1940-05-02 WHITAKER, J E - FORMER SELMAN, DIES
R E Y E S i t h pan r i t l c s definition. i n the m wages two the a long lime and town in mak industry in by costs for not to pay for i e n t l y to J. E. Whifaker, 61, Former Selman, Dies James Edward Whitaker, 61, n former resident of Selma where he was active in community and civic affairs for iiian} years, die:! late yesterday in s San Francisco hospital of complications complications .following .following ,-. kid ;ey ailment. ailment. He was a native native ot North Carolina and 1924 Â· moved to Selma, where for four years he operated t h Cannery Store. For the next ten years he was employed as a re ceiving clerk in the Libby, Mc- Libby Cannery. Ill health J. E. Wlilluker Ifeil 'orced his retirement two years igo. Six months ago he moved ~'resno with his family, residing C37 Poplar Avenue. Whitaker \vas a member of the plasonic Order and formerly was ffiliated w i t h the Bedouin of the Shrine at South McAlister, Okla. In Selma he was active in he affairs of the First Christian Church. lie was a member of Genl Genl Jacob H. Smith Camp No. 6, United Spanish War Veterans in 'resno. For many years before coming California, Whilaker engaged in the eul estate and insurance business n Pryor, Okla. For ten years he ;crved as a member of the school joard there, the last five years as iresident. He was also a deputy Â·ounty clerk in the Oklahoma city. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Myrtle L. Whitaker; four laiijilitc-is, ivlt.s. LoU May juynatt if Pair Ai;o, Miss Fleeta Whitaker, .Irs. Georgia Silverthorne and Miss lyrlle Whitaker, all of Fresno; hree sons, James Whilaker of Ku- :eiic. Ore.; William T. and George J. Whitaker, both of Los Angeles; our sisters, Mrs. Emma Lollipries if Nebraska, Mrs. Robert Bear or Â·lew Mex'ico, Mrs. Ora Morris of xas, and Mrs. Marguerite Lawson if Los Angeles, and four brothers, Dr. W. J. and Clarence W h i t f Oklahoma, Claude W h i t n k "exas, and Charles Whitaker of lansas. Funeral services, tentatively set or Saturday in the First Christian htirch, Selma ; are be:;ig arranged y 1ho J. L. Robinson Funeral lome.