Family:Whitney, Melvin Higley (1856-1941)

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Melvin Higley9 Whitney (William Elisha8, Arvy7, Elisha6, Ephraim5, Zachariah4, Ebenezer3, Richard2, John1), son of [Family:Whitney, William Elisha (1827-1911)|William Elisha8 and Mary Charlotte (Higley) Whitney]], was born 10 Aug 1856, Camden, OH, and died 1941. He was buried in Springfield Township Cemetery, Holland, OH.[1]

He married, 18 Jul 1877, Erie, MI, Ida May Walker.[2] They must have been divorced. She married secondly, 7 Sep 1898, Lorain Co., OH, T. Truman Holcomb,[3] who was born 1855, died 1932, and was buried in Springfield Township Cemetery, Holland, OH.[4]

Children of Melvin Higley9 and Ida May (Walker) Whitney:

i. Edith10 Whitney, b. ca. 1879, OH.
ii. Ethel May Whitney, b. 6 Feb 1886, Wellington, OH; d. 26 Oct 1979; m.(1) 7 May 1908, Montgomery Co., OH, Frank Riley, son of James W. and Sarah (-----) Riley;[5] m.(2) 26 Dec 1950, Howell, MI, Irving William Shelters.
iii. (child) Whitney.


Melvin H. WHITNEY 23 Self M M W OH Laborer NY OH May WHITNEY 23 Wife F M W OH Keeping House OH OH Edith WHITNEY 1 Dau F S W OH OH OH

5 5 Holcomb, T. T. Head W M Nov 1855 44 mar 1 Ohio Ohio New York Farmer, Rents farm -----, May I. Wife W F Nov 1856 43 mar 1 2ch 2liv Ohio New York Ohio -----, Frank M. Son W M Oct 1880 19 sgl Iowa Ohio Ohio Farm laborer -----, Un-named Dau W F May 1900 0m sgl Iowa Ohio Ohio -----, Hannah M. Moth W F May 1831 69 wid 6ch 2liv New York Connecticut Connecticut Whitney, Ethel M. Sdau W F Feb 1886 14 sgl Ohio Ohio Ohio At school


  • Census records.

1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #28287439, Ida Mae Holcomb.

2.^  Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925, at

3.^  Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013, at

4.^  FindAGrave Memorial #28287442, T. Truman Holcomb.

5.^  Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013, at

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