Family:Whitney, James Greenwood (c1847-c1890)

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James Greenwood8 Whitney (George7, Joseph6, Benjamin5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1), son of George7 and Sophia (Greenwood) Whitney, was born about 1847, LA (said 1846 by Pierce), and died about 1890, probably Yuba Co., CA.

He married, 1874, San Francisco, CA, Octavia S. Fernandez. She was born about Feb 1858, Colombia, South America, and died after 1900.

He resided New Orleans, LA.

On 25 Aug 1871, he registered as a voter, when he was recorded as a merchant, aged 24, born LA, living at Cosmopolitan [?Hotel?], San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. On 30 Aug 1886, he registered as a voter, when he was recorded as aged 40, born LA, living at Lincoln, Placer Co., CA. He was still on the roll in 1888.

Children of James G.8 and Octavia S. (Fernandez) Whitney:

i. Mable Adelaide9 Whitney, b. 26 Jun 1875, CA; d. 25 Feb 1941, Alameda Co., CA; m. 1900, Charles H. Blemer.
ii. Raymond Edward Whitney, b. Nov 1877, CA.
iii. Sophie Whitney, b. Mar 1879, CA.
iv. Lucile Whitney, b. Oct 1887, CA.
v. Pearl Whitney, b. Jun 1889, CA.


45 45 George Whitney 49 M - House Furnishing Mass. Sophia " 43 F - " Joel P. " 15 M - " Francis L. " 13 M - " Ellen M. " 9 F - Louisianna Adelaide " 5 F - " James " 3 M - "

660 602 Geo. Whitney 59 M - Stock Raising $5000 $10000 Mass. Sofiah " 53 F - " Jas. G. " 13 M - La. Attended school Caroline S. Knapp 30 F - Mass. Edward " 9 M - Ill. Attended school Geo. A. " 7 M - " Adaline E. " 15 F - La. Attended school

795 794 Blum, Isidor 38 M W Salesman $1000 Prussia Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21 -----, Paula 28 F W Keeping House do Parents foreign born -----, Johanna 6 F W At Home California Parents foreign born Collins, Mary 22 F W Domestic Servant Mass. Parents foreign born Schwerin, Guilford 18 M W At Home New York Attended school Kimbell, Chas. M. 43 M W Furniture Dealer $500 $20000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 Whitney, James 23 M W Salesman Louisiana Male citizen over 21

George WHITNEY 79 Self M M W MA None MA MA Sophia G. WHITNEY 71 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA James G. WHITNEY 33 Son M M W LA None MA MA Octavia S. WHITNEY 22 DauL F M W SO. AMER SO. AMER SO. AMER Mable A. WHITNEY 5 GDau F S W CA LA SO. AMER Raymond WHITNEY 2 GSon M S W CA LA --- Sophie WHITNEY 1 GDau F S W CA LA SO. AMER C. E. A. BAXTER 33 SonL M M W NY Shipping Clerk NY NY Ada E. BAXTER 35 Dau F M W MA La MA --- Annie STIMPSON 50 Oth F W W IN Servant IN IN SING 33 Oth M S C CHINA Servant CHINA CHINA

Whitney, Octavia Head W F wid and four youngest children. Their father is said to have been born in Brazil[!]


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