Family:Whitney, Elmer Ward (1862-1932)

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Elmer Ward9 Whitney (Vespasian Ward8, Ward7, Abel6, Timothy5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Vespasian Ward8 and Margaret Jane (Herron) Whitney, was born about 1863, about 1864, or Oct 1861 (twin), Viroque, WI, and died 29 Oct 1932, Orange Co., CA.[1] He was buried in Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA.[2]

He married, 25 Dec 1889, Ainsworth, NE, Nora Leo Brewer,[3] daughter of Thomas and ----- (Johnson) Brewer. She was born 13 Feb 1872, IN, and died 5 Sep 1940, Orange Co., CA.[4]

Children of Elmer Ward9 and Nora Leo (Brewer) Whitney:

i. (child)10 Whitney, b. say 1890; d. bef. 1900.
ii. Anna Mae10 Whitney, b. Dec 1892, NE; m.(1) Albert O. Cozad; m.(2) Clarence F. Martin.
iii. Timothy W. Whitney, b. 1894; d. 1899; bur. East Park Cemetery, Ainsworth, NE.[5]
iv. Maud E. Whitney, b. Jan 1897, NE; m. William Evan Rees.
v. Ray Orvil Whitney, b. Oct 1899, NE.


70 70 Whitney, Elmer W. Head W M Oct 1861 39 mar 10 Wisconsin Vermont Ohio Farmer, Rents farm -----, Nora S. Wife W F Feb 1872 28 mar 10 5ch 3liv Indiana Indiana Indiana -----, Anna M. Dau W F Dec 1892 8 sgl Nebraska Wisconsin Indiana At school -----, Maud E. Dau W F Jan 1897 3 sgl Nebraska Wisconsin Indiana -----, Roy D. Son W M Oct 1899 1 sgl Nebraska Wisconsin Indiana

  • 1910, Santa Ana Ward 5, Orange Co., CA.
  • 1920, Santa Ana Ward 5, Orange Co., CA.
  • 1930, Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA.
  • 1940, Santa Ana Ward 5, Orange Co., CA: widow Nora living with daughter Anna M. Cozad and family.


  • Census records.

1.^  California Death Index, 1905-1939, from

2.^  Find A Grave Memorial #185934393, Elmer W. Whitney.

3.^  Nebraska, Marriage Records, 1855-1908, from

4.^  California Death Index, 1905-1939, from

5.^  Find A Grave Memorial #120562885, Timothy W. Whitney.

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