Family:Whitney, Charles Field (1831-a1900)

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Charles8 Field Whitney (Theodore7, Ami6, Jonathan5, Jonathan4, Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Theodore7 and Experience (Warner) Whitney, was born 22 Nov 1831, Niagara Falls, NY, and died 9 Dec 1907, Mineral Ridge, Trumbull Co., OH.

Charles married 4 Oct 1854, Geneva, NY, Charlotte W. Crittenden, daughter of Fortiscue Crittenden. She was born 30 Apr 1835, New York, and died 22 Apr 1901, Mineral Ridge, Trumbull County, OH.

C. F. was raised and educated in Niagara County, NY. About 1860 he and his brother George went to Allegan Co., MI, where they engaged in the manufacture of rakes for several years. C. F. had a grocery store in Mineral Ridge, OH. It was 22 x 40 feet with an "L" of 18 x 30 feet and he carried a stock of about $9,500 in value: dry goods, boots, shoes, groceries, buggies, carriages, sleighs, and lumber, etc. There were lots of poor Welch miners in the area. He would extend credit even when nobody paid their bills. He did a lot for the people of the area and was highly thought of. C. F. was a member of the Republican Party, served as Township Trustee for twenty years or more, and was a member of the Mineral Ridge School Board. He was also a member of the Masonic order, blue lodge of Niles, the I.O.O.F., and an Elder in the Presbyterian Church. He had a stroke in Buffalo at the Worlds Fair. He spent years in a wheelchair thereafter.

Children of Charles8 Field and Charlotte W. (Crittenden) Whitney:

i. Caroline Elizabeth9 "Libby" Whitney, b. 13 Sep 1855, NY; d. after 1930; m. 14 Oct 1874, William H. Warner. Will Warner was a wealthy coal mine owner in Cleveland. Resided Mineral Ridge, OH. Two sons: Whitney, b. 3 Jun 1878, d. 11 Feb 1941; and Hugh (or Hoyt) L., b. 25 Dec 1880.
ii. Frances A. "Fanny" Whitney, b. 22 Jun 1857, NY; m. 15 Sep 1876 Rev. John J. Graham. Rev. Graham was a Presbyterian minister. Res. Perryville, VA. Four children: Alice Frances, b. 23 May 1877; William Charles, b. 5 Sep 1880; Lottie Crittenden, b. 14 Jun 1882; and Paul Edgar, b. 30 Jul 1885.
iii. Aby W. Whitney, b. 26 Jul 1858, NY; d. after 1900. Aby never married and was a teacher and missionary. Res. Mineral Ridge, OH.
iv. Ami Ellsworth Whitney, b. 18 Sep 1861, MI; d. 24 Apr 1874.
v. Nellie Force Whitney, b. 21 Nov 1864, MI; d. 15 Dec 1887, Youngstown, OH.
vi. Charles Edward "Charlie" Whitney, b. 15 Apr 1866, OH; m. 14 Feb 1891, Annie Elizabeth Helnig (or Helwig); born 30 Nov 1866. Occupation, clerk, res. Mineral Ridge, OH. Two children: Charlotte b. Feb 1895, OH; and Charles F. b. Nov 1897, OH.
vii. Katherine Ethelyn "Kate" Whitney, b, 17 Nov 1871, Mineral Ridge, Trumbull Co., OH; d. 14 Mar 1932, Los Angeles, CA; m. 8 Oct 1890, Moselle, MO, Robert Anderson Woods. Woods was a wholesale coal dealer, res. Pasadena, CA. Robert and Kate were divorced. Two sons: Donovan Whitney Woods, b. 17 Jan 1893, Los Angeles, CA, d. 15 May 1979, Santa Barbara, CA; and Robert Edgar, b. 2 Dec 1893, Los Angeles, CA, d. 27 May 1972, Dana Point, CA.
viii. John Frederick "Fred" Whitney, b. 30 Dec 1874; resided Mineral Ridge, OH.


487 449 C. Thomas Whitney 28 M - Farmer $1800 $400 New York Charlotte " 25 F - " Elizabeth " 4 F - " France A. " 3 F - " Abby N. " 1 F - "

726 729 Whitney, C. F. 39 M W Dry Goods Merchant $1200 $3000 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Charlotte 34 F W Keeping house " -----, Carrie 15 F W " Attended school -----, Frances 14 F W " Attended school -----, Abbie 12 F W " Attended school -----, Annie 8 F W Michigan Attended school -----, Willie 6 M W " -----, Charles 4 M W Ohio

Charles F. WHITNEY 49 Self M M W NY Grocer NY NY Charlotte WHITNEY 45 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Abbie WHITNEY 21 Dau F S W NY At Home NY NY Nellie WHITNEY 15 Dau F S W MI At Home NY NY Charles WHITNEY 13 Son M S W OH NY NY Katie WHITNEY 8 Dau F S W OH NY NY Freddie WHITNEY 5 Son M S W OH NY NY


  • Family information handed down. Also U.S. Census records.


Charles Field Whitney
Charles Field Whitney with his grandsons, Robert & Donovan Woods around 1905
Katherine Ethelyn Whitney
Aby Whitney
William & Caroline Elizabeth (Whitney) Warner family, Cleveland, OH in the 1920s

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