Family:Whitney, Luther (1841-1914)

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Luther8 Whitney (Joseph7, Palmer6, Joseph5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1), son of Joseph7 and Sophronia (Taylor) Whitney, was born 7 Dec 1841, near Campton (now Wasco), Kane County, IL,[1] and died 4 Dec 1914, Hopkins, Nodaway Co., MO.[2]

He married, 18 Nov 1865, Thomson, Carroll Co., IL, Ellen Augusta Willey,[3] daughter of Alonzo and Tryphena (Barber) Willey. She was born 15 Mar 1843, near Java Village, Wyoming Co., NY,[4] and died 3 Sep 1926, Hopkins, Nodaway Co., MO.[5]

Luther and Ellen were second cousins. They were related through their common ancestors, Joseph and Lydia (Miller) Barber.

Luther was a farmer and served during the war in the 92nd Illinois Regiment, was wounded and had a pension; resided York Twp, Carroll Co., IL, and Hopkins, Nodaway Co., MO.

Children of Luther8 and Ellen Augusta (Willey) Whitney:

i. Frank9 Whitney, b. 23 Jan 1868; m. his first cousin, Lucy Ethel Whitney.
ii. Everett Whitney, b. 18 May 1870; m. Alma Armedia Nixon.
iii. Fay W. Whitney, b. 24 Jul 1885; m. Bess M. Burch.


193 193 Whitney, Luther 28 M W Farmer $1000 $600 Illinois Male citizen over 21 " Ellen 26 F W New York " Frank 2 M W Illinois " Infant 1/12 M W Illinois Born May

Luthar WHITNEY 38 Self M M W IL Farming NH NY Ella WHITNEY 36 Wife F M W NY Keeping House VT NY Franklin WHITNEY 12 Son M S W IL At School IL NY Everett WHITNEY 10 Son M S W IL At School IL NY


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

2.^  [Death Certificate]

3.^  [Marriage Record]

4.^  [Obit.]

5.^  [Death Certificate]

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