101 - J. Bolivar Whisenant - Choctaw Cemetery - Choctaw, OK
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N 35° 29.224 W 097° 15.856
14S E 657452 N 3928443
Quick Description: J. Bolivar Whisenant was born the same year that United States Congressman Daniel Sickles shot Philip Barton Key (U.S. District Attorney) for having an affair with his wife.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 4/8/2013 10:24:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMGTF4
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
The final resting place of J. Bolivar Whisenant is at the north side of Choctaw Cemetery. His is a horizontal marker with a cross and greenery etched into the top left corner. A pot for flowers is placed in front of the stone.

Text on marker:

J. Bolivar Whisenant
Feb. 22, 1859 - Sept. 2, 1960

Some worldwide events and accomplishments that occurred during his time on earth:

1859: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is published.
1869: Ulysses S. Grant succeeds Andrew Johnson as the 18th President of the United States of America.
1879: Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera The Pirates of Penzance is first performed in Paignton, Devon, England
1889: At high noon in Oklahoma Territory, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Run of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed, with populations of at least 10,000.
1899: The paperclip is patented by Johan Vaaler, a Norwegian inventor
1909: Robert Peary, Matthew Henson, and four Eskimo explorers come within a few miles of the North Pole.
1919: The Paris Peace Conference opens at the Palace of Versailles, France
1929: The 1st Academy Awards are presented in a 15-minute ceremony at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, honoring the best movies of 1927 and 1928, Wings (1927) winning Best Picture. Gerald Duffy (died 1928) receives the only Academy Award for Best Title Writing ever awarded (for his intertitles to the silent film The Private Life of Helen of Troy (1927)).
1939: Princess Fawzia of Egypt marries Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran.
1949: Grady the Cow, a 1,200-pound cow, gets stuck inside a silo on a farm in Yukon, Oklahoma and garners national media attention in the United States.
1960: Harper Lee publishes her novel To Kill a Mockingbird, which later wins the Pulitzer Prize for the best American novel of 1960.
Location of Headstone: Choctaw Cemetery

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