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Robert Goodacre Whitton

Robert Goodacre Whitton

Male 1906 - 1986  (80 years)

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  • Name Robert Goodacre Whitton 
    Born 31 Jan 1906  Alexandria, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Apr 1986  Arellton, Roundhill, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13710  Whitton
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father George Whitton,   b. 15 Feb 1857, Old Monkland, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1921, 209 South Patrick Street, Alexandria, Virginia, USA buried Bethel Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret Elizabeth Goodacre,   b. 27 Sep 1867, West Derby, Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1943, Alexandria, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 21 Apr 1890  Everton, St Benedict, West Derby, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F79  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Fenwick Monroe,   b. 29 Aug 1915, Alexandria, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1992, Roundhill, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1940  Alexandria, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Monroe Whitton,   b. 5 Oct 1940, Alexandria, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1996, Alexandria, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F6090  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • At 1920 USA census at Alexandria Ward 4
      at 1930 census at Alexandria, Alexandria (Independent City), Virginia
      with mother
      A Banker, he did graduate work at Rutgers University and married Margaret Fenwick Monroe [August 29, 1915 Alexandria, Virginia – August 7, 1992 Round Hill, Virginia]. 1940s Wartime administrator Alexandria Hospital, partnership in mortgage banking-insurance firm, then investment broker and general partner of Washington DC brokerage firm. World traveler, art and book collector. Active in community and church (they ALL were).
      Robert is recorded as the President of the “Little Theatre of Alexandria” 600 Wolfe Street VA 22314 1934-1935 and 1945-1946
      1966 President of the Alexandria Day Nursery and Children's Home,

      Retired Broker R.G. Whitton Dies

      April 19, 1986

      Robert Goodacre (Happy) Whitton, 80, a retired banker and stockbroker who was a past president of the Alexandria Rotary Club, the Alexandria Library Co. and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, died April 17 at Arellton, his home in Round Hill, Va.

      A native of Alexandria, Mr. Whitton graduated from Alexandria High School. He attended Southeastern University, the American Institute of Banking and the Rutgers Graduate School of Banking.

      In 1922, he went to work for the First National Bank of Alexandria. In 1940, he became administrator of Alexandria Hospital and he held that job through World War II. In 1949, after working briefly for the Burke and Herbert Bank and Trust Co., he opened the Alexandria office of Johnston Lemon & Co., a stock brokerage. He remained there 30 years, retiring in 1979 as a senior vice president. From 1979 to 1985, he worked in the Leesburg office of Alex Brown & Co., investment bankers.

      Mr. Whitton also had been president of Whitton and Schreiner Inc., a real estate and insurance company, and the old George Mason Hotel in Alexandria, a vice president of the Belle Haven Realty Corp., and a secretary and director of the old Park and Shop Alexandria Corp.

      He lived in Alexandria until 1962, when he moved to Loudoun County, eventually settling in Round Hill.

      As a Rotarian, Mr. Whitton was named a Paul Harris Fellow, and in 1985 the Alexandria club named him Rotarian of the Year. He also was a member of the Leesburg Rotary Club and helped found clubs in Mount Vernon, Annandale, Springfield, Purcellville and elsewhere.

      He had a particular interest in the history and culture of Alexandria. In addition to serving as president of the Alexandria Library Co., which operates the city's public library, he helped found the Historic Alexandria Association, the Alexandria Tourist Council and the Little Theatre of Alexandria. He also was a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

      Mr. Whitton had an extensive collection of books, paintings and artifacts relating to Alexandria, and it is believed that they will form a central part of a proposed museum of Alexandria arts and crafts.

      Mr. Whitton was a director of local chapters of the Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries, the United Negro College Fund and the National Conference of Christians and Jews. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Alexandria and a founder and an elder of the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Purcellville.

      He was a member of the University Club in Washington and the Alexandria Jockey Club.

      Survivors include his wife, the former Margaret Monroe, of Round Hill; three sons, Monroe (Chip) and John Black Whitton II, both of Alexandria, and Robert G. Whitton Jr. of Katonah, N.Y., and four grandchildren.