Family:Whitney, William Wilson (c1848-1923)

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William Wilson9 Whitney (Norman Knox8, Cyrus7, Lemuel6, Joshua5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Norman Knox8 and Mary (Pratt) Whitney, was born about 1848, VT, and died 20 Jan 1923, Battle Creek, MI, aged 75 years. He was buried in Bedford Cemetery, Battle Creek, MI.[1]

He married firstly, 3 Dec 1879, Calhoun Co., MI, Josephine E. Coleman. She was born Aug 1860, MI, and died after 1900.

He married secondly, about 1904, Lina M. -----. She was born 1853. She was buried in Bedford Cemetery, Battle Creek, MI.[2]

Children of William Wilson9 and Josephine E. (Coleman) Whitney, possibly incomplete:

i. Norman S.10 Whitney, b. 29 Sep 1885, Bedford, MI; d. 30 Nov 1950, Marshall, MI; m. 3 Apr 1915, Jackson, MI, Hazel Kellogg. Both were buried in Oakridge Cemetery, Marshall, MI.[3]
ii. Forest O. Whitney, b. 11 Apr 1887, Battle Creek, MI; d. after 1920, then unmarried.
iii. Ruth L. Whitney, b. 28 Aug 1893, Bedford, MI; m. 24 Nov 1920, Detroit, MI, Elmer E. Marlin.

Children of William Wilson9 and Lina M. (-----) Whitney, if any, unknown.


71 72 Neal, C. R. 36 M W Farmer $1500 $500 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Adelia 28 F W Keeping House Penn. -----, Julia 10 F W At Home Mich. Attended school -----, John 8 M W " Mich. Attended school -----, Eda J. 6 F W " Mich. Attended school -----, Hattie 1 F W " Mich. -----, Levi 80 M W " Conn. Male citizen over 21 Whitney, Daniel R. 26 M W Farmer Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, William U. 22 M W " Vermont Attended school, Male citizen over 21 Nash, Lizzy 10 F W At Home Mass. Attended school Gesler, Mary 16 F W Domestic Servant Mich.

W. William WHITTNEY 32 Self M M W VT Farmer VT VT Josephine WHITTNEY 20 Wife F M W MI Keeping House NY NY Marcell SOLOMON 21 Oth M S W MI Works On Farm NY NY

Whitney, Josaphine Head W F Aug 1860 39 wid Michigan -----, Norman Son W M Sep 1886 13 sgl Michigan -----, Forest Son W M Apr 1887 13 sgl Michigan -----, Ruth Dau W F Aug 1891 8 sgl Michigan

  • 1910, Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., MI: William Whitney, wife Lena, and son Norman.
  • 1920, Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., MI: William Whitney, wife Vena, and granddaughter Wilma.


  • Census records.

1.^  Find A Grave memorial #29386478, William W. Whitney.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #29386474, Lina M. Whitney.

3.^  Find A Grave memorial #82014707, Norman S. Whitney and Hazel Whitney.

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