Family:Whitney, John (c1852-?)

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John8 Whitney (Philip7, Peter6, Ebenezer5, Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Philip7 and Mary (Veitch) Whitney, was born about 1852, ON, and died after 1891.

He married firstly, before 1876, Louisa Adeline O'Neil. She died 2 Apr 1879. She was buried in Friends Cemetery, Uxbridge, ON.

He married secondly, 11 Nov 1885, Epsom, ON, Sophie Weir.[1] She was born about 1864, Pickering, ON, and died 10 Oct 1900, Ontario, ON.

Children of John8 and Louisa Adeline (O'Neil) Whitney:

i. Mary Elizabeth9 Whitney, b. ca. 1876, ON; also known as Mimi; m. 15 Apr 1902, Lanark Co., ON, James R. Thompson.
ii. John Whitney, b. ca. 1877, ON; m. 21 May 1901, Lanark Co., ON, Hattie Isabella Bothwell (1881–).

Children of John8 and Sophie (Weir) Whitney:

iii. Howard9 Whitney, b. ca. 1887, ON.
iv. Norman Weir Whitney, b. ca. 1889, ON.
v. William Arthur Whitney, b. 29 Sep 1891, ON; d. 30 May 1966, ON, aged 74 years; bur. 30 May 1966, Uxbridge Cemetery, Uxbridge, ON; m. Mabel Tinstell.


  • 1881, Reach, Ontario North Co., ON, p. 28:

Phillip Jun WHITNEY M 37 Ontario Farmer Mary WHITNEY M F 60 Ireland Phillip Sr WHITNEY M M 63 Ontario Farm Labourer John WHITNEY W M 31 Ontario Farm John WHITNEY M 4 Ontario Walter WHITNEY M 16 Ontario Farmer Hamilton WHITNEY M 24 Ontario Farmer

  • 1881, Reach, Ontario North Co., ON, p. 28:

William WHITNEY M 33 Irish Ontario Farmer Church of England Robert WHITNEY M 22 Irish Ontario Farmer Church of England Mary WHITNEY F 20 Irish Ontario Church of England Mary Elizabeth WHITNEY F 5 Irish Ontario Church of England


  • Census records.

1.^  Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927, from

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