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Beaumart Harrison Whitton

Beaumart Harrison Whitton

Male 1910 - 1990  (79 years)

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  • Name Beaumart Harrison Whitton 
    Born 3 Jul 1910  Elk, Ridgeway, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Apr 1990  Charlotte, Meikleberg, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18708  Whitton
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 

    Father Earle Howard Whitton,   b. 21 Feb 1885, Clifford, Lapeer, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1978, Charlotte, Meikleberg, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Nellie Agnes Winchester,   b. 1882, Walbridge, Wood, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963, Charlotte, Meikleberg, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 20 Jun 1906  Toledo, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7742  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Daphnie Amelia Clark,   b. 7 Sep 1909, Blayden, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1988, Sharon Towers, Mecklenburg, Charlotte, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 10 Jul 1937  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Robert Clark Whitton,   b. 12 Feb 1944, Mecklenburg, Charlotte, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 2011, Carolinas Medical Center Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     3. Living
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F7406  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • at 1930 census at Rosewell Avenue Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina

      Beaumert Whitton was born in Ridgeway, Pennsylvania, in 1910 to Agnes Winchester and Earle Whitton. The family moved to North Carolina in 1916 and he grew up in Charlotte. Whitton attended Charlotte public schools and UNC at Chapel Hill (1928-1930). He was graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1933 with a degree in construction engineering. He joined his father, Earle Whitton, as a field engineer in the family construction business , Southeastern Construction Company, after his graduation from MIT. He became president of the firm in 1959.

      Between 1945 and 1950, Whitton served as a member and as chair of the Charlotte Planning Board. During this time, he helped establish a master plan, draft the city's original zoning law, and create Independence Boulevard. In addition, Whitton belonged to a number of civic organizations, including the Charlotte Rotary Club, Charlotte Country Club, and Charlotte City Club. As an active member of the Democratic Party, he served as a Precinct Committee member. His philanthropic activities included financing trips abroad for black students, as well as actively recruiting African American students for the engineering program at MIT.

      He married Daphne Amelia Clark of Clarkton, N.C., on July 10, 1937 and they had three children: Margaret (born 1942), Robert (born 1944), and Mary, (born 1945). The Whittons attended Myers Park Presbyterian Church, where Beaumert served as a deacon and an elder. He died in Charlotte on April 24, 1990.