Family:Whitney, Chester Hopkins (c1816-1900)
He married firstly, 12 Feb 1839, Laura Eliza Geer, daughter of John Raymond and Ann (Potter) Geer. She was born about 19 Apr 1822, Dutchess Co. or Utica, Oneida Co., NY, and died 11 Sep , Scriba, NY, in her 89th year.
Chester Hopkins Whitney and Laura Eliza Geer Whitney. This is information from Laura's Bible dated January 1863. Oswego, NY. There are five printed Whitney newspaper obituaries glued to the inside front and back covers of the Bible. Text of each of them follows.
Death of Chester H. Whitney Chester H. Whitney, a farmer, well known to many Oswego people, died one morning at his home in Scriba from old age. He was born eighty-five years ago on the same farm which was his home at the time of his death. He was esteemed and respected by his many acquaintances who regret to hear of his demise. His widow survives as do two daughters, Mrs. J. B. V. Hoyle and Mrs. F. X. Mudd of Chicago.
Mrs. Laura E. Whitney
Sunday, Sept. 11th, Laura E., widow of Chester H. Whitney, died at her home in Scriba in her 89th year. Her great age and failing strength for some time past had foreshadowed the end which came in peace. The deceased was born in Utica and in 1839, as the wife of Mr. Whitney, came to Scriba where she has resided continuously to the time of her death. Mr. Whitney died ten years ago. Mrs. Whitney was a life-long member of the Baptist church and was much esteemed always by its membership for her consistent Christian spirit and neighborly acts of kindness. She made and held many friendships to the last and she will be truly mourned and sweetly remembered by all who knew her and her unvarying goodness of heart. The deceased is survived by her two daughters, Mrs. J V. B. Hoyle, of Scriba, and Mrs. Frank X. Mudd, of Chicago, and by two granddaughters, Miss Nellie and Miss Olive Whitney, both of Chicago, and daughters of the late John Whitney. Awaiting the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Mudd in Chicago, the hour for the funeral has not been set at this writing.
DIED, Feb. 21, Herbert C. Whitney, in the 28th year of his age.
The death of Herbert C. Whitney deserves more than a passing notice, holding business position extraordinary for one so young. When only 21 years of age he received his diploma of the New York College of Pharmacy; soon after bought out and kept the drug store on Bridge street, near the bridge, which was destroyed by fire shortly after. He then fitted up and started the store No. 53 Bridge street, now owned by A. Baltis, when soon after he accepted a position with Caswell, Hasard & Co., the largest druggists and chemists in the United States, as manager of one of their immense stores, stationed at Newport, R.I., which he did successfully for the last five years. By over exertion he was stricken down with the fatal disease consumption. He was advised by his doctor in December to come to his home, or to his father's, C. H. Whitney in the town of Scriba, where he continually grew worse. In February his friends and his doctor thought it advisable to move him into the city to his sister's house, Mrs. W. T. Norrish's, who had lately moved from Casenovia, N.Y., to their home, 70 East 5th Street, but of no avail, he only lived two weeks. He passed off very quietly on the evening of the 21st, without a struggle, receiving the comforting assistance of his friends. His funeral took place on the 24th from the Church of the Evangelists with Masonic honors, being a member of the AEonian lodge. He was a young man of sterling ability and extraordinary business capacity. A large circle of friends greatly mourn his loss.
NORRISH -- In this city, November 11th, 1895, Ellen M., wife of William T. Norrish and daughter of C. H. and L. E. Whitney.
Funeral Thursday from her late home, East 5th, between Bridge and Oneida streets, at 1:30 and at the Church of the Evangelists at 2 o'clock. Friends are invited.
WHITNEY -- April 29th, 1895, John Raymond, son of C. H. and L. E. Whitney in his 41st year.
Children of Chester H.7 and Laura Eliza (Geer) Whitney:
i. Ellen R. Whitney, b. ca. 1840, Oswego Co., NY; d. 11 Nov 1895, Scriba, NY; m. ca. 1862, William T. Norrish. ii. Mahlon H. Whitney, b. ca. 1842, NY; not in family in 1855, 1860, 1870, or 1880. iii. Susan A. Whitney, b. ca. 1845, Oswego Co., NY; m. ca. 1864, John B. V. Hoyle. iv. Herbert C. Whitney, b. ca. 1851, Oswego Co., NY; d. 21 Feb ----, in the 28th year of his age. v. John Raymond Whitney, b. ca. 1853, Oswego Co., NY; d. 29 Apr 1895, Scriba, NY, in his 45th year; m. aft. 1880, Florence Tupper. vi. Alice Whitney, b. ca. Mar 1859, NY. Probably the same as "Clara" below; m. after 1880, Frank X. Hudd/Mudd.
1858 2121 Chester H. Whitney 34 M - Farmer $1500 N.Y. Laura B. " 28 F - " Ellen R. " 10 " - " Attended school Mahlon H. " 8 M - " Attended school Susan A. " 5 F - " Attended school Elisha " 76 M - None Conn.
207 Frame $500 223 C. H. Whitney 39 M - - Oswego 1 - 39 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - L. E. Whitney 32 F - Wife Oneida 1 - 26 - - - - - - - - Ellen Whitney 15 F - Chld Oswego - - 15 - - - - - - - - L. E. Whitney 10 F - Chld Do - - 10 - - - - - - - - H. C. Whitney 3 M - Chld Do - - 3 - - - - - - - - J. R. Whitney 2 M - Chld Do - - 2 - - - - - - - -
240 239 Christen Whitney 44 M - Farmer $1400 $350 New York Eliza " 38 F - " Ellen " 20 F - Domestic " Susan " 15 F - " " Attended school Herbert " 9 M - " " Attended school John " 7 M - " Attended school Alice " 3/12 F - "
"Christen" is a transcription error for "Chester".
310 320 Whitney, Chester 55 M W Farmer $3000 $1000 New York Male citizen over 21 Eliza 47 F W Keeping house " " Clara 10 F W " " Attended school
255 266 Allen, Warren 70 M W Physician Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Lucy 59 F W Keeping house $3000 $250 Massachusetts 278 Pierce, Lewis 25 M W Telegraph operator New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Martha 20 F W Keeping house New York -----, Snyder 13 F W Domestic Servant New York Robelin, James 20 M W Carpenter Canada Parents foreign born Whitney, John 18 M W Carpenter New York Fuller, Harriet 46 F W At home New York
Chester WHITNEY 65 Self M M W NY Farmer NY NY Eliza WHITNEY 58 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY John WHITNEY 26 Son M S W NY At Home NY NY Clara WHITNEY 19 Dau F S W NY Dressmaker NY NY