Family:Whitney, Darius Thomas (1833-1923)

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Darius Thomas Whitney, parentage unknown, was born 1833, NY, and died 22 Jun 1923, El Paso Co., CO. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, CO.[1]

He married firstly circa 1855, IN, Abigail Ann Brumley, daughter of William and Jane (McNeil) Brumley. She was born ca 1833, Greenfield, IN, and died circa 1866, IA.

He married secondly circa 1867, probably NE, Elizabeth Catherine Moore, daughter of John and Mary (Roberts) Moore. She was born ca 1842, OH, and it is unknown if they were divorced or she died prior to his third marriage.

He married thirdly circa 1889, Tipton, NE, Mary Ella (Glidden) Whitney, daughter of John William and Mary (Blanchard) Glidden, and first wife of Willis Whitney. She was born 13 Mar 1855, ME, and died 8 Mar 1928, El Paso Co., CO. She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, CO.[2]

Although the father of Darius is unknown, it is likely his mother was Lovina (poss. Hadley) based upon the 1850 census. Apparently his father died before 1850 and at least one descendant has suggested his name may have been Thomas based upon family stories, but no proof has been found. If his name was Thomas, there was an unidentified Thomas Whitney that nearly fits the family profile living in Sparta, Livingston Co., NY in 1840.

Darius apparently had 3 wives, making it difficult to properly identify the biological mother of some of the children as death records of the mothers are lacking. 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 Darius Thomas and Abigail Ann (Brumley) Whitney:

i. Emma Jane Whitney, b. 23 Jun 1857, IA; d. 12 Feb 1941, Lincoln, NE; bur. Oak Creek Cemetery, Raymond, NE;[3] m. 1878, Cass Co., NE, Joseph John Henderson.
ii. Ida Anne Whitney, b. 25 Apr 1860, Dresden, IA; d. 6 Oct 1918, Burley, ID; bur. Pleasant View Cemetery, Burley, ID;[4] m. ca. 1876, IA, Andrew Hess.
iii. Jennie Adell Whitney, b. Oct 1864, Dresden, IA; d. 1917, Otoe Co., NE; bur. Rosewood Cemetery, Palmyra, NE;[5] m. 1880, Cass Co., NE, William H. Voller.
iv. John William Whitney, b. 31 Jan 1866, Iowa City, IA; m.(1) Anna Corrilla Innes, m.(2) Cora Greenwood.
Jessie (Whitney) White and Minnie (Whitney) Denney

Children of Darius Thomas and Catherine (Moore) Whitney:

v. Eldora Whitney, b. ca. 1868, NE; d. aft. 1870, bef. 1876.
vi. Frank Whitney, b. ca. 1873, NE; d. aft. 1876.
vii. Glen Whitney, b. Jul 1875, NE; d. aft. 1876, bef. 1879.
viii. Jessie Adeline Whitney, b. 1877, Tipton, NE; d. 22 Apr 1930, Marshalltown, IA; bur. Oak Hill Cemetery, Tama, IA;[6]m.(1) 18 Jul 1892, Newton, IA, Oliver Branson Rumbaugh; divorced; m.(2) 7 Dec 1896, Des Moines, IA, Sylvester B. White.[7]
ix. Glenn Minnie Whitney, b. ca. Jul 1879, Tipton, NE; d. 15 Feb 1929, Des Moines, IA; m.(1) 6 Aug 1893, Jasper Co., IA, Albert Milligan;[8] divorced; m.(2) 19 Jun 1900, Des Moines, IA, Austin Elmer Jack Denney.[9]

Children of Darius Thomas and Mary Ella (Glidden)(Whitney) Whitney: (See note above)

x. Mae E. Whitney, b. 23 Feb 1889, Sharon Springs, KS; d. 14 May 1981, Hemet, CA; bur. San Jacinto Valley Cemetery, San Jacinto, CA;[10] m. ca 1912, KS, Daniel Winfield Dragoo.
xi. Edmund Lester Whitney, b. 24 Oct 1894, Sharon Springs, KS; m.(1) Vera Hill, m.(2) Doris Elizabeth Eden.


85 86 Lovina Whitney 40 F - $400 N.Y. Darius " 15 M - Farmer N.Y. Mary " 13 F - N.Y. Ursula " 12 F - N.Y. Moses " 11 M - N.Y. William " 9 M - Laborer O.

7 7 Whitney, Thomas 35 M W Farmer $1000 $500 New York Male citizen over 21 " Catherine 28 F " Keeping house Ohio " Emily 14 " " Attending School Iowa Attended school " Ida 8 " " " " " Attended school " Jennie 5 " " " " " Attended school " Eldora 2 " " " " Neb. Attended school 8 8 Whitney, Levina 68 F " Keeping House $1000 -- New York " Moses 28 M " Farmer $1000 $500 New York Male citizen over 21

  • 1876 State, Tipton, Cass Co., NE, p.107

D. T. Whitney 40 M N.Y. Farmer Catherine Whitney 37 F Ohio Emily Whitney 18 F Iowa Ida Whitney 11 F Iowa William Whitney 9 M Iowa Frank Whitney 3 M Nebraska Glen Whitney 3/4 M Nebr. Wm. Annis 39 M New Hampshire

  • 1877 State, Tipton, Cass Co., NE, p. 65:

Darius Whitney 41 M N.Y. Farmer Cherin " 36 F Ohio Jenne " 12 F Iowa William " 11 M Iowa

  • 1879 State, Tipton, Cass Co., NE, p. 36-37:

89 D. T. Whitney 43 M N.Y. Farmer Catherine " 37 F Oh. Cannot write Himmel " 23 F Iowa Ida " 17 F " Della " 15 F " Wm. " 14 M " Jessie Whitney 1 F Neb. Wm. Voller 24 M England Farmer

Darius T. WHITNEY 45 Self M M W NY Farmer ME CT Catherine WHITNEY 39 Wife F M W OH Keeping House VA OH William WHITNEY 15 Son M S W IA Works On Farm NY OH Jessie WHITNEY 3 Dau F S W NE NY OH Minnie WHITNEY 11M Dau F S W NE NY OH

  • 1881 State, Tipton, Cass Co., NE, p. 52:

Derius Whitney 46 M N.Y. Farmer Catherine " 38 F Ohio Wm. " 16 M Iowa Jesse " 3 F Neb. Minnie " 2 F Neb.

373 433 Denny, James Head W M Sep 1849 50 mar 24 Missouri Virginia Tennessee Day laborer, Rents house -----, Ada Wife W F Nov 1846 53 mar 24 7ch 4liv Indiana -- Ohio -----, Austin E. Son W M Jul 1878 21 sgl Missouri Missouri Indiana Helper (Dray co.) Braden, Myrtie M. Dau W M Feb 1879 21 mar 4 1ch 1liv Missouri Missouri Indiana Denny, William E. Son W M Apr 1881 19 sgl Missouri Missouri Indiana Painter Braden, Chas. SiL W M Feb 1874 26 mar 4 Kansas New York Ohio Painter -----, Oscar E. GSon W M Apr 1898 2 sgl Missouri Missouri Missouri Whitney, Minnie Brdr W F Jun 1880 19 sgl 1ch 0liv Nebraska New York Ohio

  • 1910, Sharon Springs, Wallace Co., KS
  • 1920, Sharon Springs, Wallace Co., KS


  • Census records.

1.^  Find A Grave Memorial #35159092, Darius Thomas Whitney.

2.^  Find A Grave Memorial #35159109, Mary Ella (Glidden) Whitney.

3.^  Find A Grave Memorial #128665371, Emma Jane Whitney Henderson.

4.^  Find A Grave Memorial #32188882, Ida Ann Whitney Hess.

5.^  Find A Grave Memorial #68261599, Jennie A. Whitney Voller.

6.^  Find A Grave Memorial #182517648, Jessie Adeline Whitney White.

7.^  Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951, from

8.^  Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951, from

9.^  Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951, from

10.^  Find A Grave Memorial #142064873, Mae Ella Whitney Dragoo.

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