Family:Whitney, John Burton (1866-1953)

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John Burton8 Whitney (Llewellyn7, John Godfrey6, Nathan5, Benjamin4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Llewellyn7 and Eliza Pamelia (Otis) Whitney, was born 16 Mar 1866, Rockford, IA, and died 4 Dec 1953. He was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Fort Lupton, CO.[1]

He married firstly, about 1895, Rosetta Maude [?Engram?]. She was born Feb 1876, OH, and died 1 Jan 1925. She was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Fort Lupton, CO.[2]

He married secondly, 5 Nov 1926, Littleton, CO, Elizabeth (Brown) Giles,[3] daughter of James and Rebecca (McCullough) Brown. She was born 16 Sep 1886, St. Catharines, Lincoln, ON, Canada, and died 1966. She had married firstly, 20 Apr 1908, Brookline, MA, John Thomas Giles.[4] She was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Fort Lupton, CO.[5]

Children of John Burton8 and Rosetta Maude ([?Engram?]) Whitney:

i. Phaen9 Whitney, b. Jul 1896, KS; m. James Guy Cook.

Children of John Burton8 and Elizabeth (Giles) Whitney:

ii. Millicent Giles Whitney, b. 16 Jan 1927, Fort Lupton, CO; m. Harvey Leroy Sell.


194 194 Whitney, John Head W M Jan 1865 35 mar 5 Iowa New York New York Typesetter, Rents house -----, Rosetta Wife W F Feb 1876 24 mar 5 1ch 1liv Ohio Ohio Ohio -----, Phaen Dau W F Jul 1896 3 sgl Kansas Iowa Ohio

  • 1910, Wheatland, Laramie, Wyoming.
  • 1920, Fowler, Otero, Colorado.
  • 1930, Fort Lupton, Weld, Colorado.
  • 1940, Fort Lupton, Weld, Colorado.


  • Census records.

1.^  Find A Grave Memorial #57285990, John B. Whitney.

2.^  Find A Grave Memorial #57285645, E. Maude Whitney.

3.^  Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006, from

4.^  Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, from

5.^  Find A Grave Memorial #55524408, Elizabeth Giles Whitney.

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