Austin History Center

Whited Family Papers

An Inventory of the Collection

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Whited Family
Title: Whited Family Papers
Dates: 1929-1989
Dates (Bulk): 1929-1936
Abstract: The Whited family first arrived in Austin in the early 1920s and lived together in the same residence for a number of years. Their family papers contain abstracts of title, financial documentation concerning their shared home at 501 W. 38th street as well as plot and monument purchases at the Austin Memorial Park, and World War II correspondence.
Accession number: AR.2013.032
Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Location: Archives stacks
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Sketch

William Henry Whited was born in 1863. He married Fannie Mitchell prior to moving to Austin, and they had two daughters, Maude and Vivian, and a son, William Alvis. In 1921, the family relocated to Austin. There, William H. worked as a mechanic and repairman, and he and his family all resided together at 501 W. 38th street for many years. William H. died in 1936 at the age of 72. Fannie died 13 years later on February 2, 1952.

Maude Whited and Vivian Whited never married and lived in their parents' house for many years. Maude worked as a teacher at Palm Elementary School, and Vivian as a stenographer. Vivian died on October 14, 1965. Maude worked until her retirement in 1967. In November 1982, at the age of 85, she went missing and was found several days later, having died of hypothermia. Their brother, William Alvis Whited, worked as a clerk and bookkeeper, and married Audrey Buford Hardeman on February 20, 1924. The two purchased their own home and had two sons, Jack Hardeman and William Harold. Audrey died on October 17, 1980, and William followed not long after.

Jack Whited was born on August 21, 1927. He studied at the University of Texas at Austin, and served in the United States Navy during both World War II and the Korean War. He married Uvalde schoolteacher Caroline Mogford on June 12, 1953. They had three children before Caroline died, and Jack eventually remarried. He died on March 23, 2015 at the age of 87. His younger brother, Harold, was born on July 31, 1935, and also served during the Korean War, in the Army. He never married, and after he was discharged in 1959, he moved to New York City, then came back to Austin, where he lived until his death on February 15, 2007.

Scope and Contents

The Whited Family Papers contain abstracts of title and land deeds concerning a portion of the Jung Addition, lot no. 2, section 1; receipts and contracts for alterations for the Whited property located at 501 W. 38th street, as well as the purchase of plots and markers in the Austin Memorial Park; and World War II correspondence written to Vivian Whited.


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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Long, Fred W., Jr.
Long, Jenora J.
Whited, Jack.
Whited, Maude.
Whited, Vivian.
Whited, William Alvis.
Whited, William Henry.
Abstracts of title--Texas--Austin.
Municipal government--Texas--Austin.
Real property--Texas--Austin.
World War II.
World War, 1939-1945.
Austin (Tex.).
Austin (Tex.)--Jung Addition.
Document Types
Black-and-white photographs.
Financial records.
Real property records.

Related Material

Archives & Manuscripts

  • AR.1994.019 Maud Whited Scrapbooks

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Whited Family Papers (AR.2013.032). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1987/067

Donation Date: 2013

Processing Information

Original donation arranged in 2013. The original collection name, the W. H. Whited Papers, was changed to the Whited Family Papers in 2019. Collection rearranged, finding aid created and encoded by Toni Cirilli in 2019.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Whited Family Papers, 1929-1989, undated

Box Folder
1 1 Abstracts of title & land deeds, 1950-1957
2 Home paving documents & homeowner's policy, 1931-1975
3 Austin Memorial Park lot & marker purchase documents, 1929-1936, undated
4 World War II correspondence & memorabilia, 1943-1989, undated