Henry Leslie Witter

Henry Leslie Witter

Male 1894 - 1979  (84 years)
Person ID: I52168 


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  • Name Henry Leslie Witter  [1
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    Born 13 Oct 1894  Decatur, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Oct 1979  Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings
     1. James Edgar Witter (ID:I17146),   b. 22 Oct 1892, Grinnell, Gove, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1980, Drexel, Cass, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Ida L. Witter (ID:I52166),   b. Abt 1899, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1981, Block, Miami, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     3. Ada LaVaye Witter (ID:I52167),   b. 8 Mar 1901, Linn, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1995, La Cygne, Linn, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)

    Parents

    Family ID: F40229 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father John Witter, Jr. (ID:I52164),   b. 15 Mar 1867, White Hall, Greene, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1954, Drexel, Bates, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Dora Elizabeth Bucey (ID:I52165),   b. 3 Dec 1868, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1950  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1891  Bates, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Oct 1894 - Decatur, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Oct 1979 - Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Henry Leslie Witter
    Henry Leslie Witter

  • Source Citations

    1. [S1701] Notes of Doug Long, Doug Long, Email to Jeff Vitter, 12 July 2021.
      Hi Jeff,

      It is great to meet you. I don't often meet connections from my dad's side of the family. I have attached a few Witter photos in case you don't have them.

      John Witter and his wife Martha (Patsey) Thompson are great great grandparents to me. Patsey by family lore was supposedly 1/4 Cherokee, however I have no documentation to prove that.

      The Witter Dakin picture from what I am told was taken at George Witter's house near Drexel, Mo. My dad (Clarence Long) is the kid in the second row, 3rd from left and his sister Mabel just below on his left. Dad was born in 1913 so guessing a bit I'd say the picture was taken sometime between 1923 and 1925. Again a guess on my part, I would surmise the photographer was Ralph Mettler from Drexel. Ralph ran a studio in Drexel for many years and was a cousin to my Dad via our Allison relatives. All of the people in the photo are related via Witters or Dakins. The man sitting on the far right is Henry Leslie Witter and probably the only Witter I knew personally. His second wife was my first grade teacher in Drexel during the 67-68 school year. His farm was between Drexel Corner and Louisburg on old 69 Highway, east side of the road.

      The last photo is John Witter Sr kids, probably taken the same day as the group picture. Across the top are George W Witter, John Witter Jr, and James Thompson Witter. My great grandmother, Cassie Witter Dakin is below, between John and James. The woman to her right is sister Mary Jane. Not sure who is who among the remaining, but I think the far left is Emma and far right is Alice.

      I will put some stuff together specifically on Cassie Witter (Nancy Catherine) and her husband John Dakin later on.

      Enjoy,
      Doug

      On Sun, Jul 11, 2021 at 9:49 PM Jeff Vitter wrote:

      BTW, John Witter is mentioned in the history (short story) I wrote about my Doubs ancestors in https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/JeanPierreVitter.php.

      And my wife Sharon is from Miami County, Kansas, as are your ancestors.

      -- Jeff