Family:Whitney, Charles Edgar (1845-1923)
Charles Edgar9 Whitney (Ezra8, Zerah7, James6, Samuel5, Samuel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Ezra8 and Hannah Hodges (DePuy) Whitney, was born 27 Jan 1845, Cascade, MI, and died 9 Dec 1923, Grand Rapids, MI, aged 79 years.
He married, 24 Dec 1869, Muskegon, MI, Melissa "Mittie" D. Rowe, both of Hopkins, MI, daughter of Gilbert and Margaret (Van Tassell) Rowe. She was born about Jul 1850, Warren Co., PA.
He was a soldier in the war of 1861; resided Bradley, MI.
Charles Edgar9 and Melissa "Mittie" D. (Rowe) Whitney had no children. They adopted:
i. (adopted) Ethel Rowe10 Whitney, b. Feb 1891, IL; parents b. MI and IL; m. 24 Sep 1913, Plainwell, MI, Dygal E. McKellan, b. ca. 1892, Canada.
262 264 Whitney, Ezra 54 M W Farmer $5000 $1200 N. York Male citizen over 21 Hannah 49 F W Keeps House " Charles 25 M W Farm Laborer $800 Mich. Married in Dec, Male citizen over 21 Melissa 18 F W Penna. Married in Dec Fred 12 M W Mich. Attended school Frank 12 M W " Attended school Carrie 10 F W " Attended school Zerah 85 M W Connt. Male citizen over 21
Charles E. WHITNEY 35 Self M M W MI Farmer NY NY Melissa D. WHITNEY 28 Wife F M W PA Keeping House PA PA Charles VANTASSELL 24 Oth M S W MI Farm Laborer PA PA
1900, Plainwell, Allegan Co., MI, pp. 22B-23A: Whitney, Charley Head W M 54 mar Michigan Hotel keeper -----, Melissa D. Wife W F 48 mar Pennsylvania -----, Ethel R. ADay W F 9 sgl Illinois -----, Ida M. Brdr W F 38 Michigan -----, Harry F. Brdr W M 12 sgl Michigan Remington, Celia Brdr W F 19 sgl Michigan Bell, Anna Srvt W F 19 sgl Illinois Mover, Cora Srvt W F 24 sgl Michigan Honeysett, John Hird W M 60 England Anson, William Srvt W N 59 New York Richason, Adell Srvt W F 35 New York
- 1910, Gunplain, Allegan Co., MI: Charles E. Whitney, 65, b. MI; wife Melissa D. Whitney, 58, b. PA; adopted daughter Ethel Whitney, 19, b. IL; servant John Honeysett, 70, b. England.
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 466.
- Stephen Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney family of Connecticut, and its affiliations; being an attempt to trace the descendants, as well in the female as the male lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878; to which is prefixed some account of the Whitneys of England. (New York : Priv. Print. [Bradford Press] 1878), pp. 735-736; and p. 1556.
- Census records.