Person Sheet


Name Emanuel ( or E Manuel) Whetsel
Birth 2 Dec 1884
Death Sep 1963
Burial Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Father Solomon Whetsel (1866-<1892)
Mother Abigale (Abigail) CRAWFORD (1865-1902)
Spouses
1 Dora Crawford
Birth 16 Sep 1876
Death 1957, Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Father George Garner Crawford
Mother Sarah HENSLEY
Marriage abt 1902
Children Ora Alma (1904-1954)
Floyd Robert Lee (1907-1971)
William Calvin (1909-1963)
Ralph (1911-1986)
Notes for Emanuel ( or E Manuel) Whetsel
Emanuel Whetsel was the only son of Solomon Whetsel and Dora Crawford. Emanuel Whetsel may have been named E. Manuel., or Manuel The name listed on the 1870 Hawkins Co. Census, is "Manuel." He signed his name E.M., and his grandchildren remember him calling himself Emanuel or E. Manuel. His maternal grandfather's name was Emanuel.

Emanuel worked for the railroad. His eyes were damaged as a result of working with welding tools and no eye protection. He suffered macular degeneration as a result of this damage.

Emanuel and wife Dora were among the heirs who signed a contract with the Kingsport Waterworks, Inc., in 1917, for land owned by Paulser Whetsel and Sarah Dove Whetsel, Emanuel's grandparents, on Bays Mountain.

For photos of Emanuel Whetsel and Dora Crawford Whetsel, go to the following site:
http://webpages.charter.net/cwfw/Photographs/SolomonDescendants.jpg
To see the marriage license of Emanuel and Dora, go to:
http://webpages.charter.net/cwfw/Photographs/MarriageCforDoraEmanuel.jpg
Last Modified 4 Dec 2005 Created 26 Apr 2006 using Reunion for Macintosh

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