The Whaley House of San Diego has been named the most haunted house in America by Life magazine and The Travel Channel.
Is Yankee Jim the only spirit from the past or did the Whaley family never leave their beloved home?Corrine Whaley
Violet Whaley Birth October 14, 1862 Death August 18, 1885. Only 22 years of age, and ended her life because of embarrassment and sadness
George Hay Ringgold Whaley
Thomas Whaley Sr
I don’t know why, but, the people in the stories are just people in a story, UNTIL I find records that they actually lived lives just like we do, signing documents and being parts of records. Above is the death record for Thomas Whaley Sr….Capitalist???
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The Whaley House
“Whaley House”. Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks.
“The Whaley Family”. whaleyhouse.org. Save Our Heritage Organisation. In August 1857, Whaley established his general store in this residence, and solicited cash customers only.
Strudwick, June A. (April 1960). “The Whaley House”. Journal of San Diego History. 6 (2).
“Ghostly Legends of the Whaley House”. whaleyhouse.org. Save Our Heritage Organisation. “The Whaley House”. The San Diego Historical Society Quarterly. 6 (Special Issue): Forward. April 1960.
and of course Ancestry.com, MyHeritage.com, Newspaperarchives, FamilySearch.org
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