Anna E Whittington

c. 1875-1956

African American woman who ran her own real estate agency in Newark for more than 30 years from at least 1910. Left an estate over $100,000. She went by “A E Whittington”. Member of the Priscilla Art and Literary Club and the exec committee of the North Jersey Branch of the National Negro Business League. Secretary of the Alpha Literary. A Memorial Fund was founded in her honor.


Wealthy NJ Widow Leaves $100,000 Plus EstateJet Oct 4, 1956

“Newark, N.J.” New York Age Jul 14, 1928

“New Jersey Business Men Name Delegates to National Business League” New York Age Aug 11, 1928

“Newark, N.J.” New York Age Jan 11, 1919

“Newark, N.J.” New York Age Jul 2, 1914

“Newark, N.J.” New York Age Oct 7, 1915

“Montclair Old Folk’s Home Is Scene of Annual Picnic” New York Age Aug 15, 1925

“Guest Preacher at Trinity United” Montclair Times Nov 26, 1964

1910 Census