Family:Whitney, William Wort (1856-1908)

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William Wort Whitney (Ephraim Bennett), son of Ephraim Bennett Whitney, was born 18 Aug 1856, San Bernardino, CA, and died 27 Apr 1908, Red Bluff, CA.

He married firstly, 14 Nov 1880, Tehama Co., CA, Margaret Ann Norwood, daughter of Andrew Jackson and Frances Almira (Neidever) Norwood. She was born 1866, AR, and died 7 Dec 1892 , Red Bluff, CA. They were divorced. She married secondly, 13 Nov 1889, Tehama Co., CA, James Frank Hatfield.

He married secondly, 22 Aug 1892, Lassen Co., CA, Sarah Caroline Hipshire or Hipsher, daughter of Harvey and Caroline (Taylor) Hipsher. She was born 30 Apr 1869, CA, and died 20 Jan 1940, Butte Co., USA. She married secondly, between 1920 and 1930, Frank P. George of Red Bluff, CA, born about 1875, RI, and died after 1930.

He was perhaps the William W. Whitney listed in 1890 in Los Angeles, CA, with the business "Billings & Whitney", 58 North Daly, E. L. A.[1]

Children of William W. and Margaret Ann (Norwood) Whitney:

i. Frances Whitney, b. 8 Jun 1886, Red Bluff, CA; d. 15 June 1957, Red Bluff, CA; m. ----- Griffin or Griffith.
ii. John Wesley Whitney, b. 8 Mar 1888, Red Bluff, CA; d. 24 Nov 1942, Butte Co., CA; bur. Chico Cemetery, Chico, CA;[2] m. 1 Nov 1906, Tehama Co., CA, Lulia I. Hipsher, d. Mar. 1911.

Children of William W. and Sarah C. (Hipshire) Whitney:

iii. Margaret Caroline "Maggie" Whitney, b. 10 Jul 1893, Susanville, CA; d. 23 Jun 1943, Santa Rosa, CA; bur. Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery, Santa Rosa, CA;[3] m. Manuel Perry George.
iv. James William "Holiday" Whitney, b. 21 Sep 1894, Squaw Valley (Holiday Ranch), Fresno Co., CA; m. Inez Cooper.


Margaret C. Whitney/George's death certificate has her father as William W. Whitney, b. San Bernardino, CA. Information was give by Margaret's daughter; Margaret George/Jackson.

Sarah Caroline Hipshire is listed under Sara George in the California Death Index. She died 20 Jan 1940, Butte Co., California.

William Wort, Whitney born 18 Aug 1856 in San Bernardino, CA, died 27 Apr 1908 in Red Bluff, CA, father was Ephraim Bennett Whitney born 1812 in New York, died before 1880 in CA, mother unknown.

"MARGARET E. NORWOOD born Arkansas 1866 married 1st Tehama Co., Nov 14, 1880, William Wort Whitney born CA, August 18, 1856, died Red Bluff, April 27, 1908, son of Ephraim Whitney; she married 2nd Tehama Co., July 30, 1882, Charles M. Haynes, born 1854, OH." - Lingenfelter Archives


John W. CANARD 53 Self M M W VA Farmer VA VA Susan CANARD 51 Wife F M W VA Keeping House VA VA Rosa CANARD 25 Dau F S W MO VA VA Walter R. CANARD 23 Son M S W MO VA VA Arthur S. CANARD 17 Son M S W MO VA VA Albert M. CANARD 14 Son M S W MO VA VA Susie V. CANARD 12 Dau F S W MO VA VA Eby J. CANARD 6 Son M S W MO VA VA A.R. WHITE 44 Oth M M W PA Blacksmith MA OH Wm. KELLY 38 Oth M M W SCT Laborer SCT SCT E.W. CONRAD 23 Oth M S W VA Laborer VA VA Wm. WHITE 17 Oth M S W MI Laborer PA MI J.W. HOLT 40 Oth M M W IL Laborer TN TN V. SARTERLU 45 Oth M M W NY Laborer NY NY Manal SILVA 23 Oth M S W PORTUGAL Laborer PORT(UGAL) PORT(UGAL) W. W. WHITNEY 24 Oth M S W CA Laborer NY OH Chs. WHITE 23 Oth M S W MI Laborer PA MI

  • 1900: not found.
  • 1910 Census, Woodland Ward 2, Yolo Co., CA: Sarah Whitney, 40, and son James.
  • 1920 Census, Washington, Yolo Co., CA: Sarah Whitney, 49, son James W Whitney, 24, daughter-in-law Inas Whitney, 26, and grandson Paul Whitney 7.
  • 1930, Red Bluff, Tahoma Co., CA: Frank P. George, 55, and wife Sarah George, 59.


1.^ Los Angeles, California City Directories, 1888-90 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Los Angeles Directory for 1890. Los Angeles, CA: n.p., 1890.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #114686370, John Wesley Whitney.

3.^  Find A Grave memorial #105218088, Margaret Caroline "Maggie" Whitney George.

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