Family:Whitney, Francis G. (1848-a1910)

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Francis G. Whitney (John Ball), son of John Ball and Susan M. (Titus) Whitney), was born Feb 1848, OH, and died 8 Aug 1915, OR or WA. He was buried in Buncombe Hollow Cemetery, Etna, WA.[1]

He married, 3 Jul 1866, Lake Co., OH, Mary E. French,[2] daughter of Bronson and Samantha (Weeks) French. She was born Jan 1849, OH, and died 17 May 1919, Yaquina, OR. In some records she is called Mary E. Malone, because she was step-daughter of Melvin and Samantha (Weeks)(French) Malone. She was probably the Mary E. Whitney who died 17 May 1919, Lincoln Co., OR.[3]

He served in Cos. B & D, 67th Ohio Infantry, during the Civil War. He applied for an invalid pension 8 Oct 1885, application #552,287, certificate #424,559. His widow Mary E. Whitney applied for a widow's pension from WA, 10 Nov 1915, application #1,055,651, certificate #808,151.[4]

The story passed down is as goes. Frank Whitney and Isaac Runyan had been sent to the same Hospital during the war to recover. Isaac being wounded during the battle of Saline. After Isaac's quick recovery they both began to nurse the wounded there until the end of the civil war. They became fast friends. Isaac had spoken so much about coming to Washington State and starting anew that Frank followed with the group and began his own farm here.

Children of Francis G. and Mary E. (French) Whitney:

i. John Ball Whitney, b. Apr 1867, Painesville, OH; d. aft. 1930; m.(1) 5 Nov 1894, Fyfe Lake, Kalkaska Co., MI, Cora Dean;[5] m.(2) 13 Nov 1899, Leelanau Co., MI, Vida Hartson;[6] m.(3) 28 Jun 1906, King Co., WA, Ida M. Hartson;[7] m.(4) 8 May 1909, Coos Co., OR, Emily C. Vandersloot.[8]
ii. (daughter) Whitney, b. 30 Aug 1868, Lake Co., OH; not in family 1870.
iii. Harry Rufus Whitney, b. 9 Sep 1876, NY; d. 26 Mar 1940, Yaquina, OR; bur. Newport, OR; m. 1904, Etta May Case.
iv. Susie J. Whitney, "Mary" b. 5 Sep 1883, Bay City, MI; d. aft 1900; perhaps m. Harry Evans.
v. Frank Whitney, b. 20 Jan 1886, MI; d. 2 May 1907, Bandon, OR; bur. Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Bandon, OR.[9]


His father's birthplace is listed as NY in 1880, Canada West in 1900, and Vermont in 1910. His mother's is given as NY in each.


49 48 Malone, Melvin 58 M W Farmer $400 -- Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Amanthe 49 F W Keeps House New York 49 Whitney, Frank 23 M W Farm Laborer Ohio Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 21 F W Keeps House Ohio -----, John 3 M W At home Ohio

63 61 Malone, Marvin 68 M W Farm Laborer $650 $150 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Semantha 49 F W Keeps House New York Whitny, Frank V. 22 M W Farm Laborer Ohio Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary E. 21 F W Ohio -----, John 3 M W At home Ohio

Frank WHITNEY 32 Self M M W OH Teaming NY NY Mary WHITNEY 31 Wife F M W OH Keeps House NY NY John WHITNEY 13 Son M S W OH At Home OH OH Harry WHITNEY 3 Son M S W NY OH OH Samantha MALONE 59 MotL F W W NY VT CT

53 53 Whitney, Frank Head W M Feb 1848 52 mar 33 Ohio Canada Eng. New York Farmer, Owns free farm -----, Mary E. Wife W F Jan 1849 51 mar 33 4ch 4liv Ohio Canada Eng. New York -----, John B. Son W M Apr 1867 32 mar 0 Ohio Ohio Ohio Mason -----, Hary R. Son W M Sep 1876 23 sgl New York Ohio Ohio Tailor house -----, Susie J. Dau W F Sep 1883 16 sgl Michigan Ohio Ohio -----, Frank Son W M Jan 1886 14 sgl Michigan Ohio Ohio At school

  • 1910, Abernathy St., Bandon, Coos Co., OR: Frank Whitney, 64, b. OH, parents b. VT & NY; Mary, 59, b.


  • Census records.

1.^  Find A Grave Memorial #34695322, Corp. Frank Whitney.

2.^  Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013, from

3.^  Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008, from

4.^  U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, from

5.^  Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925, from

6.^  Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940, from

7.^  Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013, from

8.^  Oregon, Marriage Indexes, 1906-2009, from

9.^  Find A Grave Memorial #31209824, Frank Whitney.

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