Family:Whitney, Washington Irving (1834-1883)

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Washington Irving Whitney (Theodore S.), son of Theodore S. and ----- (-----) Whitney), was born 27 Jul 1834, Niagara, NY, and died 15 Mar 1883, Fort Wayne, IN, aged 48 years 7 months 14 days. He was buried in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN.[1]

He married, 23 Dec 1863, Allen Co., IN, Miranda P. Waters,[2] daughter of John P. and Minerva (Scott) Waters. She was born 2 Sep 1843, IN, and died 6 Apr 1905, Fort Wayne, IN. She was buried in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN.[3]

On 15 Apr 1882, he won $15,000 in the Louisiana Lottery.

Children of Washington Irving and Miranda P. (Waters) Whitney:

i. Theodore W. W. Whitney, b. 1864, IN; d. 16 Aug 1880, Allen Co., IN, aged 15 years.[4]
ii. John Irving Whitney, b. 1866, IN; d. 1906, obituary published 22 Jan 1906, Fort Wayne Sentinel;[5] m. 10 May 1891, Fort Wayne, IN, Sarah E. Brown.[6]
iii. William Whitney, b. 1869, IN; d. bef. 1880. Possibly the child for whom W. I. Whitney bought a coffin, 20 Jun 1875.[7]
iv. Benjamin Franklin Whitney, b. 17 Feb 1872; d. 24 Apr 1874, Fort Wayne, IN.[8]
v. Cora C. Whitney, b. 26 Mar 1877, Fort Wayne, IN; d. aft. 1940, then res. Niagara Falls, NY; m. 15 Jun 1898, Fort Wayne, IN, Thomas Markham Hennessy.[9]
vi. Harry Claud Whitney, b. 5 Sep 1879, IN; d. 12 Jun 1948; bur. Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, IN;[10] m. Jennie Elizabeth Butler.
vii. Rosa May Whitney, b. Sep 1881, IN; d. aft. 1949; m. 24 Jun 1903, Allen Co., IN, Julian John Perrey.[11]


67 74 Whitney, Washington 38 M W Engineer Wabash R.R. $1500 -- New York Male citizen over 21 " Maranda 26 F W Keeping house Indiana " Theodore 6 M W Indiana " John 4 M W Indiana " William 1 M W Indiana

W. I. WHITNEY 46 Self M M W NY R. R. Engineer NY NY Miranda P. WHITNEY 37 Wife F M W IN Keeping House NY NY T. W. W. WHITNEY 16 Son M W IN School NY IN J. Irving WHITNEY 14 Son M W IN School NY IN Cora C. WHITNEY 3 Dau F S W IN NY IN Harry C. WHITNEY 9M Son M S W IN NY IN M. E. WATERS 47 SisL F S W NY Home NY NY

176 196 Whitney, Miranda Head W F Sep 1843 56 wid 8ch 4liv Indiana New York New York Rents house -----, Rosa M. Dau W F Sep 1881 18 sgl Indiana New York Indiana Waist maker -----, Harry Son W M Sep 1879 20 sgl Indiana New York Indiana Machinist

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  • Census records.

1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #108305288, Washington Whitney.

2.^  Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, at

3.^  FindAGrave Memorial #120552835, Miranda P. Waters Whitney.

4.^  Allen County, Indiana Death Index, 1870s-1920s.

5.^  Allen County Obituary Index, 1900-July 30, 2015

6.^  Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, at

7.^  Peltier Funeral Home, Coffin Sales, 1862-1877, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

8.^  Fort Wayne and Allen County, IN Area Obituary Index, 1837-1899. Also, Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920.

9.^  Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, at

10.^  FindAGrave Memorial #70467889, Harry Claud Whitney.

11.^  Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, at

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