Family:Whitney, Horace Lorenzo (1845-1918)

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Horace Lorenzo Whitney (Benjamin F., Samuel), son of Benjamin F. and Maria Kemball (Edwards) Whitney, was born 22 Feb 1845 (or 8 Mar 1845), Henry Co., IL, and died 9 Jan 1918, McPherson, KS. He was buried in McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, KS.[1]

He married, 14 Oct 1867, Clover, IL, Ellen E. Cramer.[2] She was born 18 Oct 1847, IL, and died 13 Mar 1899, aged 51 years 4 months 23 days. She was buried in McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, KS.[3]

Lorenzo H. Whitney enlisted 18 Sep 1861, as a Captain of Co. D, Illinois 8th Cavalry Regiment, and was mustered out on 15 Jul 1862.

In Jul 1864, Lorenzo H. Whitney was listed in draft records as aged 19, born 8 Mar 1845, along with brother Henry, aged 17, born 4 May 1847, both farmers, both born in Illinois, both of Clover, IL. Each was subject to the draft on his 20th birthday. Lorenzo was "transferred" Mar 1865.[4]

Children of Horace Lorenzo and Ellen E. (Cramer) Whitney:

i. Elva Irene Whitney, b. 20 Jul 1868, Clover, IL; d. 10 Mar 1936, McPherson Co., KS; m. 28 Apr 1887, McPherson Co., KS, Lee Hodge.
ii. Blanche A. Whitney, b. 29 Jul 1870, Clover, IL; m. 24 Dec 1890, McPherson Co., KS, John M. Stevens.
iii. Juna G. Whitney, b. 18 Aug 1875, Galva, KS; d. Denver, CO; m. 1 Jun 1898, McPherson Co., KS, Roy Starks, b. Dec 1875.
iv. Ira B. Whitney, b. 23 Jul 1879, Galva, KS; d. Sep 1945, McPherson, KS; m. 7 Oct 1908, McPherson Co., KS, Hazel Bell Baldwin, dau. of Frank and Emma (Ledbetter) Baldwin.
v. Charles C. Whitney, b. 24 Dec 1886, Galva, KS; m. 28 Aug 1907, McPherson Co., KS, Lucretia W. Burns, dau. of John R. and Sabrina (Willsey) Burns.


157 172 Cramer, Jacob B. 50 M W Dealer in lumber $10000 $800 O. Male citizen over 21 -----, Sabrina 45 F W Keeps house Pa. -----, Lorin C. 15 M W Farm laborer Ill. Attended school -----, Nellie E. 11 F W At school " Attended school -----, Willis 9 M W " Attended school -----, Grant C. 6 M W " 173 Whitney, Horace 25 M W Farmer $450 " Male citizen over 21 -----, Ellen 22 F W Keeps house " -----, Elva I. 1 F W "

Horrace L. WHITNEY 35 Self M M W IL Farmer OH OH Ella WHITNEY 34 Wife F M W IL Keeping House OH PA Irene E. WHITNEY 12 Dau F S W IL At Home IL IL Blanche A. WHITNEY 9 Dau F S W IL At Home IL IL Juna G. WHITNEY 5 Dau F S W KS At Home IL IL Ira B. WHITNEY 11M Son M S W KS At Home IL IL

168 170 Starks, Roy Head W M Dec 1875 24 mar 2 Indiana Ohio Ohio Farmer, Rents free farm -----, Juna G. Wife W F Aug 1875 24 mar 2 1ch 1liv Kansas Illinois Illinois -----, Cleo Son W M Jul 1899 10m sgl Kansas Indiana Kansas Whitney, Horace L. FiL W M Feb 1845 55 wid Illinois New York Ohio Farm laborer -----, Charley O. BiL W M Dec 1886 13 sgl Kansas Illinois Illinois At school


  • Census records.

1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #54223510, Horace L. Whitney.

2.^  Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934, at

3.^  FindAGrave Memorial #54223510, Ella S. Whitney.

4.^  U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865, from

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