W. B. Whitt
|W. B. Whitt|
|20th Mayor of Ashland, Kentucky|
January 1, 1926 – December 19, 1926
|Preceded by||W. M. Nicholson|
|Succeeded by||E. E. Ramey|
September 17, 1867|
Whitt, Carter County, Kentucky
|Died||December 19, 1926
Bartola JarvisBessie J. Sexton
|Residence||Ashland, Kentucky, United States|
William B. Whitt was the former mayor of Ashland, Kentucky. Whitt was previously a state senator, organizing, in 1895, a grocery store with Charles Kitchen in Ashland, calling it Kitchen, Whitt & Co. Three years later it was incorporated with a capital of $100,000.
According to the Mount Sterling Advocate, "the people of Beckham County are especially indebted to Senator W. B. Whitt, through whose untiring energy and wise management, the formation of the county was secured".
Whitt committed suicide on December 19, 1926, by shooting himself through the heart.
Notes and references
- 1897 Ashland Directory
- A History of Ashland, Kentucky 1786 - 1954
- A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians, Volume III by E. Polk Johnson
- Mt. Sterling Advocate
- The Morning Leader, December 24, 1926