Family:Whitney, George Washington (1853-1910)

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George Washington2 Whitney, son of Thomas1 and Ruth A. (-----) Whitney, possibly adopted by Asa8 and Rhoda (Blaisdell) Whitney, was born about 22 Feb 1853, Dixfield, ME, and died 30 Nov 1910, Auburn, ME, aged 57 years 9 months 8 days.

He "of Auburn" married, 29 Jul 1879, Auburn, ME, Clara Lillian Sturtevant "of Lewiston".[1] She was born about 1858, ME, and died after 1910.

Children of George Washington2 and Clara Lillian (Sturtevant) Whitney:

i. Elmer3 Whitney, b. ca. 1884, ME; d. after 1910.
ii. (poss.) Alton L. Whitney, b. ca. 1887, Auburn, ME; d. after 1910; m. Catherine C. -----.
iii. Walter Leslie Whitney, b. 4 Nov 1889, Auburn, ME; d. after 1930; m. 1 Jan 1916, Lewiston, ME, Annie Spaulding.
iv. Rosie Whitney, b. ca. 1892, ME; d. after 1910.
v. Lillian Pearl Whitney, b. 31 Aug 1898, Auburn, ME; m. 12 Jun 1920, Auburn, ME, George Kove.
vi. Helen Methyl Whitney, b. 6 Jan 1902, Auburn, ME; m. 18 May 1918, Portland, ME, Herbert A. Pineo.


The 1880 census says both parents were born in Maine. The 1910 census says his father was born in England, and his mother in Maine. His death record says his father Thomas Whitney was born in England, and his mother Ruth A. Whitney in Boston, MA.


54 58 Asa Whitney 58 M - Farmer $650 $200 Mass. Rhoda Whitney 53 F - Maine Francis " 13 M - Do Attended school George Whitney 7 M - Do Attended school

239 320 Staples, Alfred 46 M W Farmer $3000 $1000 Me. Male citizen over 21 " Margarette 44 F W Keeping house Me. " Emma 14 F W Me. Attended school " Edward 14 M W Me. Attended school " Lizzie 4 F W Me. Tarshley, Abigail 69 F W Me. Whitney, George 18 M W Me.

Geo. WHITNEY 27 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Lillian C. WHITNEY 22 Wife F M W ME Housekeeping ME ME Lillian E. KNOWLTON 15 Oth F S W ME Servant ME ME

  • 1900, not found
  • 1910, Auburn, Androscoggin Co., ME.
  • 1920, not found
  • 1930, Auburn, Androscoggin Co., ME: son Walter L. found.


  • Census records.

1.^  "George W. Whitney of Auburn and Miss Clara Sturtivant of Lewiston, [married] 29 July 1879," according to Auburn, Maine, Vital Records.

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