Family:Whitney, George W. (1835-1912)

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George W.9 Whitney (William Miller8, William Henry7, Henry6, Benjamin5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of William Miller8 and Delilah (Williams) Whitney, was born 22 Dec 1835, Aurora, NY, and died 12 Jul 1912, Sutherlin, OR.

He married, 23 May 1860, Aurora, NY, Hannah Adell Crook, daughter of Frank and Lucy (Runnion) Crook. She was born 8 Oct 1839, Holland, NY, and died 10 Jan 1927 in Sutherlin Oregon

He was a Civil War soldier, in Company G, 145th Pennsylvania Infantry.

Dr. Verel R. Salmon, Common Men in the War for the Common Man:

[p. 197] The first case of court-martial in the regiment occurred at Harper's Ferry on October 10, 1862. Two privates from Company G., Welsey M. Feteridge and George W. Whitney, were charged with being absent from camp for two nights without leave. During the proceedinggs, the soldiers pleaded that they had only left the camp to search for water, unaware they needed permission to do so. While even the chaplain complained about the quality of water in the area, the fact that they were gone for two nights sealed their fates. The court found them guilty of acts and conduct prejudicial to the efficiency and discipline of the regiment and the regulations of the United States Army. The sentence of the court, made up as it was of officers from the regiment, showed an understanding of the nature of the men and, to discourage such further forays, had them "publickly reprimanded at the first dress parade of the regiment." They also were confined in the guard house for twenty-four hours and, during that time, placed on half rations. It was a gentle sentence well in keeping with the nature of the crime.[39]
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Children of George W.9 and Hannah Adell (Crook) Whitney:

i. Flora Ella10 Whitney, b. Jun 1864, NY; d. 1952; unmarried.
ii. William George Whitney, b. 4 Oct 1867, Aurora, NY; d. 14 May 1933, Westfield, NY; m. 11 Sep 1894, Aurora, NY, Mary Cornelia Dwyer.
iii. Harry Wallace Whitney, b. 18 May 1872, Aurora, NY; d. 30 Jan 1954, Springfield, OR; m. 3 Oct 1905, Aurora, NY, Alma J. Paine.
iv. Edith Elsie Whitney, b. 10 Nov 1884, Aurora, NY; d. Aug 1954, Roseburg, OR; m. 28 Dec 1904, Aurora, NY, Senior Frank Joseph Norton.


1058 1040 George W. Whitney 24 M - Waggon Maker N.Y. Attended school Hannah A. " 20 F - Do Attended school

221 232 Whitney, George 34 M W Wagon Maker $800 New York Male citizen over 21 " Hanah A. 30 F W Keeping house " " Flora 6 F W " " Willie 2 M W "

Geo. W. WHITNEY 44 Self M M W NY Works In Foundry VT VT Adelle WHITNEY 40 Wife F M W NY Keeps House VT VT Flora E. WHITNEY 16 Dau F S W NY At Home NY NY Willie G. WHITNEY 13 Son M S W NY At Home NY NY Harry W. WHITNEY 8 Son M S W NY NY NY

460 487 Whitney, George W. Head W M Dec 1834 65 mar 40 New York Vermont Vermont Stationary engineer, Owns free house -----, H. Adell Wife W F Oct 1839 69 mar 40 4ch 4liv New York Massachusetts Massachusetts -----, Flora E. Dau W F Jun 1864 35 sgl New York New York New York -----, Harry W. Son W M Jan 1875 24 sgl New York New York New York Barber -----, Elsie E. Dau W F Oct 1884 15 sgl New York New York New York Artist

  • 1910, Oakland, Douglas Co., OR
  • 1920, East Sutherlin, Douglas, OR: Widow Hannah and daughter Flora.


  • Census records.

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