Family:Whitney, Benjamin Rush (1832-a1885)
He married 25 Nov 1858, Utica, MO Mary Anne Conrad, born 8 Mar 1838, Newry, PA, and died after 1885.
While he was an infant his parents removed to western New York, and in 1845 to Madison, IN. He received his education at Hanover College, Hanover, Jefferson County, IN, taking the degree of B.A., 18 Sep 1858. Taught school in Shelby County, KY, and Lafayette, IN, for the next two years and in Sept, 1852, joined a party of civil engineers on the Ohio and Mississippi Railway, and has practiced the profession of civil engineer ever since. Went to Missouri in May 1856, and was assistant engineer on the Hannibal & St. Joseph, R.R. for two years. Married 25 Nov 1858, and went to Kansas City, MO, Jul 1860, when work was commenced on the west end of the Missouri Pacific Ry., and has made his permanent home in Kansas City ever since. Was city engineer of Kansas City in 1885-86, but his practice has been mainly in railway construction, in which he has filled all the positions from chairman to chief engineer, having served in the states of Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Louisiana, Colorado and California and the territories of New Mexico and Arizona; resided Kansas City, MO, 628 Harrison street.
Children of Benjamin Rush8 and Mary Anne (Conrad) Whitney:
i. Mary9 Whitney, born 22 Aug 1859; died 24 Nov 1876. ii. Benjamin Rush Whitney, born 24 Feb 1861; married Lillian White. iii. David Victory Whitney, born 26 Dec 1864; married Minnie May Shively. iv. Lucy Gertrude Whitney, born 28 Nov 1867. v. Paul Whitney, born 24 Jun 1870. vi. Arthur Avery Whitney, born 15 Mar 1872. vii. Mari Francis Whitney, born 22 Oct 1875; resided Cassel, Germany, 1894. viii. Mary Elinor Whitney, born 11 Jul 1881. ix. Beatrice Fanny Whitney, born 10 Aug 1885. x. Four Others, died in infancy.
381 381 B. K. Whitney 28 M - Day laborer $150 Mass. Mary 22 F - Penn. Minnie 11/12 F - Mo. Catherine McCourtny 17 F - N.Y. Joseph Leonard 30 M - Day laborer Ireland John Hays 35 M - " Tiprairie Co., Ireland
355 353 Whitney, B. R. 38 M W Engineer $4000 $500 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary A. 32 F W Keeping House Penn. -----, Mary 11 F W At Home Mo. Attended school -----, Benjamin 9 M W " Attended school -----, Victory 5 M W " -----, Gertrude 3 F W Kansas -----, Baby 4/12 M W Mo. Born in Feb
Benjamin R. WHITNEY 48 Self M M W MA Civil Engineer MA MA Mary A. WHITNEY 42 Wife F M W PA Kpng Hse MD IRE Benjamin R. WHITNEY 19 Son M S W MO Civil Engineer MA PA David V. WHITNEY 15 Son M S W MO Paper Carrier MA PA Lucy G. WHITNEY 12 Dau F S W KS At School MA PA Paul WHITNEY 9 Son M S W MO At School MA PA Arthur A. WHITNEY 8 Son M S W MO MA PA Francis WHITNEY 4 Dau F S W MO MA PA James L. CONRAD 29 BroL M S W IL MD IRE
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), pp. 588-589.