuses also report his name as Ola, meaningthis is likely how he gave it to them.

    It is quite likely that he later did switch to use the more masculineOllie, as found on his business and office name reported in the CityDirectory.  I note that this information would have come direct formhim, while the WWII draft card is all typed, indicating it was enteredby a clerk after Ollie stated the name orally.

    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Ola C Whitaker
    Birth 22 December 1892 [cf grave & SS 1889, WWII 1890] Comanche, Texas
    Single White
    Residence Healdton [Carter County], Oklahoma
    Occupation Oil Field Roustabout, Healdton, Oklahoma
    Height 6ft, Slender Build, Blue Eyes, Light Hair
    Registered 5 July 1917 Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma
    Signed Ola C Whitaker

    U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
    Olie Carter Whitaker
    Residence 2327 Tierney Rd, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas
    Mailing address 806 Dan Waggoner Bldg, Ft Worth, Tarrant, Texas
    Birth 22 Dec 1890 [a year later than the date on his gravestone]Comanche County, Texas
    Place of Employment or Business 806 Dan Waggoner Bldg, Ft Worth,Tarrant, Texas
    Contact Person (no relationship given) Mrs Elva Lee Harwell, 2521Lotus St, Ft Worth, Tarrant, Texas
    Signed O C Whitaker

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory, 1947, p 1160
    Whitaker Ollie C (Naomi) pres Ollie Whitaker Co h 2327 Tirney rd

    Note that the name of the street is spelled differently in the twodirectory entries I have found for Ollie and Naomi.  Currentinformation on Ft Worth streets spells the name Tierney, as in the1952 directory.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory, 1952, p 877
    Whitaker O C (Naomi) oil opr Dan Waggoner bldg h 2327 Tierney rd

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Olie Whitaker
    Born 22 Dec 1889
    Died Oct 1969
    Last Residence Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas 76112
    SSN 458-07-9659 issued Texas (Before 1951)

    Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Ola Whitaker
    Death 14 Oct 1969 Tarrant County
    Gender Male
    Marital Status Single

    I find it interesting that Ola is reported as single, since his wifeNaomi did not die until 1987.  I have found no information about thembeing divorced, and they are buried in a joint grave.

    Ola C. Whitaker
    Birth Dec. 22, 1889
    Death Oct. 14, 1969
    Spouse Naomi Yates Whitaker (1900 - 1987)
    Burial Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant County,Texas
    Created by Susie Kasper Apr 24, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #51579810,


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