Family:Whitney, Walter Jay (1847-1898)

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Walter Jay8 Whitney (Thomas7, Cornelius6, Cornelius5, Matthias4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Thomas7 and Annie (Jewel) Whitney, was born 3 Mar 1847, Albion, NY, and died 7 Oct 1898, Oakfield, IA, in a buggy accident. He was buried in Oakfield Cemetery, Oakfield, IA.[1]

He married, 1 Sep 1868, Rockford, IL, Harriet Chase, daughter of George Washington and Christeann (Patten) Chase. She was born 17 Dec 1848, Bath, NY, and died 1 Jul 1932. She was buried in Oakfield Cemetery, Oakfield, IA.[2]

He was a veterinary surgeon; resided Exira, IA.

Children of Walter Jay8 and Harriet (Chase) Whitney:

i. Orley H.9 Whitney, b. 25 Oct 1868; d. 30 May 1877.
ii. Jessie M. Whitney, b. 9 Oct 1871, Shelby Co., IA; d. 9 Jan 1933, Alsea, OR; m. 7 Dec 1887, Exira, IA, William D. Poage; resided Exira, IA.
iii. Leonard J. Whitney, b. 22 May 1873, Walnut Grove, IA; d. 9 May 1956, Hebron, NE; m. 16 Jul 1900, Exira, IA, Kittie Ethel Bowman; resided Exira, IA.


6 6 Whitney, J. Jay 25 M W Farmer $500 $500 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Harriet 23 F W Keeping House New York -----, Orley 2 F W At home Iowa

Jay WHITNEY 37 Self M M W NY Vetinary Surgeon NY NY Harriett WHITNEY 36 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Jessie WHITNEY 7 Dau F S W IA NY NY Leonard WHITNEY 6 Son M S W IA NY NY Guis VAN KEMERT 21 Oth M S W HOLLAND Farmer HOLLAND HOLLAND O. C. WHITNEY 28 Oth M S W NY Painter NY NY

  • 1885 State, Township 78 Range 35 Section 17 Lot 3 SW 1/4 SE 1/4, Exira, Audubon Co., IA, p. 104:

48 49 Whitney, Walter 41 M mar Vetinary Surg. New York Parents native, voter, subject to military service Whitney, Harriet 30 F mar Keeping house New York Parents native -----, Jessie 14 F sgl -- Shelby Parents native -----, Lenoard 11 M sgl -- Shelby Parents native

158 158 Whitney, Harriett Head W F Dec 1849 50 wid 3ch 2liv New York New York New York Owns free house -----, Leonard Son W M May 1874 26 sgl Iowa New York New York Day laborer Jones, Emily J. Brdr W F Oct 1835 64 wid 8ch 6liv New York New York New York Bruner, Lucena Brdr W F Feb 1823 77 wid 11ch 8liv Kentucky Virginia Germany


1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #73251997, Walter J. Whitney.

2.^  FindAGrave Memorial #73251957, Harriett Ann Chase Whitney.

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