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The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago: 1895)
Transcribed by the Whitney Research Group, 1999.
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8581. i. FRANK G., b. Mar. 11, 1865; m. Nov. 20, 1888, Carrie NEWELL, b. May 5, 1868; he res. at Newport; s. p. 5724. JOHN W. WHITNEY (Lemuel, John, John, James, Joseph, Jonathan, John), b. Belvidere, Ill., Aug. 6, 1851; m. at Montevideo, Minn., Nov. 10, 1880, Julia D. GRAHAM, b. Dec. 29, 1855; res. Hector, Minn. 8583. i. RALPH S., b. Jan. 20, 1881; d. Mar. 1, 1884. 8584. ii. FAY JOHN, b. Mar. 3, 1883. 8585. iii. ALMA GALE, b. Aug. 30, 1885. 8586. iv. BESSIE E., b. Sept. 15, 1887. 8587. v. BERT, b. 1889. 5728. OSCAR L. WHITNEY (Lemuel, John, John, James, Joseph, Jonathan, John), b. Belvidere, Ill., Mar. 29, 1847; m. at Fillmore, Minn., Nov. 15, 1871, Ann M. RILEY, b. May 1, 1850. He is a farmer; res. Hector, Minn. 8588. i. CHARLES J., b. Sept. 23, 1872. 8589. ii. NELLIE E., b. Nov. 30, 1874. 8590. iii. R. R., b. May 30, 1877. 5732. FRANCIS MARION WHITNEY (James, Jonathan, Jonathan, James, Joseph, Jonathan, John), b. Sciola, Ia., May 4, 1861; m. Nov. 19, 1882, Hattie B. CHANDLER, b. June 28, 1864. He was born in Montgomery Co., Ia., and remained on the farm of his father until he was eighteen years of age, when he taught school for three years. When twenty-one years of age he engaged in business on his own account at Sciola, and after three years moved to Cumberland where he is engaged in general merchandis- ing; res. Sciola, Ia., and Cumberland, Ia. 8591. i. GURNEY ORVILLE, b. Jan. 28, 1884. 8592. ii. FLOYD HARROLD, b. June 28, 1886. 8593. iii. LUCIA LEONA, b. Apr. 4, 1890. 5734. JAMES ALEXANDER WHITNEY (James, Jonathan, Jonathan, James, Joseph, Jonathan, John), b. Sept. 27, 1866; m. Feb. 27, 1889, Eva TAYLOR, b. Feb. 5, 1869. He is a native of Montgomery Co., Ia., and was born on a farm. Remaining with his parents until attaining his majority he soon engaged in business. At pres- ent he is a member of the firm of Whitney Bros., general merchants at Cumberland, Ia.; res. Sciola and Cumberland, Ia. 8594. i. ORVIL ROBERT, b. Feb. 1, 1890. 5754. C. LINCOLN WHITNEY (Calvin F., Calvin, [NOTE] Jonathan, James, Joseph, Jon- athan, John), b. Dec. 13, 1860; m. Aug. 11, 1887, in Chicago, Catherine MCALEER, b. Cincinnati, O., July 19, 1863; res. Riverside, Ill. 8595. i. PAUL CLEVELAND, b. June 11, 1888. 8596. ii. CATHERINE MAY, b. June 17, 1891. 5756. WILLIAM E. WHITNEY (Calvin F., Calvin, [NOTE] Jonathan, James, Joseph, Jon- athan, John), b. Camden, Me., Sept. 5, 1866; m. at Lincolnville, Me., June 9, 1887, Alice M. SHIBLEE, b. July 1, 1866. He is in the livery business; res. Thomaston, Me. 8597. i. ORA M., b. Sept. 26, 1888. 8598. ii. BERTHA J., b. Apr. 11, 1890. 5770. CAPT. WILLIAM GLENNY WHITNEY (Ruluff, Christopher, William, Wil- liam, William, Joshua, John), b. Dryden, N. Y., Apr. 11, 1811; m. Oct. 20, 1836, Melvina FLEMING, b. June 14, 1814; d. Apr. 29, 1847; m. 2d, Mar. 20, 1850, Elcey F. M. VAN VOORHEES, b. May 5, 1823. She is a direct descendant of Steven Coerte VAN VOOR HESS who came from Holland in 1660 and settled at Flatlands, L. I. She d. Feb. 8, 1889. He was a man of medium height, compactly built, but with no spare flesh; dark brown bright eyes and black hair. He worked for and with his father from the time he was large enough to cook and wait on the men digging coal, gradually becoming the responsible head of the family. He became part owner and commander of a steamboat plying between Port. and Cinti., and it is not known whether he took his title "Capt." from this or the militia company of which he was at one time captain. He retained the grocery up to 1859, also carrying on a commission business. Coming into possession of a canal boat through going security, he decided to run it in con-
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