Family:Whitney, Lewis R. (1861-1905)

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Lewis R.8 Whitney (Albert7, Rufus6, Tarball5, Solomon4, David3, Joshua2, John1.), son of Albert7 and Sarah A. (Treat) Whitney,[1] was born 9 Oct 1861, Almond, NY,[2] and died 30 Nov 1905, Bingham, MI.[3]

He married 24 Jan 1896, Greendale, MI, Daisy G. Husted[4], daughter of Albert and Hannah Elizabeth (Birch) Husted. She was born 1879 in New Haven, Gratiot Co., MI, and died 1965 in Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan.

They lived in Greendale, Midland Co., Michigan.

Lewis and Daisy had a short marriage. When their son (Albert Bert Cunningham) was born in 1897 he was listed on the Return of Births for Greendale, Midland, MI, by last name only. Daisy filed for divorce[5] on 17 November 1899 because of extreme cruelty and repeated cruelty and the decree was filed on 7 July 1900. In 1900, Lewis was boarding in a house on St. Johns Street in Ithaca village, Gratiot Co., MI and was a night watchman at the mill. Thomas E. and Lillian A. (Douglas) Cunningham had become the guardian of their child who was going by the name Bertie. Lewis suffered a cerebral hemmorage and died on 30 Nov 1905 after a length illness that begin on 26 Dec 1904.

Children of Lewis R8 and Daisy G. (Husted) Whitney:

i. Albert Bert9 Cunningham, b. 7 Sep 1897; d. Jul 1966; m. Viola Azella Williams


  • 1870, Saginaw, Saginaw County, MI:

752 690 McNett Alexander 29 M W Farm Labor 325 New York 1 Sarah Ann 28 F W Keeping House New York Louis R 9 M W Attends School New York Emma 3 F W New York

221 230 Alexander MCNETT 40 Self M M W NY Farmer NY NY Sarah A. MCNETT 35 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Emma R. MCNETT 12 Dau F S W NY At Home NY NY Lewis R. WHITNEY 19 Son M S W NY Works On Farm NY NY

161 161 Whitney, Lewis Brdr W M May 1861 39 div New York New York New York Night watch at mill


1.^  Return of Marriage Record (see note 4).

2.^  Death Certificate (see note 3).

3.^  Certificate of Death, Michigan, Reg.No. 19, Lewis Whitney.

4.^  Michigan Marriages 1868-1925, Film 2342504 DGS 4207885 Image 19 Ref v3p305rn517 (Return of Marriage Record for Midland County pg 305 - Lewis Whitney).

5.^  Gratiot County Divorce Records, Record Number 34, Daisy Whitney VS Lewis Whitney, Gratiot County Historical and Geneology Society,

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