Family:Widney, John Johnston (1838-1886)

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John Johnston3 Widney (John2, John1), son of John2 and Mary (Henderson) Widney, was born 20 May 1838, Washington, OH, and died 31 Aug 1886, Lisbon, IL.

He married, 15 Mar 1869, New Lenox, Will Co., IL, Emily A. Van Duser, daughter of George W. and Elmina (Mellen) Van Duser. She was born 28 Jul 1842, New Lenox, IL, and died 10 Sep 1915.

Both are buried in Aux Sable Cemetery, Minooka, IL.

Obituary:

Died, at the old Widney homestead, in Lisbon Township, Kendall county, on Tuesday, August 31, 1886, John J. Widney, aged 49 years, 3 months and 11 days.
Mr. Widney removed from Miami county, Ohio, with his fathers family in 1845 and had since lived on the same farm and in the same house where the family settled when they first came to the State. He was widely known and respected and his death will be mourned by a large circle of friends. He leaves a widow and three children in comfortable circumstances.
Deceased was a brother of Mr. George Widney, of Morris. The cause of his death was complicated bowel difficulty and he suffered greatly from Saturday morning, when he was taken sick, until the time of his death.
Mr. Widney was a member of Blaney Commandery, No. 5, Knights Templar, and the funeral was conducted with the solemn and impressive ceremonies of this order from his late residence on Thursday forenoon at 10:20. The remains were laid at rest in the Walley cemetery.

Children of John Johnston3 and Emily (Van Duser) Widney:

i. Rachel Eleanor4 Widney, b. 17 Mar 1870, White Willow, IL; d. 3 Nov 1922, Joliet, IL; bur. Aux Sable Cemetery, Minooka, IL; m. 17 Dec 1890, Kendall Co., IL, John Edwin Heap.
ii. May Elmine Widney, b. 22 Feb 1873, White Willow, IL; d. 6 Apr 1904, Grundy Co., IL; m. 22 Feb 1892, White Willow, IL, William Edward Mattison.
iii. John Van Duser Widney, b. 2 Apr 1877, White Willow, IL; d. 22 Jun 1878, White Willow, IL.
iv. George Jay Widney, b. 6 Sep 1880, White Willow, IL; d. after 1930, Boyer Twp., Crawford Co., IA; m. 15 Feb 1905, Dunlop, Harrison Co., IA, Alice Carrie Dunham.

Census

32 31 John Widney 48 M - Farmer $800 Pa. Mary 48 F - " Thomas 23 M - Ohio Joseph 20 M - " Margaret 17 F - " George 15 M - " Johnson 11 " - " Mary 8 F - Ohio John 21 M - N.Y. Elijah 30 " - England Mary 12 F - Norway

1103 1045 John Widney 57 M - Farmer 11000 1530 Penn. Mary 57 F - do Joseph 29 M - Ohio George 23 M - do John 21 M - do Attended school Elizabeth 18 F - do Attended school Mary Patric 35 F - Ireland Thos. Hall 18 M - Farmhand Ill. Attended school

174 166 Widney, John 31 M W Farmer $15000 $3000 Ohio Male citizen over 21 -----, Emely 28 F W Keeps house Illinois -----, Rachel 6/12 F W " Born in Dec -----, John 68 M W Retired farmer Penn. Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 68 F W Wife "

99 101 Wedney, John T. W M 41 -- mar Farmer Ohio Pa. Pa. " Emily W F 38 Wife mar K. House Ills. N.Y. Va. " Ella W F 10 Dau sgl At Home " Ohio Ills. Attended school " May W F 7 " sgl " " " " " Attended school " Katy W F 16 Niec sgl " " " " Ct. Attended school " Waly W M 14 Niec sgl " " " " " Attended school Karaney, Richard W M 22 Srvt sgl Farm Hand N.Y.

References

  • Census records.
  • Ancestry World Tree at Ancestry.com.

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