Family:Whitney, Edward (1829-1909)

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Edward8 Whitney (Joseph7, Palmer6, Joseph5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1), son of Joseph7 and Sophronia (Taylor) Whitney, was born 7 Aug 1829, Java, NY, and died 17 Aug 1909, Red Oak, IA.[1]

He married 6 Jul 1868, Iola, KS, Catherine Ann Plouch,[2] daughter of Everard and Nancy H. (Irwin) Plouch. She was born 26 Oct 1846,[3] and died 25 Feb 1903, Red Oak, IA.[4] He was a carpenter. Resided Red Oak, IA.

Edward Whitney enrolled 1 Oct 1861, Fulton City, Whiteside Co., IL, in Co. F of the 52nd Infantry Illinois Volunteers. He was mustered in as a Private on 19 Nov 1861, Geneva, Kane Co., IL, and was mustered out as a Private on 20 Nov 1864, Monticello, Jasper Co., GA.[5]

According to their marriage license, on 6 Jul 1868 Edward and Catherine were both “of Allen Co., Kansas”. Edward was thirty-five years of age, and Catherine, twenty one.

Edward and Catherine moved to Red Oak, IA, shortly after their marriage and remained there for the remainder of their lives.

Children of Edward8 Whitney:

i. Ernest Albert9 Whitney, b. 14 Jun 1869; d. 1 Sep 1871.[6]
ii. Wilson Wheelock Whitney, b. 7 Jul 1870; m.(1) Florence Yount; m.(2) Nellie May Sheets.
iii. Joseph Leon Whitney, b. 13 Aug 1872; m. Bertha Orpha Coppock.
iv. Francis Marion Whitney b. 19 Feb 1874; d. 27 Sep 1875.[7]
v. Rollin Edward Whitney, b. 2 Jul 1876; m. Maude Ethel Lawrence.
vi. Edna Katherine Whitney, b. 23 Oct 1878; m. ca. 1897, William Henry Robertson.
vii. Eva May Whitney, b. 8 Dec 1880; m. John Frederick Smith.
viii. Guy Otto Whitney, b. 1 Mar 1883; m. Lizzie Bakke.
ix. Clinton Andrew Whitney, b. 5 Aug 1889; d. 19 Oct 1975, Hastings, Nebraska; unm.


24 24 Whitney, Edwad 41 M W Car[emter $300 -- New York Male citizen over 21 " Catherine 23 F " House Keeper Illinois " Ernest A. 1 M " Iowa

Ed. WHITNEY 46 Self M M W NY Carpenter NY NY Catherine WHITNEY 32 Wife F M W IA Keeping House GER PA Wilson WHITNEY 10 Son M S W IA At Home NY IL Joseph WHITNEY 8 Son M S W IA NY IL Rolin WHITNEY 4 Son M S W IA NY IL Edna WHITNEY 2 Dau F S W IA NY IL

25 25 Whitney, Edward Head W M Aug 1829 70 mar 31 New York Massachusetts New Hampshire Retired, Owns free farm -----, Cathrin A. Wife W F Oct 1847 52 mar 31 9ch 3liv Illinois Germany Pennsylvania -----, Guy O. Son W M Mar 1883 17 sgl Iowa New York Illinois Day laborer -----, Clinton A. Son W M Aug 1889 10 sgl Iowa New York Illinois At school Smith, John F. SiL W M Mar 1873 27 wid Kentucky Illinois Illinois Coal engin -----, George E. GSon W M Nov 1897 2 sgl Iowa Kentucky Iowa -----, Goldie P. GDau W F Jun 1899 11m sgl Iowa Kentucky Iowa

  • 1910, 1104-1/2 [ ] Street, Hotel Bapa, Spokane Ward 3, Spokane Co., WA:

66 117 . . . Whitney, Guy C. Ldgr M W 27 sgl Iowa New York Wisconsin Railway M[ ]t Clerk . . .

  • 1910, West Blue, Adams Co., NE:

64 60 Robertson, William H. Head M W 36 m13 Iowa Iowa Iowa Farmer, Rents farm -----, Edna K. Wife F W 31 m13 5ch 4lv Iowa Illinois Illinois None -----, Ethel C. Dau F W 12 sgl Iowa Iowa Iowa None -----, Bonnie P. Dau F W 9 sgl Iowa Iowa Iowa None -----, Della Dau F W 3 sgl Nebraska Iowa Iowa None -----, Gilbert W. Son M W 2 sgl Nebraska Iowa Iowa None Whitney, Clinton A. BiL M W 20 sgl Iowa Illinois Illinois Farm laborer


1.^  Death certificate for Edward Whitney.

2.^  Marriage certificate for Edward Whitney and Catherine Ann Plouch.

3.^  Tombstone for Catherine Ann Whitney, Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak, Iowa.

4.^  Death Certificate for Catherine Ann Whitney.

5.^  Service Record for Edward Whitney.

6.^  Birth and death dates-Tombstone, Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak, Iowa.

7.^  Birth and death dates-Tombstone, Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak, Iowa.

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