Family:Whitney, Arthur C. (1853-1886)

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Arthur C.8 Whitney (William Clifford7, John Godfrey6, Nathan5, Benjamin4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of William Clifford7 and Anna Eliza (Holmes) Whitney, was born 13 Jun 1853, Winnebago Co., IL, and died Jul 1886, Waconda, KS.

He married, 10 Dec 1876, Mitchell Co., KS, Lizzie Whitford. She was born about 1854, England, and died after 1910. She married secondly, about 1892, Oscar F. Smith.

Cawker City Journal, 5 Aug 1886:

"At his residence at Waconda, Saturday evening, July 31st, 1886, Arthur C. Whitney, aged 33 years and 18 days. The deceased was the son of Col. and

Mrs. W. C. Whitney, and was born in Winnebago County, Illinois, June 13th, 1853. In 1871 he, with his parents, removed to this county and had been a resident here without intermission up to the time of his death.

"Symptoms of Apoplexy manifested itself Tuesday noon by a numbness in his side. Tuesday night, about 3 o'clock, and Wednesday morning Arthur was taken with severe spasms. During the day he remained in bed, and in the evening sat up while his bed was being made. Thursday morning he became unconscious and speechless and remained so up to his death.
"The deceased leaves a devoted, loving wife and a darling son, three months old, to mourn his departure. Arthur C. Whitney was the only son and child of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Whitney, a daughter, Laura Adelaide, having gone before him, Sept. 27th, 1872, at the age of 13 years and eight months. The funeral ceremonies were held at the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, Revs. Thompson and Humphreys conducting the services. At a quarter past 4 the funeral procession, (three-quarters of a mile long and containing 93 carriages) slowly wended its way to the "city of the dead" where the last sad rites were held and the remains consigned to its last resting place. Arthur C. Whitney was the very embodiment of health and when the announcement of his death was made upon the streets the whole city was shocked with surprise and affected with grief. He was known by all the old settlers of this vicinity since he had lived here during his boy-hood as well as during his more mature years. His honesty and integrity never was questioned by anyone, and in his dealings with his fellow men manifested and practiced a fairness and manhood which won the hearts and confidence of all. He was truly loyal and affectionate to his parents and never betrayed the trust and confidence of his friends. His sterling qualities were the better known by those with whom he was intimately acquainted and sustained close business relations. We can but mourn his loss and hold sacred his memory. His death--cut down in the very prime of life and full strength of manhood--forcibly reminds us of the uncertainty of life; that the young and strong, with the aged and weak, are liable to be summoned to the last call by the angel of death at any moment.
"To the devoted wife who mourns the loss of a true, loving husband; to the parents who are borne down with grief by death of a faithful son; to the relatives who are grieved over the death of a true friend, we extend our most heart-felt sympathy, rejoicing with them that the remembrance of Arthur in life is a consolation to them though he be numbered with the dead."

Children of Arthur C.8 </sup> and Lizzie (Whitford) Whitney:

i. Addie9 Whitney, b. ca. Aug 1878, KS; d. 29 Apr 1882, Cawker City, KS, aged 3 years 8 months; bur. Prairie Grove Cemetery, Cawker City, KS.[1]
ii. William C. Whitney, b. ca. Apr 1886, KS; d. aft. 1940; m. ca. 1909, Agnes Bertha -----, b. ca. 1888, CO, d. aft. 1940.


W. C. WHITNEY 52 Self M M W ME Hotel Keeper ME ME Anna WHITNEY 48 Wife F M W VT Landlady VT VT Arthur WHITNEY 27 Son M M W IL Bus Driver ME VT Lizzie WHITNEY 26 DauL F M W ENG Keeping House ENG ENG Addie WHITNEY 2 GDau F S W KS IL ENG John G. WHITNEY 82 Fath M M W ME ME ME Mary WHITNEY 76 Moth F M W ME ME ME Ackley SMITH 29 Oth M S W CA Cook In Hotel OH PA

  • 1900, Siloam Springs town, Hico Township, Benton Co., AR, p. 1A/1:

5 5 Smith, Oscar Head W M Mar 1845 55 mar 19 Wisconsin Vermont Massachusetts Capitalist, Owns free house -----, Lizzie Wife W F Jul 1852 47 mar 19 5ch 2liv England England England Immig. 1874 -----, William C. Son W M May 1886 14 sgl Kansas Wisconsin England At school -----, Clara R. Dau W F Apr 1898 2 sgl Arkansas Wisconsin England

  • 1910, Earlsboro, Pottawatomie Co., OK, p. 9B:

119 122 Whitney, William C. Head M W 23 mar1 1 Kansas Massachusetts England Farmer general farm, Rents farm -----, Agnes B. Wife F W 22 mar1 1 1ch 1liv Colorado Ohio Kansas None -----, Willis C. Son M W 6m sgl Oklahoma Kansas Colorado None Smith, Lizzie Moth F W 57 mar2 18 5ch 1liv England England England None -----, Oscar F. SFth M W 64 mar2 18 Wisconsin U.S. United States None own income


  • Census records.

1.^  Find A Grave Memorial #36163665, Arthur C. Whitney.

2.^  Find A Grave Memorial #36163686, Addie Whitney.

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