Family:Whitney, Ephraim (1841-1921)

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Ephraim Whitney (Otis Crocker, Ephraim), was born 19 Mar 1841, Northfield, ME, and died 3 Aug 1921, Minneapolis, MN.

He married, 6 Dec 1863, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN, Mary Minchin. She was born about 1847, Ireland, and died after 1880.

Ephraim was a Civil War veteran, and received a pension from the federal government.

He enlisted 1862 as a Private, Co. B, 6th Minnesota, and was discharged 1866 as a Private, Co. C. Brackett Bat., due to the end of the war. He was aged 49, born in Maine, living in Minneapolis, a lumberman, when he joined the G.A.R. in 1868; had enlisted 17 May 1863 as Private, Co. B, 6th Minn. Infantry, and was discharged 24 May 1866, as a Private in Co. C, Brackett's Bat. of Cav., having served 32-1/2 months, due to expriation of term. On 11 Aug 1896 and 8 June 1907, he applied for an invalid pension from Minnesota, Application #919,557, Certificate #1,037,979. He was aged 68, born in Maine, when he joined the G.A.R. in Dec 1908.

Children of Ephraim and Mary (Minchin) Whitney:

i. Irene J. Whitney, b. 1 May 1867, prob.Minneapolis, MN
ii. James O. Whitney, b. 7 Aug 1869, prob. Minneapolis, MN
iii. Thomas H. Whitney, b. 14 Jun 1872, prob. Minneapolis, MN
iv. Laura M. Whitney, b. 20 Jul 1880, prob. Minneapolis, MN


Ephrim WHITNEY 35 Self M M W ME Cook ME NH Mary WHITNEY 33 Wife F M W IRE Keeping House IRE IRE Irene J. WHITNEY 13 Dau F S W MN At School ME IRE James O. WHITNEY 11 Son M S W MN At School ME IRE Thomas WHITNEY 8 SSon M S W MN ME IRE

118 171 Epharham Whitney Private C Brackett MN Cav 12 Feb 1863 12 May 1865 2y 3m 720 Jackson N.E. [Minneapolis, MN]


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