Family:Widney, Joseph Pomeroy (1841-1938)

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Joseph Pomeroy3 Widney (Wilson2, John1, JamesA), son of Wilson2 and Arabella (MacClay) Widney, was born 26 Dec 1841, Washington, OH, and died 4 Jul 1938, Los Angeles, CA.

He married firstly, 17 May 1869, San Jose, CA, Ida DeGraw Tuthill, possibly daughter of Samuel and Ruth (Brown) Tuthill. She was born 17 Nov 1844, Orient, NY, and died 10 Feb 1879, Los Angeles, CA.

He married secondly, 29 Dec 1882, Santa Clara, CA, Mary Bray, daughter John Grandin and Frances Louisa (Miller) Bray. She was born 26 Apr 1845, MO, and died 10 Mar 1903, Los Angeles, CA.

See his biography at

Children of Joseph Pomeroy3 and Ida DeGraw (Tuthill) Widney:

i. Ada4 Whitney, b. 1869; d. Aug 1870.
ii. (son) Whitney, b. 1872; d. 1872.
ii. Joseph T. Whitney, b. ca. Jan 1874; d. Jun 1874.

Children of Joseph Pomeroy3 and Mary (Bray) Widney, if any, unknown.


571 583 Widney, Joseph P. 28 M W Physician $600 $900 Ohio Male citizen over 21 -----, Ida 25 F W Keeps House New York Tuthill, Angie 30 F W House Servant New York Wu, Ah 17 M C Cook China Parents foreign born

Joseph P. WIDNEY 38 Self M W W OH Physician PA PA Arabella E. WIDNEY 34 Sis F S W OH Keeping House PA PA

Widney, Joseph P. Head W M 58 Minister -----, Mary B. Wife W F 55 -----, Arabella E. Sis W F 55 Olson, Ellen, Srvt W F 36

  • 1910, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA: Joseph P. Widney age 68, living with sister Arabella E. age 64, servant Susan Nilson age 52 and cook Elna Olsen age 45.
  • 1920, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA: J. A. Widney (widower) age 78, minister of religion, living with brother S. A. Widney (married) age 68, minister of religion.
  • 1930, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA: Joseph P. Widney age 88, physician, living with sis-in-law Hettie E. age 59, servant Rebecca D. McCartney age 63, and servant Pauline Stalle age 65.


  • Census records.

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