Family:Whitney, Warner Spencer (1839-1912)

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Warner Spencer8 Whitney alias Warner Spencer (John Rodman7, William6, Thomas5, William4, William3, Joshua2, John1), son of John Rodman7 and Sallie (Spencer) Whitney, was born 15 Aug 1839 (twin), prob. in York, Medina Co., OH, and died 29 Dec 1912, Oak Park, IL.

He changed his name to Warren Spencer.

He married, 10 Dec 1864, Naomi Waite of Wellington, daughter of Levi O. and Sarah (Randall) Waite. She was born about 1838, VT, and died 3 Feb 1911, Cheshire, MI.

He was raised by Sylvia Spencer (either grandmother or else only a foster grandmother), in Camden, where she bought a ten acre farm in 1842 and which Warner Spencer sold in 1863. Warner took the name of Spencer and was ever afterward known by it. He moved to Michigan in 1866.

Children of Warner and Naomi (Waite) Spencer:

i. George W. Spencer, b. ca. 1866, OH; d. 1897; m. 25 Oct 1887, Allegan, MI, Electa Woodden.
ii. Amy Nett Spencer, b. Mar 1872, MI; m. 25 Dec 1892, Albert H. Flanegan.


676 680 Sylvia Frances 62 F - Vermont Warner Whitney 11 M - Ohio Elnathan Smith 12 M - N.Y. Attended school

230 229 Spencer, Warner 30 M W Farmer $1800 $366 Ohio Male citizen over 21 -----, Naomi 32 F W Keeping house Vermont -----, George 4 M W At home Ohio

This was his son Warner, who had changed his surname to Spencer.

  • 1880, Cheshire, Allegan Co., MI: William W. Spencer, 40, wife Naoma A., 43, son George W., 14, and daughter Amy N., 8


  • Census records.

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