Family:Whitney, George B. (1845-1886)

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George B.9 Whitney (George W.8, Job7, Job6 Whitney, Solomon5, Benjamin4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of George W.8 and Eliza Ann (Taft) Whitney, was born 6 Jul 1845, Watertown, NY, and died 20 Mar 1886, Houston Co., MN. He was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, La Crescent, MN.[1]

He married, 16 Nov 1870, La Crosse, WI, Ella Relief Taft, daughter of Phineas Smith and Catherine A. (-----) Taft.[2] She was born 1 Jun 1853, Seneca Falls, NY, and died 24 Aug 1933, South Saint Paul, MN. She was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, La Crescent, MN.[3] She married secondly, Jermaine Erving Whitehouse, born about 1844, died 11 Mar 1923, Houston, MN. He was buried in Money Creek Cemetery, Money Creek, MN.[4]

Winona Republican-Herald, Saturday, December 8, 1917, Page 10:

HOUSTON Mrs. [Catherine A.] Taft died at the home of her daughter Mrs. J. E. Whitehouse Monday evening aged ninety-four. Mrs. Taft was one of the early settlers in this county, living in Pine Creek. She has made her home for the past fifteen years with her daughter. Funeral services were held Wednesday interment being made in La Crescent.

Children of George B.9 and Ella Relief (Taft) Whitney:

i. Albert P.10 Whitney, b. ca. 1872, MN; m. ca. 1896, Minnie Eliza Mason.
ii. George Dudley Whitney, b. ca. 1 Apr 1873, LaCrosse, WI; m. Callie (Pierce) Butler.
iii. Emily Pearl Whitney, b. ca. 1879, MN; m. 21 Mar 1898, Houston Co., MN, Marcus B. Burfield.

Children of Germain Erving and Ella Relief (Taft)(Whitney) Whitehouse:

i. (son) Whitehouse, b. -----; d. in infancy; bur. Money Creek Cemetery, Money Creek, MN.[5].
ii. Vernon Stewart Whitehouse, b. 22 Sep 1892. Houston Co., MN; d. 7 Mar 1971, Emmetsburg, IA; bur. Riverside Cemetery, Rodman, IA;[6] m. Maytie Irene Doty.


George WHITNEY 34 Self M M W NY Farmer NY NY Ella R WHITNEY 27 Wife F M W MN Housekeeper NY NY Albert P WHITNEY 8 Son M S W MN NY MN Dudley WHITNEY 7 Son M S W MN NY MN Emily P WHITNEY 1 Dau F S W MN NY MN

  • 1885 State, Houston Co., MN, pp. 5-6:

37 Whitney, George 40 M W N.Y. " Ella 31 F W N.Y. " Albert 12 M W Minn. Whitney, Dudley 11 M W Minn. " Pearl 6 F W Minn.


  • Census records.

1.^  Find A Grave Memorial #99090488, George B. Whitney.

2.^  Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911, from

3.^  Find A Grave Memorial #92344877, Ella Relief Taft Whitehouse.

4.^  Find A Grave Memorial #47615035, Pvt. Germain Erving Whitehouse.

5.^  Find A Grave Memorial #91330727, Infant Son Whitehouse.

6.^  Find A Grave Memorial #35852307, Vernon Stewart Whitehouse.

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