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William Harrison Whalen

William Harrison Whalen

Male 1882 - 1928  (46 years)

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  • Name William Harrison Whalen 
    Nickname Will or Bill 
    Born 21 May 1882  Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Oct 1928  Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: bruise through chest and internal hemorrhage; shock 
    • According to his death certificate, William Harrison Whalen fell off the Medical Arts Building while it was under construction.

      According to a March 31, 1929 Chattanooga Times article, the Medical Arts building was a skyscraper built in the art deco style and especially for the healthcare community and its patients. Architect Reuben H. Hunt had met with many of the doctors to determine the design of the building.

      The Medical Arts building featured a design of practicality and elegance. The telephone system routed calls directly to the doctor?s office. Physicians checked in and out with an operator so that they could always be reached. By being a high-rise, the building didn?t have long corridors found in single-level buildings. Materials used in construction included alabaster, brass, marble, steel, and walnut.

      The building was patterned after one in Baltimore, Maryland, and was designed to be fire-proof.

      Construction began in July, 1928 and was completed on April 1, 1929. Total cost was $500,000. The Medical Arts building was easily visible as one entered Chattanooga from Missionary Ridge, and joined the city?s list of skyscrapers.
    Buried 22 Oct 1928  Hensley Cemetery, Hixson, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I49  Our_Family
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2020 

    Father James Knox Polk Whalen,   b. 9 Jun 1845, Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1919, Daisy, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Malinda C. Wilcox,   b. 1851, Calhoun, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1895, Blount County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1879  McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Alice Manning,   b. 27 Jan 1891, Melville, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1988, Soddy-Daisy, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1913  Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Children 
     1. Thelma Lee Whalen,   b. 16 Jul 1914, East Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1923, Daisy, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     2. Stella Velma Whalen,   b. 17 Feb 1917, Daisy, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1917, Daisy, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Raymond Knox Whalen,   b. 8 Mar 1918, Daisy, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 2001, Soddy-Daisy, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Catherine Elizabeth Whalen,   b. 12 Jan 1921, Daisy, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1923, Daisy, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     5. Eugene Milburn Whalen,   b. 19 Mar 1923, Daisy, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 2012, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     6. Unknown Whalen,   b. 9 Mar 1925, East Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1925, East Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Paul Whalen,   b. 14 May 1926, East Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1926, East Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Pauline Whalen,   b. 14 May 1926, East Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1926, East Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Violet Belle Whalen,   b. 4 Sep 1927, East Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 2017, Boise, Ada County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 8 May 2018 
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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