Family:Whitney, Melvin Russell (1839-1900)

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Melvin Russell9 Whitney (Solomon8, David7, Silas6, David5, Benjamin4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of Solomon8 and Besheba (Clow) Whitney, was born 10 Feb 1839, VT, and died 14 Oct 1900, Fort Dodge, IA, aged 61 years.[1] He was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Fort Dodge, IA.[2]

He "Maldin R." married firstly, 22 Dec 1866, Webster Co., IA, Josephine Thomas.[3] She was born about 1849, NY, and died 27 Oct 1873. She was buried in Haviland Cemetery, Fort Dodge, IA.[4]

He married secondly, 18 Jan 1876, Fort Dodge, IA, Nancy Anna Nelson. She was born Feb 1859, WI, and died 1958. She was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Fort Dodge, IA.[5]

Children of Melvin Russell9 and Josephine (Thomas) Whitney:

i. Carrie10 Whitney, b. ca. 1867, Fort Dodge, IA; m.(1) 16 Sep 1885, Fort Dodge, IA, Nick Greiveldinger, b. Milwaukee, WI, son of Christof and May (Moenye) Greiveldinger;[6] m.(2) 3 Oct 1900, Fort Dodge, IA, William M. Marker, son of Daniel and Caroline (Lydick) Marker.[7]
ii. William Whitney, b. 27 Aug 1872, IA; d. 7 Feb 1902, IN; bur. Forest Lawn Cemetery, Three Oaks, MI;[8] m. 24 Dec 1895, Fort Dodge, IA, Clarabell Agnes Starr, b. Oct 1877, Rolling Prairie, IN, dau. of Theron Prentiss and Mary (Hayes) Starr.[9] She m.(2) 21 Apr 1906, La Porte Co., IN, Henry Burkhart, son of Jacob and Sophia (Holm) Burkhart.[10] Children:
a. Russell11 Whitney, b. 1 Mar 1897, MI; d. 19 Jun 1936, Baltimore, MD; bur. Forest Lawn Cemetery, Three Oaks, MI.[11]
b. Ruth Evon Whitney, b. 18 Jul 1898, Michigan City, IN; m.(1) 25 Nov 1918, Elkhart, IN, Michael Vincent Carpenter, b. 31 Jan 1897, Brookfield, MO, son of A. B. and Minnie (Rickel) Carpenter;[12] m.(2) bef. 1940, Leonard Jesse Niles; m.(3) 25 Oct 1950, Elkhart, IN, Henry Mangus, b. 29 Mar 1885, Marshall Co., IN, son of Aaron and Sarah (Hildebrand) Mangus.[13]
c. Ruby Whitney, b. Feb 1900, IN; m. 25 May 1923, Edwardsburg, MI, Perry Laymon, b. ca. 1899, IN, son of John and ----- (Hill) Laymon.[14]

Children of Melvin Russell9 and Anna (Nelson) Whitney:

iii. Ray M.10 Whitney, b. ca. 1879, IA; d. 21 Jul 1912, Dubuque, IA, aged 33;[15] m. 3 Jul 1902, Fort Dodge, IA, Lizzie Esch, b. ca. 1877, dau. of Peter and Catherine (Burlage) Esch.[16]
iv. Zella Whitney, b. 16 Aug 1880; d. 26 Feb 1900; bur. Oakland Cemetery, Fort Dodge, IA.[17]

Census

59 54 Wm. S. Cheney 48 M - Hotel Keeper $1000 $500 Connecticut Sarah A. " 38 F - New York John C. Cheeney 21 M - Stage Driver $500 $100 " Edwin B. " 9 " - Ohio Attended school Melvin Whitney 21 " - Stage Driver Vermont

2 2 Whitney, M. R. 28 M W Restaurant $2000 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Josephine 21 F W New York -----, Carrie 2 F W Iowa Stanton, Maggie 18 F W House Keeper New York Thomas, Wm. 20 M W Clerk in Store "

Melvin R. WHITNEY 42 Self M M W VT Transfer Wagon VT VT Nancy A. WHITNEY 25 Wife F M W WI Keeping House ENG KS Clara WHITNEY 11 Dau F S W IA At Home VT WI William WHITNEY 8 Son M S W IA VT WI Ray WHITNEY 1 Dau F S W IA VT WI Phebe NELSON 19 Sis F W WI ENG KS

260 266 Whitney, Milvern Head W M Feb 1840 60 mar 24 Vermont Vermont Vermont Merchant, Owns free house -----, Anna Wife W F Feb 1855 45 mar 24 4ch 2liv Wisconsin England England -----, Ray Son W M Oct 1879 20 sgl Iowa Vermont Wisconsin Day laborer

33 37 Whitney, William Head W M Aug 1873 26 mar 5 Iowa Vermont New York Blacksmith, Rents house -----, [?Clara?] Wife W F Oct 1877 22 mar 5 3ch 3liv Indiana Ohio Michigan -----, [?Russell?] Son W M Mar 1897 3 sgl Michigan Iowa Indiana -----, [?Ruth?] Dau W F Jul 1898 1 sgl Indiana Iowa Indiana -----, [?Ruby?] Dau W F Feb 1900 3m sgl Indiana Iowa Indiana

  • 1905 State, Dyersville, Dubuque Co., IA: Anna Whitney, 50, widow, b. WI; living in family of son Ray, daughter-in-law Lizzie, and grandson Earl.
  • 1910, Dubuque Ward 5, Dubuque Co., IA: Anna Whitney, lodger, 56, widow, b. WI.
  • 1915 State, Webster Co., IA: Anna Whitney, 62, widow, b. WI.
  • 1920, Duncombe, Washington Township, Webster Co., IA: Anna Whitney, head, 66, widow, b. WI.
  • 1930, Washington, Webster Co., IA: Anna Whitney, head, 75, widow, b. WI.
  • 1940, Duncombe, Washington Township, Webster Co., IA: Anna Whitney, head, 85, widow, b. WI.

References

  • Census records.

1.^  Iowa Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990, at FamilySearch.org.

2.^  FindAGrave Memorial #80036740, Malcolm Russell Whitney.

3.^  Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992, at FamilySearch.org.

4.^  FindAGrave Memorial #140599801, Josephine Whitney.

5.^  FindAGrave Memorial #80036740, Nancy Ann Whitney.

6.^  Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992, at FamilySearch.org.

7.^  Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992, at FamilySearch.org.

8.^  FindAGrave Memorial #130196712, William Whitney.

9.^  Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992, at FamilySearch.org.

10.^  Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992, at FamilySearch.org.

11.^  FindAGrave Memorial #130196711, Russell T. Whitney.

12.^  Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, at FamilySearch.org.

13.^  Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, at FamilySearch.org.

14.^  Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925, at FamilySearch.org.

15.^  Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992, at FamilySearch.org.

16.^  Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934, at FamilySearch.org.

17.^  FindAGrave Memorial #80036782, Zella Whitney.


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