Family:Whitney, Willis E. (1848-1925)

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Willis E.8 Whitney (Elias7, William E.6, John5, (poss.)Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Elias7 and Clarissa (Huff) Whitney, was born 1848, IL, and died 1925, Tipton, NE.

He married firstly circa 1875, Mary Ella Glidden, daughter of John William and Mary (Blanchard) Glidden. She was born 13 Mar 1855, ME, and died 8 Mar 1928, El Paso Co., CO. They divorced circa 1888, Tipton, NE. She married secondly Darius Thomas Whitney and they removed to KS.

He married secondly, 1 May 1905, Lancaster Co., NE, Jennie Finney, parentage unknown. She was born 1863, IA, and died 1953, possibly Cass Co., NE. They had no children.

Marriage and divorce records have not been located for Willis and Mary Ella (Glidden) Whitney. This coupled with the fact that Mary married secondly an individual with the same surname of Whitney makes it difficult to identify with certainty the biological father of the children born surrounding the divorce. It assumed that Willis is the father of the children born in NE and the Darius Thomas is the father of the children born in KS.

Children of Willis E.8 and Mary (Glidden) Whitney: (See note above)

i. George Willis9 Whitney, b. 14 Jan 1877, Tipton, NE; m.(1) 17 Sep 1904, Dodge City, KS, Emma Salisbury/Frick; m.(2) 21 May 1913, Washington Co., AR, Cora Earhart; m.(3) 15 Jun 1918, Benton Co., AR, O. Eliza "Lizzie" (Bradley) Reed; m.(4) 30 Nov 1923, Washington Co., AR, Hassey M. Bradley; m.(5) 19 Aug 1933, Sebastian Co., AR, Lola Morgan
ii. John Whitney, b. ca. 1880, Tipton, NE.
iii. Maude Ella Whitney, b. 8 Mar 1882, Sharon Springs, KS.
iv. Don Thomas Whitney, b. 31 Jul 1885, Tipton, NE; m. 14 Apr 1912, Maie Estella Brewster.


291 299 Clarissa Whitney 26 F N.Y. Josephine Whitney 4 F Iowa Willis Whitney 1 M Ill.

770 748 John Loreg 48 M - Farmer $1200 $500 Hannover Clarance " 36 F - N.Y. Mary " 4 F - Iowa Ida " 2 F - do Willis Whitney 11 M - Ill. Attended school

Willis WHITNEY 31 Self M M W IL Farmer NY NY Mary WHITNEY 24 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME George WHITNEY 2 Son M S W NE IL ME John WHITNEY 4M Son M S W NE IL ME John HANSEN 20 Oth M W DENMARK Works On Farm DENMARK DENMARK

202 203 Whitney, Willis Head W M Mar 1840 60 div Maine Ohio Ohio Farmer, Owns farm

  • 1910, Tipton, Cass Co., NE
  • 1920, Tipton, Cass Co., NE
  • 1930, Tipton, Cass Co., NE (Widow Jeannie)


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