Family:Widney, Wilson H. (1837-1915)

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Wilson H.3 Widney (Alexander Erwin2, Charles1, James), son of Alexander Erwin2 and Margaret (Hammond) Widney, was born 28 Apr 1837, Path Valley, PA, and "Wilson R." died 29 Dec 1915, Omaha, NE. He "William H." was buried in Summit Cemetery, Yorktown, IA.[1]

He was called "William" in some records, and "Wilson" in others.

He married firstly, 28 Aug 1860, Henry Co., IL, Harriet Payton, daughter of William and Mary Ann (Hamilton) Payton. She was born 23 Mar 1844,[sic] IN, and died 28 Mar 1875, Clarinda, IA, aged 30 years 4 months 11 days.[sic] She was buried in Summit Cemetery, Yorktown, IA.[2]

He "William R." married secondly, 31 Dec 1870, Roxanna Barrett. She was born 31 Dec 1845, ME, and died 7 Feb 1923, Omaha, NE. She was buried in Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, IA.[3]

"At an advanced age, 80 or more years, William H. Widney, formerly of Yorktown, died in Omaha, Nebr., at 2 am Wednesday, Dec 29, 1915. He had been in failing health for a long time. He was born in Franklin county, Pa., went from there to McHenry county, Ill., and came to Page county, Ia., in 1870. From a farm near Yorktown he moved to that place when it was organizing, and for many years conducted a live stock business. He was twice married. Surviving him are there children of his first marriage: Mrs. Emmett Funston, South Dakota; William Widney, Shenandoah; Mrs. Charles Chaffin, Calif.; Mrs. Sam Pitman, East River township, Page county; M. L. Widney, Yorktown. Their mother, who before her marriage was Hattie Payton, died forty years ago last March. For his second wife he married Miss Roxie Walton. By his second marriage he left one surviving daughter, Mrs. Lute Vance of Omaha. The remains are to arrive from Omaha, in Yorktown, tomorrow, on the Keokuk and Western midday train from the west. The funeral will be at the Yorktown Methodist Episcopal church at 1 pm tomorrow, following the arrival of the remains. Burial is to be in the Summit cemetery." THE CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 30, 1915. Also CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 6, 1916.[4]

Children of Wilson H.3 and Harriet (Payton) Widney:

i. Mary A.4 Widney, b. ca. 1862, IL; m. 6 Mar 1879, Page Co., IA, John Harrison.[5]
ii. William Alexander Widney, b. 7 Jun 1865, Woodruff, IL; d. 10 Jul 1948; bur. Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, IA;[6] m. 24 Sep 1885, Page Co., IA, Viola Pruitt,[7] b. 27 Mar 1868, Milford, IL, d. 29 Nov 1963, Shenandoah, IA, dau. of David and Sarah Ann (Wilson) Pruitt,} bur. Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, IA.[8]
iii. Martha Ellen Widney, b. ca. 1869, IL; ca. 1888, Charles F. Chaffin.
iv. Maragaret O. Widney, b. ca. 1872, IL; "Maggie" m.(1) 15 Sep 1887, Shenandoah, IA, George W. McNutt;[9] "Maggie" m.(2) 17 October 1915, Page Co., IA, Samuel Pitman.[10]
v. Martin L. Widney, b. 18 Mar 1875, IA; d. aft. 1940; m. 18 Mar 1897, Page Co., IA, Electa E. Elder, b. ca. 1870, IL, d. aft. 1930, dau. of W. A. and Anna J. (Stewart) Elder.[11]

Children of Wilson H.3 and Roxanna (Barrett) Widney:

vi. Lena A.4 Widney, b. ca. 1879, IA; m. 29 Dec 1897, Yorktown, IA, Charles A. Vance.[12]

Census

186 193 Widney, Wilson H. 33 M W Farmer $1200 $1500 Pa. Male citizen over 21 -----, Hariet P. 25 F W Keeps house Ind. -----, Mary A. 8 F W Ill. Attended school -----, Wm. 4 M W " Attended school -----, Martha E. 1 F W " Attended school Hoag, Mary O. 18 F W Dom. servt. " Attended school

  • 1885 State, Nodaway, Page Co., IA: Wilson H. Widney, Roxa Widney, William A. Widney, Margaret O. Widney, Martin B. Widney, Lena A. Widney.
  • 1880, Nodaway, Page Co., IA:

Wilson H. WIDNEY 43 Self M M W PA Farmer PA PA Roxan M. WIDNEY 33 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME William A. WIDNEY 14 Son M S W IL At Home PA IN Martha E. WIDNEY 11 Dau F S W IL At Home PA IN Magey O. WIDNEY 8 Dau F S W IL At Home PA IN Martin L. WIDNEY 5 Son M S W IA PA IN Lena A. WIDNEY 1 Dau F S W IA PA ME Mary A. HARVISON 18 Dau F M W IL Keeping House PA IN Hattie M. HARVISON 4M GDau F S W IA --- IL John MAUPIN 24 Oth M S W IN Farmer --- ---

38 38 Widney, Wilson Head W M Apr 1837 63 mar 22 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Shipper stock, Owns free house -----, Rosie Wife W F Dec 1846 53 mar 22 1ch 1liv Maine Maine Maine

14 14 Widney, Mart Head W M Mar 1875 25 mar 3 Iowa Pennsylvania Maine Stock buyer, Rents house -----, Electa Wife W F Sep 1869 30 mar 3 Illinois Ohio Ohio

  • 1905 State, Yorktown, Page Co., IA: Willson H. Widney, wife Roxy.
  • 1905 State, Shenandoah Ward 3, Page Co., IA: W. A. Widney, wife Viola, chil. Anna, Pearl, Grace, Ruth, and Marie.
  • 1905 State, Yorktown, Page Co., IA: Electa Widney.
  • 1910, Shenandoah Ward 3, Page Co., IA: Alexander A. Widney, wife Viola, and chil. Anna, Pearl, Grace, Ruth, and Marie.
  • 1910, Nodaway, Page Co., IA: Martin G. Widney, wife Electa, and chil. Stanley and Elizabeth.
  • 1915 State, Shenandoah Page Co., IA: W. A. Widney, wife Mrs. W. A., and chil. Pearl, Grace, Ruth, and Marie.
  • 1915 State, Yorktown, Page Co., IA: M. L. Widney, wife Electa, and chil. Stanley and Elizabeth.
  • 1920, Shenandoah Ward 3, Page Co., IA: William A. Widney, wife Viola, and dau. Marie.
  • 1920, Clarinda, Page Co., IA: Martin L. Widney, wife Electa, and chil. Stanley A. and Elizabeth E.
  • 1930, Shenandoah, Page Co., IA: William A. Widney and wife Viola.
  • 1930, Clarinda, Page Co., IA: Martin L. Widney, wife Electa, and dau. Elizabeth.
  • 1940, Shenandoah Ward 3, Page Co., IA: William A. Widney and wife Viola.
  • 1940, Clarinda Ward 2, Page Co., IA: Mart Widney.

References

  • Census records.

1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #129030485, William H. Widney.

2.^  FindAGrave Memorial #110861038, Harriet Payton Widney.

3.^  FindAGrave Memorial #76532736, Roxanna M. Widney.

4.^  FindAGrave Memorial #129030485, William H. Widney.

5.^  Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934, at FamilySearch.org.

6.^  FindAGrave Memorial #124043342, William Alexander Widney.

7.^  Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934, at FamilySearch.org.

8.^  FindAGrave Memorial #124043131, Viola Pruit Widney.

9.^  Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934, at FamilySearch.org.

10.^  Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934, at FamilySearch.org.

11.^  Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934, at FamilySearch.org.

12.^  Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934, at FamilySearch.org.


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