Family:Whitney, Joseph B. (1844-1917)

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Joseph B. Whitney (John Franklin, James), son of John Franklin and Sarah (Nokes) Whitney, was born 31 Mar 1844, IL, and died 2 Dec 1917, St. Cloud, Stearns, MN.

He married 2 Mar 1876, Stearns County, MN, Anna S. Winslow, daughter of Benjamin H. and Elizabeth W. (Goss) Winslow.[1] She was born 18 June 1858, ME, and died 24 May 1907, Stearns County, MN.

Joseph was living with his family in Brown County, IL, 1850, and Menard County, IL, 1860. Can't find him in 1870, but in 1880 he was in Maine Prairie, Stearns, MN, with his wife Anna and their 3 yr old daughter, Eva. 1890 Veterans Schedule he is in Maine Prairie, Stearns, MN, and it says he was a private in F1 Illinois Cav. for 6mo, E33 (pension file index card says E 133) Inf. for 4mo, and B11 Cav. for 6mo. In 1900 he and his family are still in Maine Prairie and his children include Benjamin F., b. Feb 1881, Estel E., b. Jul 1884, Ray N., b. Mar 1891, Jessie M., b. May 1895, and Myrna, b. Sep 1899 . . . . Also in the household is daughter Ava A. Borning, b. Oct 1878 and her husband Albert Borning, b. Apr 1873. By 1910 Joseph's wife Anna has died and he is living in her sister, Celestia Cossairt's household as a boarder. Joseph's death certificate has his father as John F Whitney, b. New York state and mother as Sarrah Noakes, b. Illinois. He died at St. Raphael's Hospital in St. Cloud, Stearns, MN, 2 Dec 1917 from General Intoxication from chronic cystitis. Birth date on the death certificate says 31 Mar 1844, Illinois, he was a retired farmer. He is buried in Maine Prairie.

1875 Minnesota State Census

Joseph Whitney is living with his future father in law in Maine Prairie, Stearns , Minnesota

B H Winslow 41, male, white, born Me, father Me, mother Me
B W Winslow 40, female, white, born Me, father Me, mother Me
Anna Winslow 18, female, white, born Me, father Me, mother Me
Addie Winslow 16, female, white, born Minn , father Me, mother Me
Ulysses Winslow 13, male white, born Minn , father Me, mother Me
Leora Winslow 11, female, white, born Minn , father Me, mother Me
Celestia Winslow 6, female, white, born Minn , father Me, mother Me
Joseph Whitney 31, male, white, born Ill , father Vt, mother Vt
Fred Winslow 19, male, white, born Me, father Me, mother Me

1885 Minnesota State Census

In Maine Prairie, Stearns , Minnesota

Joseph Whitney 42, male, white, born Ill
Anna Whitney 28, female, white, born Me
A M Whitney 7, female, white, Minn
B F Whitney 4, male, white, Minn
Ette (believe this is their son Estel Ephram) E Whitney 10/12, male, white, Minn

1895 Minnesota State Census

In Maine Prairie, Stearns , Minnesota

J B Whitney 59, male, white, born Ill, how long a resident of this state 21 yrs, how long a resident of this enumeration district 20 yrs 6 mo, farmer
Ann S Whitney 37, female, white, born Maine
A A Whitney 17, female, white, born Minn
Ben. F Whitney 14, male, white, born Minn
Estell E Whitney 10, male, white, born Minn
Ray N Whitney 5, male, white, born Minn
J M Whitney 1-12, female, white, born Minn

1905 Minnesota State Census

Maine Prairie, Stearns , Minnesota

Joseph B Whitney, street or avenue, or number rural free delivery Kimball, male, 61, white, born Illinois, father New York, mother Vermont, how long state resident 32 yrs, how long district resident 32 yrs
Anna S Whitney, female, 48, white, born Maine, father Maine, mother Maine, state 47 yrs, district 47 yrs
Benjamin F Whitney, 24, white, born Minn , father Illinois , mother Maine
Estel E Whitney, male, 21, white, born Minn , father Illinois , mother Maine
Ray N Whitney, male, 15, white, born Minn , father Illinois , mother Maine
Jessie M Whitney, female, 10, white, born Minn , father Illinois , mother Maine
Letha M Whitney, female, 6, white, born Minn , father Illinois , mother Maine

The death certificate for Joseph B Whitney has the following information. State of Minnesota... Place of Death, County: Stearns City: St. Cloud St. Raphaels Hospital; Full Name: Joseph B Whitney; Sex: Male; Color or Race: White; Widowed; Date of Birth: March 31, 1844; Age 73 yrs. 8 mos. 1 ds.; Occupation: Retired Farmer; Birthplace: Ill; Father's name: John F Whitney; Birthplace of Father: New York State; Maiden Name of Mother: Sarrah Noakes; Birthplace of Mother: Ill; Informant: Ray N Whitney, Christal, ND; Filed: Dec 3, 1917; Date of Death: Dec 2, 1917; Cause of Death: General intoxication from chronic cystitis; Place of Burial or Removal: Maine Prairie; Date of Burial: Dec 4th 1917

Obituary from the St. Cloud Daily Times May 27, 1907 p. 3--

THE DEATH OF MRS. ANN WHITNEY
Of Kimball Followed Stroke of Apoplexy; Was Old Resident Of County

Mr. and Mrs. S.G. Stickney returned from Kimball where they went to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. Ann Whitney, a sister of Mrs. Stickney, who died Friday evening following a stroke of apoplexy. The deceased was the wife of J. B. Whitney and she lived at Kimball since 1858. She was 60 years of age and was born at Bangor, Me. She moved to this country with her parents when but a young girl and has ever since made her home at Kimball. The deceased is survived by her husband and six children. The children are: Mrs. Ava Bouring (note: Borning in other records), and Benjamin, Estel, Ray, Jessie and Murno Whitney. She was a member of the Old Settlers' Association and had been an attendant at its annual gatherings for many years.

Death notices for Joseph B Whitney

St. Cloud Daily Times Mon., Dec 3, 1917 p. 5

WELL KNOWN KIMBALL MAN DIED YESTERDAY
The death of Jos. B. Whitney occurred yesterday afternoon at St. Raphael's hospital. Mr. Whitney was born in New York State in 1844 and later moved to Kimball, Minn. He is survived by one son, Ray, who resides at Crystal, North Dakota. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed. (note: he did have other children living at this time)

Daily Journal Press Mon., Dec 3, 1917 p. 4

JOS. B. WHITNEY DIED AT HOSPITAL SUNDAY
OLD RESIDENT OF KIMBALL DEAD AFTER SHORT ILLNESS- REMAINS TO KIMBALL.
Jos. B. Whitney, age 73 years, died Sunday afternoon at 4:30 at St. Raphael's hospital following a short illness. Complications due to advanced age was the cause of death. Mr. Whitney resided at Kimball for many years and was well known in that section. He is a brother of Mrs. S. G. Stickney (note: should be brother-in-law) formerly of this city. A son, Ray N. Whitney, resides at Christle, N.D. The remains will be shipped to Kimball, but no definite arrangements have been made as to the day of the funeral.

Children of Joseph B. and Anna S. (Winslow) Whitney:

i. Ava A. Whitney, b. Oct 1878, Stearns Co., MN; m. 24 Jan 1899, Albert W. Borning.
ii. Benjamin Franklin Whitney, b. 17 Feb 1881, Stearns Co., MN; d. 27 Jan 1963, Crow Wing County, MN.
iii. Estel Ephram Whitney, b. 20 Jul 1884, Stearns Co., MN; m.(1) Mabel U. Johnson; m.(2) Elizabeth "Bessie" Williams; m.(3) Georgina Winn Gheen.
iv. Ray Newman Whitney, b. 12 Mar 1890, Stearns Co., MN.
v. Jessie M. Whitney, b. May 1895, Stearns Co., MN.; d. 8 Jan 1962, Los Angeles, CA; m. about 1915, Arby Eugene Brockway.
vi. Myrna Whitney, b. Sep 1899, Stearns Co., MN.

Census

Joseph WHITNEY 35 Self M M W IL Farmer NY NY Anna WHITNEY 23 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Eva WHITNEY 3 Dau F S W MN IL ME

Whitney, Joseph B. Head W M -----, Anna Wife W F -----, Benjamin F. Son W M Feb 1881 19 sgl -----, Estel E. Son W M Jul 1884 15 sgl -----, Ray N. Son W M Mar 1891 9 sgl -----, Jessie M. Dau W F May 1895 5 sgl -----, Myrna Dau W F Sep 1899 9m sgl Borning, Ava A. Dau W F Oct 1878 21 mar -----, Albert SiL W M Apr 1873 27 mar

References

  • Census
  • Death Certificates
  • Obituaries
  • Joseph B. Whitney's Civil War Pension File

1.^  Marriage Certificate #27991568 (married in Stearns county, Minnesota)


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