Family:Whitney, Dewey Edward (1898-1944)

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Dewey Edward10 Whitney (Rollin E.9, William Porter8, Oliver7, Joshua6, Caleb5, Jonathan4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Rollin E.9 Whitney and Rhoda (Herrick) Whitney, was born 25 Mar 1898, Indianapolis, IN, and died 8 Apr 1944, Rochester, NY.

He married, May 1925, Rochester, NY, Veda Leola Tiffany, daughter of Arthur L. and Ella Frances (Wright) Tiffany. She was born Jul 1908, Bloomfield, MY, and died 10 Jan 1968, Rochester, NY.

Dewey Edward Whitney was born on 25 Mar 1898 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA as the fourth child of Rollin E. Whitney and Rhoda Herrick. He had five siblings, namely: Walter R., (Daughter), Leon Clifford, Alvin F., and Leona M.. He died on 8 Apr 1944 in Rochester, NY (Suicide). When he was 27, he married Veda Leola Tiffany, daughter of Arthur L. Tiffany and Ella Frances (Wright) Tiffany, in May 1925 in Rochester, NY.

His cause of death was Death - Suicide in Rochester, NY. Race: (White) He lived in Hammond, IN, in 1900 (Age: 3; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son). He lived in Guymon, OK, in 1910 (Age: 12; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son). He lived in Allegany, NY between 1917-1918 (Age: 19). He lived in Farmersville, NY on 12 Sep 1918. He lived in Rushford, NY in 1920 (Age: 21; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son). He lived in Rochester, NY on 01 Jun 1925 (Age: 28; Relation to Head of House: Son). He was employed as a Railway Shipping Supervisor in 1930 per Census in Rochester, NY. He was buried on 11 Apr 1944 in Rochester, NY (Mt. Hope Cemetery). There is no Headstone, however, a marker grave was utilized.

Following a thorough research it would be conclusive that Dewey was a definite family man and retained good jobs when young, despite the suicide. Up to his death - there were many articles in the local newspaper (hometown of his wife) indicating; family gatherings, parties, picnics, etc. The 2 years prior to his death, he in fact lost loved ones and close relations. I believe this was one of the causes.

Children of Dewey Edward10 and Veda Leola (Tiffany) Whitney:

i. Marilyn May11 Whitney, b. 14 Aug 1926, Rochester, NY; d. 3 Apr 2009 in Sodus, NY; m. Kenneth Howard Dement.
ii. Donald E. Whitney, b. 11 Jul 1928, Rochester, NY; d. 3 Oct 1989, 3 Oct 1989 in Honolulu, HI; m. Joan Milne.
iii. Walter Arthur Whitney, b. 1 Mar 1930, Rochester, NY; m. Mary -----.
iv. Robert Emmett Whitney, b. 26 Apr 1932, Rochester, NY; d. 31 Dec 1993, Rochester, NY; m. 23 Jun 1956, Rochester, NY, Ruby Joyce Fleig.
v. Kenneth R. Whitney, b. 2 Apr 1934, Rochester, NY; m. 15 May 1955, Van Buren, ME, Theresa Cote.
vi. William Earl Whitney, b. 27 Jan 1936, Rochester, NY; d. 14 Jun 2016, Avon, NY; m. 20 Jul 1957, Rochester, NY, Carol Smith.
vii. George Whitney, b. 22 Jul 1944, Rochester, NY; d. 16 Jan 2007, Rochester, NY; m. Linda Knopp.
viii. Neta Whitney, b. 22 Jul 1944, Rochester, NY; m. Roger Ranney.

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