W. B. Whitt

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W. B. Whitt
20th Mayor of Ashland, Kentucky
In office
January 1, 1926 – December 19, 1926
Preceded by W. M. Nicholson
Succeeded by E. E. Ramey
Personal details
Born (1867-09-17)September 17, 1867
Whitt, Carter County, Kentucky
Died December 19, 1926(1926-12-19) (aged 59)[1]
Ashland, Kentucky
Political party Democratic

Bartola Jarvis

Bessie J. Sexton
Children 8
Residence Ashland, Kentucky, United States

William B. Whitt[2] was the former mayor of Ashland, Kentucky.[3] 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.[4]

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".[5]

Whitt committed suicide on December 19, 1926, by shooting himself through the heart.[6]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ 1897 Ashland Directory
  3. ^ A History of Ashland, Kentucky 1786 - 1954
  4. ^ A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians, Volume III by E. Polk Johnson
  5. ^ Mt. Sterling Advocate
  6. ^ The Morning Leader, December 24, 1926