Helen Ernestine BERNARD
Risingsun, Wood Co., OH
1948 (age 49-50)
Fostoria, Hancock Co., OH
James Charles WHITTA
Robert Bernard WHITTA
Second-generation federal grain inspector and first American-born
child of English immigrants. He attended elementary school at Holmes
School on W. Center St. in Fostoria - this building is now the Knights
of Columbus Hall. He suffered from emphasema in his later years,
spending part of each year in Port Charlotte, Florida.
Little is spoken of Helen, as she was the first wife of H.C. Whitta.
I do know that she died of cancer at the age of 50 - her youngest
child was only 12 years old at the time.
H.C.Whitta joined the Roman Catholic Church so that he could
marry Helen and that is the only reason that some of the American
Whitta decendants are not still members of the Episcopal Church.