Family:Whitney, Wilson Wheelock (1870-1910)

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Wilson Wheelock9 Whitney (Edward8, Joseph7, Palmer6, Joseph5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1), son of Edward8 and Catherine Ann (Plouch) Whitney, was born 7 Jul 1870,[1] , and died 23 Apr 1910, Missoula, Montana.[2]

He married 1st, Florence Yount.[3]

He married 2nd, 17 Sep 1902, Red Oak, Iowa, Nellie May Sheets, daughter of William and Mary (Johnson) Sheets.[4] She was b. abt. 1884, Illinois.[5]

Wilson's first wife, Flo, left with two children, possibly one boy and one girl; one may have died. They res. Clarinda, Iowa.[6]

At the time of the 1900 U.S. Census, Wilt res. at Osceola, Clarke Co., Iowa; he was a boarder with Sheldon R. Howe.[7]

In SEP 1902, Wilt was a laborer.[8]

According to his father’s “Report of Heirs at Law” in SEP 1909, Wilt was 39 years of age and res. at Livingston, Park Co., Montana.[9]

At the time of his death, Wilt “had been a resident of Florence [Ravalli Co., Montana] for the last five years and was engaged in the contracting business”.[10] He was a widower.[11]

Children of Wilson Wheelock and Florence (Yount) Whitney:

--The children of this couple have not yet been identified.

Children of Wilson Wheelock and Nellie May (Sheets) Whitney:

--No children have been identified for this couple.


348 358 Howe, Sheldon R. Head W M Jun 1832 67 mar 20 Vermont Vermont Vermont Land Lord Hotel, Owns free house -----, Ellen S. Wife W F Sep 1849 50 mar 20 -ch -liv Vermont Vermont Vermont ... Whitney, Wilson W. Brdr W M Jul 1870 29 sgl Iowa New York Illinois Day laborer [and 3 servants and 16 other boarders]


1.^  "Interview With Marie Clark, Vera Urich, and Mary Griffeth at Red Oak, IA", Gary E. Swinson, Torrance, CA, 1986.

2.^  [Death Certificate]

3.^  "Interview With Marie Clark, Vera Urich, and Mary Griffeth at Red Oak, IA", Gary E. Swinson, Torrance, CA, 1986.

4.^  [Marriage License; married by A. W. Watson, Justice of the Peace]

5.^  [Marriage License; according to her age listed on the license, Nellie was born between 18 Sep 1883 and 17 Sep 1884.]

6.^  [Notes made by brother Clinton Andrew Whitney]

7.^  [1900 US Census, Oscoela, Clarke Co., Iowa]

8.^  [Marriage License]

9.^  [Edward Whitney Estate Papers]

10.^  [Obituary published in the Daily Missoulian, 26 Apr 1910]

11.^  [Death Certificate]

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