Family:Whitney, Frank Willy "Whit" (1868-1951)

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Frank9 Willy "Whit" Whitney (Luther8, Joseph7, Palmer6, Joseph5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1), son of Luther8 and Ellen Augusta (Willey) Whitney, was born 23 Jan 1868, near Thomson, Carroll Co., IL,[1] and died 14 Dec 1951, Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO.[2]

He married, 17 Dec 1896, Clinton Co., IA, Lucy Ethel9 Whitney,[3] daughter of Alonzo8 and Lucina (French) Whitney. She was born 14 mar 1873,[4] prob. Ustick Twp., Whiteside Co., IL, and died 11 Dec 1943, Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO.[5]

Frank and Lucy were first cousins, related through their common ancestors, Joseph and Sophronia (Taylor) Whitney. They moved to Hopkins, MO, shortly after they married in 1896.

Frank served as custodian of the Hopkins Public School for 37 years.

Children of Frank Willy9 "Whit" and Lucy Ethel9 (Whitney) Whitney:

i. Ruth W. Whitney, b. 17 Jun 1897, Hopkins, MO; d. 5 Nov 1967, Maryville, MO; m.(1) Earl Cook; divorced; m.(2) 1927, Ivan Reese.
ii. Gilbert Luther Whitney, b. 6 Oct 1898, Hopkins, MO; d. 31 Aug 1985, Maryville, MO; m. 1927, Elda Garrard.
iii. Georgia Mae Whitney, b. 8 Jul 1902, Hopkins, MO; d. 19 Jun 1986, Paris, North San Diego Co., CA.
iv. Frances R. Whitney, b. 18 Sep 1906, Hopkins, MO; d. 31 Jan 1907.
v. Lawrence W. Whitney, b. 3 May 1909, Hopkins, MO; d. 20 May 1910, Hopkins, MO.
vi. Lester Frank Whitney, b. 25 Nov 1911, Hopkins, MO; d. 28 Feb 1992, Bertrand, Phelps Co., NE; m. 28 Apr 1944, Rosella Tanner.


1.^  ["Genealogical Notes on the Whitney, Willey/Willie and Kellogg Families", Gary E. Swinson, Torrance, CA, 1987. ]

2.^  [Obit.]

3.^  Ibid.

4.^  [Obit.]

5.^  Ibid.

Copyright © 2008, 2009, Gary Swinson, Robert L. Ward, and the Whitney Research Group.

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