Per the 1910 Transylvania Co., NC census - Eastatoe township Harve_Whitmire52 Tinnie487 children 7 living Van14 (?) Kile A.10 Kery5 And another source gives Harvey son Loonie J. b. May 1880 and Eugene b. 1889so that accounts for 5 children.
In the social security index there is a Kile Whitmire b. 22 Oct 1889 SC died Feb 1983 Lyman, Spartenburg Co., SC. Do not know if this is same person.
and yes, Harvey was the son of Christopher and Mahala Orr Whitmire.