Family:Whitney, Clark Marshall (1820-1901)

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Clark Marshall Whitney (Daniel), son of Daniel and Arvilla (Marsh) Whitney, was born 22 Dec 1820, Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., NY, died 20 Apr 1901, Osage, Mitchell Co., IA.

He married firstly, 13 Aug 1851, Jefferson Co., NY, Harriet R. Bennett, daughter of Oliver E. and Abigal M. (Motaling) Bennett. She was born 25 Apr 1832, NY, and died 16 May 1859, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI.

He married secondly, 3 Jul 1859, Jefferson Co., WI, Nancy Frank, parentage unknown. She was born 6 Mar 1819, NY, died 26 Oct 1905, Osage, Mitchell Co., IA.

Clark removed to Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI, when 25 years old, where he was married to Miss Harriet Bennett. In 1851, Clark and his wife Harriet sold land to Watertown Joint School District 11 where they built the Whitney School. The following year, Clark donated the burial ground to the district which came to be known as Whitney Cemetery. As reported in a 26 May 1859 Watertown Gazette article; "On the 16th inst., Mrs. Harriet Whitney, wife of C. M. Whitney, of the town of Watertown, destroyed her own life by throwing herself into Rock River and drowning . . . deliberately planned and calmly executed . . ."

In 1874 he and his 2nd wife Nancy, removed to Iowa and settled in Burr Oak, Mitchell Co. In 1894 they removed to Osage, Mitchell Co. where they resided until their deaths.

Children of Clark Marshall and Harriet R. (Bennett) Whitney:

i. Oliver D. Whitney, b. May 1855, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI; m. 1877, IA, Josephine Reed.
ii. Ida May Whitney, b. 10 Apr 1856, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI; m. 25 Dec 1878, IA, William A. Perry. She died 22 Oct 1929, Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA. He died 4 Apr 1914, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI.
iii. Irene Abigail Whitney, b. 10 Apr 1858, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI; m. 1880, probably in Osage, Mitchell Co., IA, Anthony Miller.

Census

1187 1194 C. M. Whitney 38 M - Farmer $2500 $600 New York Nancy " 42 F - " Oliver D. " 6 M - Wisconsin Attended school Ida M. " 4 F - " Irene " 2 F - "

249 267 Clark M. Whitney 49 M - Farmer $6000 $500 New York Nancy " 51 F - Keeping house " Oliver D. " 16 M - Attending school Wisconsin Ida M. " 14 F - " " " Irene " 12 F - " " "

C. M. WHITNEY 59 Self M M W NY Farmer NY NY Nancy WHITNEY 62 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY W. O. PERRY 29 SonL M M W WI Farmer WALES --- Ida M. PERRY 24 Dau F M W WI NY WI

119 117 Whitney, Clark M. 98 16 15 SE SW 64 M - m Farmer New York Whitney, Nancy " 66 F - m Keeping house "

5 5 Whitney, Clark M. 74 M W m N.Y. [Retir]ed Farmer Universalist Voter Whitney, Nancy 77 F W m N.Y. [Keepi]ng House Univeraslist Garmen, Elta 21 F W s Ill. [Do]mestic Lutheran

79 81 Whitney, Clark W. Head W M Dec 1820 80 mar 40 New York New York New York Farmer, Owns free house -----, Nancy Wife W F Mar 1819 81 mar 40 New York New York New York DuBois, James M. Brdr W M Aug 1829 71 wid Canada Eng. Rhode Island Vermont Salesman monuments

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