Family:Whitney, Howard (1855-1896)

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Howard8 Whitney (Isaac7, Joseph6, Isaac5, Isaac4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Isaac7 and Mary Ann (Dyer) Whitney, was born 12 Apr 1855, probably Standish, ME, and died 28 May 1896, Standish, ME. He is buried in the Dolloff Road Cemetery in Standish, ME.

He married, 6 Oct 1883, Steep Falls, Limington, ME, Addie E. Rand, both of Standish,[1] daughter of James N. and Harriet E. (-----) Rand. She was born Jul 1862, Standish, ME, and died after 1940. She married secondly, about 1898, Melville W. Rand, son of Lorenzo D. and Harriet S. (Blake) Rand. He was born 5 Aug 1870, Standish, ME, and died 13 Nov 1915, Standish, ME.

Standish, Maine Recorded Birth Records, 1769-1997, compiled by Maureen Burnham Calnan (Westbrook, ME: Privately published, 1997), page 123: "Howard Whitney died May 28, 1896, age 41 years, 1 month and 16 days. His father was Isaac Whitney and his mother was Mary Dyer." There is no birth record for him in the town, nor marriage record.

Bangor Daily Whig & Courier (Bangor, ME), 30 May 1896: "Howard Whitney, of Standish, committed suicide in that town Thursday. He has been mentally deranged some time."

Children of Howard8 and Addie E. (Rand) Whitney:

i. Edna Lynne9 Whitney, b. 1 Jan 1887, Oak Hill, Standish, ME;[2] d. 10 Dec 1963, Gorham, ME; m. 12 June 1906, Gorham, ME, Alonzo Elmer Burnham, b. 1 May 1885, Standish, ME, d. 28 Apr 1959, Gorham, ME, son of Eben Seavey and Ida Evelyn (Moses) Burnham.



  • Census records.

1.^  "6 October 1883 at Steep Falls, ME, Howard Whitney and Addie E. Rand, both of Standish [married]," according to [[Archive:Vital Records, Maine, York County Marriage Returns|J. E. Frost & J. C. Anderson, eds., Marriage Returns of York County, Maine Prior to 1892, Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication #13 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 1993).

2.^  "Edna Lynne [Whitney], d. of Howard, b. 1 Jan 1887," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

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