John Thomas Whitman

Male 1929 - 2003  (73 years)


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  • Name John Thomas Whitman 
    Born 16 Nov 1929  Ayer, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military SSG US Army, Korea and Vietnam 
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    _UID B6D1827098DF82429AA33C11ED2A763C07E2 
    Died 20 Oct 2003  Leroy, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I36351  Wyman
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2019 

    Father Charles Lester Whitman Click to preview: Charles Lester Whitman,   b. 17 Apr 1901, Livermore, Androscoggin, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1969, Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Isabel Emily Amey Click to preview: Isabel Emily Amey,   b. 23 May 1907, Clark Hill, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1977, Spencer, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1922  Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _STAT Divorced 
    Family ID F9055  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Nov 1929 - Ayer, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Oct 2003 - Leroy, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Leroy, West Virginia - John T. Whitman, 74, died October 2
      0 at home.
      Predeceased by brothers Claude E. and Eltheron L, he leaves three brothers, Elwin H.
      Whitman, Oakham; Charles L. Whitman, West Brookfield; Walter L. Whitman,
      Helena, Montana and four sisters, Shirley A. Wilk, Thorndike; Ruth M. Lyon, West
      Brookfield, Claudia L. Kenady, Orange, California, Barbara Groves, Hammonton,
      New Jersey, and several nieces and nephews. Prior to his death, he had made
      his home with nephews Sean Berthiaume, currently on National Guard duty in
      Kuwait, and Lee J. Groves.
      John was born in Ayer but spent his youth in West Brookfield prior to
      enlistment in the U. S. Army in 1949. He served in the army until 1971; during
      his years of service he was awarded numerous medals and citations, among them a
      Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart (Korea); Korean Service Medal with four bronze
      stars; Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation; Korean War Commemorative
      Medal; Army Occupation Medal (Japan); National Defense Service Medals (2)
      with Oak Leaf Cluster; Good conduct Medals (3) with Oak Leaf Clusters; Vietnam
      Commemorative Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device; Vietnam Service
      Medal. He served with the twenty-fifth Infantry division in Korea and the Fifth
      Air Cavalry in Vietnam.
      Prior to his move to West Virginia, he had lived in Warren.
      He was an astute observer of human nature, upon which he frequently
      commented with acerbic wit and pithy humor. He will be remembered as a loving
      brother and uncle and a generous, faithful friend.
      Burial will be Wednesday, November 5, in Arlington National Cemetery,
      Arlington, Virginia.

  • Sources 
    1. [S863] Record of Marraige for Charles Lester Whitman and Isabel Emily Amey, Clerk of Farmington, Maine, (State of Maine Department of Human Services, 1922) (Reliability: 3).
      Married 12/22/1922, Farmington, ME by Sumner P. Mills, Justice of the Peace. This document erroneously staes that Isabel was born in Keene, NH and that both her parents were deceased.