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Janet Whitton Moffett

Janet Whitton Moffett

Female 1903 - 1958  (55 years)

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  • Name Janet Whitton Moffett 
    Born 17 May 1903  Georgetown, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Dec 1958  Lake Forest Cemetery, Lake County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19696  Whitton
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2018 

    Father William Adger Moffett,   b. 31 Oct 1869, Charleston, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1933, On board the Airship "Akron" off New Jersey buried Arlington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jeanette Beverly Whitton,   b. 13 Nov 1885, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1958, Excelsior, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA buried Arlington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 26 Jul 1902  Fawley, Southampton, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8027  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elliott McFarlan Moore,   b. 1902,   d. 2 Nov 1933, Arlington National Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1926 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Elliot Macfarlane Moore,   b. 8 Dec 1930, Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 2001, Stamford Hospital, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F8030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Griffith Mark,   b. 23 Jan 1904, Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1978, Lake Forest Cemetery, Lake County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1942  Annapoils, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Peter Michael Mark,   b. 1945,   d. 2008  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
     2. Griffith Mark  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F8031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Janet Whitton Moffett (whom you call "Jane")was born May 17, 1903 in Germantown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Rear Admiral William Adger Moffett and Jeanette Beverly Whitton (who was affectionately known as "Pete").

      Admiral Moffett (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_A._Moffett) received a Congressional Medal of Honor for his captaincy of the USS Chester in a night landing in 1914 at Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico.

      Moffett served as the Secretary of the Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics from its creation in 1921. In that role, Moffett became known as the "Air Admiral" for his leadership in the development of tactics for naval aircraft, and the introduction of the aircraft carrier. While he never learned to pilot a plane, Moffett was a tireless advocate of Naval Aviation (including the ill-fated development of dirigibles) and is sometimes referred to as "The Father of Naval Aviation."

      JWM married a naval aviator, Lt. Elliott McFarlan Moore, on February 12, 1926. By 1933, EMM was the General Manager of the Wilmington-Catalina Airline, Ltd. (“WCA”), a small airline on Catalina Island founded in 1931 by William Wrigley, Jr., a close friend of Admiral Moffett. Using amphibious seaplanes, the airline shuttled passengers between the Port of Los Angeles and Hamilton Cove on Catalina Island.

      JMM was widowed on November 2, 1933 when a seaplane piloted by Walter L. Seiler, the Chief Pilot of the Wilmington-Catalina Airline, crashed on takeoff while conducting an experiment in "flying blind" about a half mile offshore from Catalina Island.

      By then JMM had three children: Janet Moffett Moore , William Moffett Moore, and Elliott McFarlan Moore, Jr.