Family:Whitney, George Washington (1843-1917)

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George Washington Whitney (Isaac Thomas), son of Isaac Thomas and Rachel (Reed) Whitney, was born 21 May 1843, Lorain Co., OH, [1] and died 2 Jun 1917, Phillips Co., MT. He was buried in Malta City Cemetery, Malta, MT.[2]

He married firstly, 20 Jan 1866, Casco, MI, Almira Harnden,[3] daughter of Simon S. and Marietta (Harrington) Harnden. She was born 10 May 1844, NY, and died 25 Apr 1908, Bedford, MI. She was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, MI.[4] They were divorced. Almira married secondly, 18 Sep 1894, Battle Creek, MI, John V. Stevens.

He married secondly, 3 Jul 1886, Sturgis, MI, Mary Jane (Aker) Miller, daughter of David and Sarah (Shaffer) Aker. She was born 25 Mar 1841, Darke Co., OH. She had married firstly, 25 Oct 1856, Medina Co., OH, Jacob Miller, from whom she had been divorced.[5] They were divorced.

He married thirdly, 21 Dec 1905, Allen Co., IN, Mary Jane (Aker)(Miller) Whitney, daughter of David and Sarah (Shaffer) Aker. She was born 25 Mar 1841, Darke Co., OH,[6] and died 31 Jan 1915, Warsaw, IN, aged 77 years.[7] She was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, IN.[8]

He married fourthly, 25 Feb 1917, Casco, MI, Mary E. (McCreary) Sumner, daughter of Alexander and Nancy (Stewart) McCreary. She was born about 1864, Topton, IN. She had married firstly, 28 Jan 1894, Madison Co., IN, James Sumner.[9]

Civil War Veteran, 30th Indiana, born in Ohio, moved to Kosciusko County, Indiana. in early 1850's with his parents, Isaac & Rachel [Reed] Whitney. Married Almira Harnden in 1866 in Casco Twp, Allegan County, Michigan. and had 2 daughters (Laura & Glencora). Married 2nd Mary Jane Miller in abt 1888. Final Civil War pension check returned from Leedy, MT (deceased). Cemetery plot purchased by nephew Amos Whitney of Malta, MT

Almira moved with her parents to Michigan about 1852. She lived in Allegan, MI, many years before moving to Battle Creek, MI. Per family lore, Almira ran her husband, George, off of her father's farm around 1869 for bad habits he picked up while in the Civil War. He never saw her or their two daughters again. Both remarried. According to her obituary, Almira died of blood poisoning at the home of her daughter, Laura (Whitney) Sumner, in Bedford, Calhoun County, MI.

Children of George Washington and Almira (Harnden) Whitney:

i. Laura Whitney, b. Mar 1867; d. 1952; bur. Bedford Cemetery, Battle Creek, MI;[10] m. 25 Dec 1900, Bedford, MI, Daniel Webster Sumner, b. 1860, d. 1949, bur. Bedford Cemetery, Battle Creek, MI.[11]
ii. Glencora Whitney, b. 5 Oct 1868, Allegan Co., MI; d. 21 Jul 1940, Calhoun Co., MI; bur. Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, MI;[12] m.(1) 22 Nov 1890, Calhoun Co., MI, Clarence W. Severance; m.(2) 27 Nov 1901, Marshall, MI, Frank W. Carpenter.

George Washington and Mary J. (Aker)(Miller) Whitney had no children.

George Washington and Mary J. (Aker)(Miller)(Whitney) Whitney had no children.

George Washington and Mary E. (McCreary)(Sumner) Whitney had no children.


71 74 Harnden, Simon 51 M W Farmer $1500 $700 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Maritte 45 F W Keeping House do -----, Romaine 24 M W $200 " Male citizen over 21 -----, Lester 16 M W Michigan Attended school -----, Emily 13 F W do Attended school -----, Alice 10 M W " Attended school -----, Charles 4 M W " Whitney, Charles 26 M W New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Laura 3 F W Michigan -----, Glencorie 1 F W do McQueen, Lucy 22 F W New York -----, Willie 1/12 M W Michigan Born in Apr

Charles Whitney is unidentified.

Simon HARNDEN 61 Self M M W NY Farmer NY NY Mariette HARNDEN 56 Wife F M W NY Keeping House MA CT Almira WHITNEY 36 Dau F M W NY Housework NY NY Lester HARNDEN 26 Son M S W MI Works Farm NY NY Charlie HARNDEN 13 Son M S W MI At School NY NY Laura WHITNEY 13 GDau F S W MI At School NY NY Glennie WHITNEY 11 GSon M S W MI At School NY NY

238 245 Whitney, George W. Head W M May 1846 54 mar 13 New York New York New York Carpenter, Owns free house -----, Mary J. Wife W F Mar 1837 63 mar 13 9ch 6liv Ohio Kentucky Virginia

  • 1910, Warsaw Ward 1, Kosciusko Co., IN: George W. Whitney, 66, b. Ohio; Mary J. Whitney, Wife, 73, Ohio.


  • Census records.

1.^  Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, at

2.^  FindAGrave Memorial #55817966, George W. Whitney.

3.^  Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995, at

4.^  FindAGrave Memorial #15635182, Almira Harnden Whitney Stevens.

5.^  Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925, at

6.^  Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, at Also Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992, at

7.^  Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920, at

8.^  FindAGrave Memorial #143713786, Mary J. Whitney.

9.^  Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940, at

10.^  [13], Laura Sumner.

11.^  FindAGrave Memorial #118862013, Daniel Sumner.

12.^  FindAGrave Memorial #55815156, Glencora Whitney Severance Carpenter.

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