Kermit Franklin MCWHALIN June Eldon WHALIN Norah MCWHALIN Cornelia A BLEDSOE Martha Ellen FLORA Mini tree diagram

John MCWHALIN1,5,4,2,6,7,7,3,3

17th Aug 18621,2,3,3 - 5th Feb 19371,4,2,3,3

Life History

17th Aug 1862

Born in Warren County, Kentucky.1,2,3,3

8th May 1890

Married Cornelia A BLEDSOE in Butler County, Kentucky.7

6th Sep 1905

Birth of son Kermit Franklin MCWHALIN.3

4th Jun 1907

Birth of son June Eldon WHALIN in Kentucky.1,6,8,3

25th Mar 1910

Death of Cornelia A BLEDSOE.1,3

21st Apr 1912

Married Martha Ellen FLORA in Warren County, Kentucky.7,3

5th Feb 1937

Died in Anna, Warren, Kentucky.1,4,2,3,3

6th Feb 1937

Buried in Green River Union Cemetery, Richardsville, Warren County, Kentucky.2,3,3

Other facts


Birth of daughter Norah MCWHALIN


  • "My dad’s stepmother was Norah Whalin, sister of Eldon and Kermit.  I remember her talking of her famous family in Texas.  My dad, Lester Reeves, is now 96 and recently turned over to me the family photos and memorabilia.  It will take me months to go through it all, my intention being to get items to people who would care about them most. Today I ran across articles related to the Wills band,  Whalin photos and a letter from Eldon and Odella, dated 9-13-61, in which they reference 'the drunken man who killed Carroll and Cecil.'"
    --  Lynn Reeves, Geneanet Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 16 September 2018

    Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965
    J McWhalen
    Cornelia A Bledsoe
    License issued 5 May 1890 Edmonson County, Kentucky, USA
    Marriage 8 May 1890 in Owen Gibson's home, Butler County, Kentucky
    Edmonson County Marriage Book, pp 350-351
    Witnesses James Raymond, Ewing Patman
    Ceremony by L F Balton, Minister
    [This is the only marriage record on the page reporting that the ceremony was performed in a different county from the issuing county.]

    John's death certificate reported his wife as Ellen Whalin.  His first wife Cornelia Bledsoe died in 1910.  The Social Security record of his daughter Hannah reported her mother to be Martha E Flora, matching the name Ellen with the middle initial E.

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Hannah Belle Whalin [Hannah Whalin Wates] [Hannah Wates]
    Birth 30 May 1923 Anna Warren, Kentucky
    Death Date 29 Dec 1996
    Father John M Whalin
    Mother Martha E Flora
    SSN 403305374
    Sep 1943 Name listed as HANNAH BELLE WHALIN; May 1945 Name listed as HANNAH WHALIN WATES; 15 Jan 1997 Name listed as HANNAH W WATES

    This led to the Kentucky marriage record for John and Ellen.

    Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965
    J McWhalin
    Ellen Flora
    License issued 20 Apr 1912 Warren County, Kentucky
    Marriage 21 Apr 1912 Warren County, Kentucky
    Ceremony at the home of George Bracken by R S Hunter, Justice of the Peace
    Witnesses Charlie and Berthie Young, Geo Bracken and Mary Bracken

    Kentucky, Death Index, 1911-2000
    John McWhalin
    Age 74
    Death 5 Feb 1937 Warren County
    Residence Anna
    Record Book Volume 19, Certificate #9500

    Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1965
    John McWhalin
    Death Age 74 yrs, 5 mos, 18 days
    Birth 17 Aug 1862 Kentucky
    Farmer, Last worked October 1936, Residence Anna, Kentucky
    Father William Whalin, born Kentucky
    Mother Lucresia Doolin, born Kentucky
    Spouse Ellen Whalin
    Informant E G Whalin, Anna, Kentucky
    Death 5 Feb 1937 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky, USA
    Cause of Death Lobar Pneumonia
    Burial 6 February 1937 Mt Pleasant Cemetery [Warren County, Kentucky], by HH Guy, Woodburn, Kentucky
    Certificate #9500 filed 30 March 1937, filed State 14 February 1958

    Johnny Henry “Mack” Whalin
    Birth 17 Jul 1862 Warren County, Kentucky, USA
    Death 5 Feb 1937 (aged 74) Warren County, Kentucky, USA
    Burial Green River Union Cemetery, Richardsville, Warren County, Kentucky
    Mack used the spelling of McWhalin, which is on his death certificate
    William A Whalin Unk-Unk.
    Lucresia Doolin Unk-Unk.
    Nelia McWhalin 1872-1910 (m. 1890)
    Martha Ellen Flora Whalin 1883-1959 (m. 1912)
    For Children See Martha Ellen
    Created by Don Burris 15 Jul 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial 55001948,

    There are two memorials for John on Find a Grave, both by the same manager.  This is because there are two graves for him.  Neither has a photo of the marker.  The one below is in the same cemetery with his second wife Ellen.  This is thus likely a memorial, and the one above is his actual burial place, since he died 22 years before her.

    Johnnie Henry “Mack” Whalin
    Birth 17 Aug 1862 Warren County, Kentucky, USA
    Death 5 Feb 1937 (aged 74) Anna, Warren County, Kentucky, USA
    Burial Mount Pleasant Church of Christ Cemetery, Richardsville, Warren County, Kentucky
    Johnnie used the spelling McWhalin.
    Parents William Goodman Whalin: 4/18/1839, Warren County - 3/31/1916 Butler County
    Lucretia F Doolin: 5/07/1835, Indiana - 12/05/1907, Butler County
    Martha Ellen Flora 11/05/1883-4/29/1959
    Married 4/21/1912, Warren County
    For Children See Martha Ellen
    Spouse Martha Ellen Flora Whalin 1883-1959
    Daughter June "Eldon" Whalin 1907-1991
    Created by Don Burris 23 Sep 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial 59100054,

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