Family:Whitney, Benjamin F. (1829-1896)

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Benjamin F. Whitney (Job [prob.] Benjamin6 Solomon5, Benjamin4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of Job and Nancy J. (Brown) Whitney, was born 12 Feb 1829, OH, and died 30 Sep 1896. He was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Monroe, MI.[1]

He married, 24 Mar 1852, Frenchtown, MI, Jane Wilson, daughter of Jacob and Evelyn (Parker) Wilson. She was born 4 Nov 1832, Madison, MI, and "Jennie" died 16 Mar 1920, Detroit, MI, aged 87 years 4 months 12 days, of arteriosclerosis.[2] She "Jennie" was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Monroe, MI.[3]

Children of Benjamin F. and Jane (Wilson) Whitney:

i. Franklin J. Whitney, b. 22 Jan 1853, Monroe, MI; d. 25 May 1911, Monroe, MI, aged 58 years 4 months 2 days, of ascending spinal paralysis;[4] bur. Woodland Cemetery, Monroe, MI;[5] unmarried.
ii. William H. Whitney, b. ca. 1855; d. 10 Mar 1920, Kalamazoo, MI, aged 65 years, of tuberculosis of the lungs;[6] bur. Schoolcraft, MI; unmarried.
iii. Harriet Jane Whitney, b. 14 Sep 1857, Adrian, MI; d. 21 Jun 1934, Oxford, MI, aged 76 years 10 months 7 days, of senile debility;[7] bur. Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, MI; m.(1) 13 Apr 1876, Handy, MI, Charles G. Handy; m.(2) 1878, John E. Davis.
iv. John L. Whitney, b. ca. 1859, Adrian, MI; d. 25 May 1891, Monroe, MI; bur. Woodland Cemetery, Monroe, MI;[8] m. 28 Jul 1888, Petoskey, MI, Zelpha I. Martin, b. 1866, d. 1947, bur. Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, CO, dau. of Jason and Eliza Ann (Farnsworth) Martin.[9] She m.(2) Albert S. Hewitt.
v. Lura A. Whitney, b. 19 Jan 1862, Madison, MI; d. 21 Dec 1936, Schoolcraft, MI; m. 8 May 1879, Monroe, MI, George W. Smith.
vi. Nettie Whitney, b. ca. 1864, MI; d. aft 1910; m.(1) 12 Jul 1899, Detroit, MI, George Calvin Ertell; divorced 24 Dec 1910; m.(2) 26 May 1911, Lucas Co., OH, Elwin J. Kilmer; m.(3) Hiram Barnebee.
vii. Mary E. Whitney, b. ca. 1867, MI; d. 30 Aug 1890, Flint, MI, aged 20 years; m. 28 Mar 1890, Monroe Center, MI, Wilbert B. Clark, son of Watson J. and Adella (McDonald) Clark.
viii. Lillie H. Whitney, b. 19 Oct 1871, Monroe, MI; "Lilla Belle" d. 7 Feb 1898, Otsego, MI, aged 27 years; m. 29 Sep 1893, Detroit, MI, William Tecumseh Boocher.
ix. Lutie Whitney, b. 14 Mar 1876, Monroe, MI; d. 29 Jan 1939, Detroit, MI, aged 62 years 10 months 15 days, of rheumatic enodcartitis;[10] bur. Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, MI; m. 14 Nov 1900, Monroe, MI, William Hershell Biar.
x. Gertrude Dell Whitney, b. 1 May 1877, Monroe, MI; d. 23 Aug 1940, Detroit, MI, aged 63 years 3 months 22 days, of uremia and gastro-enteri carcinoma;[11] m. 1 May 1900, Detroit, MI, Robert A. B. Mearns.

Census

20 20 Diodama Edmunds 37 F - $13000 Canada K. W. Edmunds 12 M - Ohio Attended school E. Baldwin 28 M - Teacher Canada Nancy Whitney 61 F - New Hampshire B. F. Whitney 21 M - Sailor N. York H. M. Whitney 17 F - " Elizabeth Andrell 15 F - Michigan

144 144 Benjamine Whitney 31 M - Farmer (Tenant) $6000 $800 N.Y. Jane " 27 F - Mich. Frank " 8 M - " William " 6 M - " Harriet " 4 F - " John " 1 M - "

38 40 Whiting, Benjamin 39 M W Sailor $1000 $250 Ohio -----, Jennie 34 F W Keeping house Michigan Male citizen over 21 -----, Franklin 17 M W " -----, William H. 14 M W " -----, Hattie I. 13 F W " Attended school -----, John L. 10 M W " Attended school -----, Sarah 8 F W " Attended school -----, Nelley 6 F W " -----, Mary E. 3 F W "

Benj. WHITNEY 45 Self M M W OH Carpenter OH OH Jennie WHITNEY 44 Wife F M W MI Keeps House NY RI William WHITNEY 22 Son M S W MI Sailor OH MI Nettie WHITNEY 14 Dau F S W MI At School OH MI Mary WHITNEY 12 Dau F S W MI At School OH MI Lillie B. WHITNEY 8 Dau F S W MI OH MI Lutie M. WHITNEY 5 Dau F S W MI OH MI Gertie WHITNEY 2 Dau F S W MI OH MI

Whitney, Jane Head W F wid

  • 1910, Monroe Ward 4, Monroe Co., MI: Widow Jane.

References

  • Census records.

1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #135580873, Benjamin H. Whitney.

2.^  Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950, from Ancestry.com.

3.^  FindAGrave Memorial #135579554, Jennie Wilson Whitney.

4.^  Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950, from Ancestry.com.

5.^  FindAGrave Memorial #135580540, Franklin J. Whitney.

6.^  Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950, from Ancestry.com.

7.^  Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950, from Ancestry.com.

8.^  FindAGrave Memorial #135580752, John L. Whitney.

9.^  FindAGrave Memorial #10720097, Zelpha I. Hewitt.

10.^  Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950, from Ancestry.com.

11.^  Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950, from Ancestry.com.


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