Family:Whitney, Frank Willis (1847-1876)

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Frank Willis8 Whitney (James Henry7, Jonathan W.6, Isaac5, Benjamin4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of James Henry7 and Charlotte W. (Weymouth), was born 17 Jan 1847, Monson, ME,[1] and died 31 Jan 1876, New York City, NY.[2] He was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.[3]

He married, 18 Nov 1869, Brooklyn, NY , Irena J. Butler, daughter of Henry D. and Betsey Butler. She was born 20 Aug 1848, New York City, NY, and died, 25 Jan 1882 in Kings Co., NY. Irena was buried with her parents in Bridgeport, CT.

Children of Frank Willis8 and Irena J. (Butler) Whitney:

i. Bessie Farcher9 Whitney, b. 24 Jun 1870, Brooklyn, NY; d. 16 Jun 1886; bur. Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.[4]
ii. Charlotte Eva Whitney, b. 15 Jun 1872, Brooklyn, NY; d. Aug 1873; bur. Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.[5]
iii. Edith W. Whitney, twin, b. 28 Dec 1874, Brooklyn, NY; d. Jul 1875, bur. 13 Jul 1875, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.[6]
iv. Ethel B.Whitney, twin, b. 28 Dec 1874, Brooklyn, NY; d. Jul 1875, bur. 17 Jul 1875, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY .[7]


This project [the search for the ancestry of Frank Willis Whitney] was inspired in the year 2006 by my year-long conversation with Mrs. Phyllis Sommer. She was an inspired octogenarian genealogist who had in her possession the bible of Frank Willis Whitney and Irene J. Butler. We spent the year trying to discover the identity of Frank Willis Whitney, to no avail. Phyllis passed away on 30 Oct 2013, age 90. I’m sure she would be amused by the irony of discovering Frank’s parents and grandparents, but still not being able to link them to the family. -- Ken Whitney. [Link to the family now found! -- Robert Ward.]


Sidney R. BENNETT 41 Self M W W NY Dealer In Cotton Goods NY NY Addie W. BENNETT 12 Dau F S W CT NY NY Irene J. WHITNEY 32 Oth F W W NY House Keeper CT CT Bessie WHITNEY 10 Oth F S W NY ME NY Betty WHITNEY 44 Oth F M B VA Servant VA VA


  • Census records.

1.^  Vital Records of Monson, ME.

2.^  NY, Death Index, 1862-1948 & NY Deaths, Newspaper Extracts, 1801-1910;

3.^  FindAGrave Memorial #57230710, Frank W. Whitney.

4.^  FindAGrave Memorial #57230639, Bessie F. Whitney.

5.^  FindAGrave Memorial #57230656, Charlotte E. Whitney.

6.^  FindAGrave Memorial #57230665, Edith W. Whitney.

7.^  FindAGrave Memorial #57230690, Ethel B. Whitney.

Copyright © 2014, 2015, Kenneth L. Whitney, Robert L. Ward, and the Whitney Research Group.

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