Family:Whitney, Calvin M. (1842-1917)

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Calvin M.8 Whitney (Darius F.7, Abraham6, Richard5, Israel4, Ebenezer3, Richard2, John1), son of Darius F.7 and Loanna (Cook) Whitney, was born 2 Feb 1842, PA, and died 20 Nov 1917, Grand Rapids, MI.[1][2]

He married firstly circa 1867, Clinton Co., MI, Cynthia Huyck, daughter of Henry and Polly (Bennet) Huyck. She was born 11 Jun 1844, NY, and died 17 Jul 1871, Sciota, MI.[3]

He married secondly circa 1874, MI, Mary E. Esty, daughter of Jacob and Mary J. (------) Esty. She was born Nov 1846, Ingham Co., MI, and died 4 Jul 1932, Grand Rapids, MI.[4]

Calvin enlisted Co. I, 22nd Michigan Infantry Regiment on 13 Aug 1862. Wounded in right chest in line of duty, Aug 1863. Promoted to Full Corporal on 1 Feb 1865. Mustered out on 26 Jun 1865.

On 2 May 1877, Calvin Whitney applied for an invalied pension for service in Co. I, 22nd Michigan Infantry, Application #235,297, Certificate #154,529. On 22 Nov 1917, his widow Mary E. Whitney, from Michigan, applied for a widow's pension for that service, Application #1,110,766, Certificate #851,674.

Children of Calvin M.8 and Cynthia (Huyck) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Children of Calvin M.8 and Mary E. (Esty) Whitney:

i. Maud9 Whitney, b. 27 May 1876, MI; d. 10 Jun 1910, Jackson, MI; m. Harry R. Barclay.


105 105 Whitney, Calvin 26 M W Farming $1600 $150 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Cynthia 25 F W Keeping house New York Huyck, Ruth 17 F W At home New York

Calvin WHITNEY 37 Self M M W NY Carpenter PA NY Mary WHITNEY 35 Wife F M W MI Housekeeping NY NOVA SCOTIA Maud WHITNEY 4 Dau F S W MI At Home NY MI

387 387 Calvin M. Whitney Cook I 22 MI Vol 13 Aug 1862 26 Jun 1865 2y 9m 9d Ovid, MI Wounded in Right Chest in Line of Duty Aug 1863

  • 1900, Sciota, Shiawassee Co., MI
  • 1910, Jackson Ward 6, Jackson Co., MI
  • 1920, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI: Mary E. Whitney, widowed
  • 1930, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI: Mary E. Whitney, widowed


  • Census records.

1.^  The Library of Michigan; Michigan Death Records, 1897-1920; Rolls: 1-302; Archive Barcode/Item Number: 30000008534178; Roll Number: 241; Certificate Number: 210.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial # 16882091, Corp Calvin Whitney

3.^  Find A Grave memorial # 18150829, Cynthia Whitney

4.^  Find A Grave memorial # 16882131, Mary E (Esty) Whitney

5.^  [ U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934] at

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