Family:Whitney, William Washington (c1849-1920)

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William Washington8 Whitney (Sewell7, Jonathan6, (prob.) Jonathan5, Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Sewell7 and Lucy (Craig) Whitney, was born about 1849, Kenduskeag or Kirkland, ME, and died 11 Dec 1920, prob. Oak Harbor, Island Co., WA.

He is found in census records as Washington W. Whitney, and his grave marker reads Washington Whitney. He was a farmer, being found in census records from 1880 through 1920 in Island Co., WA. He apparently never married, and died s.p. Throughout these records he is found cohabiting with Martha Jane Annis as brother and sister. No record has yet been found that he had a sister Martha Jane Whitney. Both Washington Whitney and Martha Jane Annis are buried in Maple Leaf Cemetery in Oak Harbor, WA.


Washington Whitney

Birth: unknown

Death: Dec. 11, 1920

Burial: Maple Leaf Cemetery Oak Harbor Island County Washington, USA

Martha Jane Annis

Birth: 1832

Death: 1932

Burial: Maple Leaf Cemetery Oak Harbor Island County Washington, USA

Martha Jane Annis:

From "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907" Martha Jane Frasier m. Edward H. Annis, 3 Jan 1858, civil in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine

Minnesota Census of 1 May 1875; Anoka, Anoka Co., MN: Edward Annis, b. ME, 41 Martha Annis, b. ME, 32 Augustus Annis, b. ME, 14 Wilbert Annis, b. MN, 6

From Public Member Tree, Townsend Family,

Edward H. Annis was b. 1833 in Maine. He m. Martha Jane Frasier on 3 Jan 1858 in Bangor, ME

He and Martha resided in Anoka, MN in 1875.

On 4 June 1879, Edward H. Annis m. Mercy Ellen (Houston) Townsend. She had previously m. Charles H. Townsend, whom she divorced in Oct 1878 in Penobscot Co., ME.


Heny MANHALL 55 Self M M W IRE Seaman IRE IRE Jane MANHALL 42 Wife F M I WA Keeping House WA WA Washington WHITNEY 31 Oth M S W ME Farmer ME ME Martha ANUAS 37 Sis F D W ME Keeping House ME ME Augustes ANUAS 18 Neph M S W ME At Home ME ME Wilbert ANUAS 11 Neph M S W MN At Home ME ME

Anuas is an error for Annis. He lives with Martha Annis, sister, and her two sons Augustus and Wilbert.

  • 1883 State, Island Co., WA: W. W. Whitney, 39, single; farmer; b. ME. Lives with Mrs. M. J. Annis, 45, single, b. ME; and her son Wilbert.
  • 1900 Oak Harbor, Island Co., WA:

Whitney, Washington Head W M Oct 1846 53 sgl Maine Farmer Annis, Martha J. Sus W F Feb 1842 58 wid 0ch 0liv Maine

  • 1910 Oak Harbor, Island Co., WA: Whitney, Washington W., 61, b. ME; farmer. Lives with Annis, Martha, Sister; 68, b. ME; 2 children, 2 survive.
  • 1920, Oak Harbor, Island Co., WA: Annis, Martha J.; 81, b. ME; widow. Lives with Whitney, Washington W., brother; 75; single; b. ME


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