Family:Widney, Samuel Alexander (1852-a1920)

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Samuel Alexander3 Widney (Wilson2, John1, JamesA), son of Wilson2 and Arabella (MacClay) Widney, was born 15 Nov 1852, Piqua, OH.

He married firstly, 21 Apr 1874, Oakland, CA, Anna Elizabeth Jenkins. She was born 31 Jan 1856, CA, and died 12 Apr 1942, Los Angeles, CA. There must have been a divorce between 1900 and 1907.

He married secondly, about 1907, Bena L. (-----) -----. She was born about 1852, KY, and died after 1910.

He married thirdly, 7 March 1922, Los Angeles, CA, Leah Hettie Davis, daughter of Thomas B. and Maria Jane (Ebey) Davis. She was born about 1871.

Children of Samuel Alexander3 and Anna Elizabeth (Jenkins) Widney:

i. Nina Belvidere4 Widney, b. 22 Nov 1874, Los Angeles, CA; d. 25 Apr 1960, Humboldt Co., CA; m.(1) 11 Jul 1901, Los Angeles, CA, Eddy Isham West; m.(2) 22 Mar 1913, San Francisco, CA, Adolph Geiger.
ii. Ida Arabella Widney, b. Aug 1876, Los Angeles, CA; d. 17 Jun 1948, Los Angeles, CA; m. 27 Jun 1905, Los Angeles, CA, Grant Hogeland.
iii. Samuel Freeman Widney, b. 1881, Los Angeles, CA; d. 1881, Los Angeles, CA.
iv. Wilson Denmark Widney, b. 9 Mar 1882, Los Angeles, CA; d. 28 Mar 1946, Los Angeles, CA; m. bef. 1914, Ada Peterson.
v. Mary Elizabeth Widney, b. ca. Sep 1885, Los Angeles, CA; d. 12 Jul 1886, Los Angeles, CA, aged 10 months; bur. Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA.[1]
vi. Ruth Johnston Widney, b. 1888, Los Angeles, CA; d. aft. 1923, m. 30 Nov 1916, Los Angeles, CA, Irl Teurman.
vii. Adna Winifred Widney, b. 29 Dec 1894, Los Angeles, CA; d. 15 Feb 1983, Multnomah Co., OR; m.(1) ----- Law; m.(2) 3 Oct 1936, Los Angeles, CA, Ralph H. Puddycomb.


A. Samuel WIDNEY 27 Self M M W OH Grocer Clerk OH PA E. Anna WIDNEY 24 Wife F M W CA Keeping House NY NY B. Mina WIDNEY 5 Dau F S W CA --- --- A. Ida WIDNEY 3 Dau F S W CA --- --- Regina SCHMIDT 27 Oth F S W OH Living In Family GER GER

Widney, Samuel A. Head W M 37 mar -----, Anna E. Wife W F 44 mar -----, Ida A. Dau W F 23 sgl -----, Ruth J. Dau W F 11 sgl -----, Adna W. Son W M 5 sgl

  • 1900, USFS Newark, US Naval Forces, Military and Naval Forces: William D. Widney, 18, b. CA, Apprentice 2nd Class.
  • 1910, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA: Samuel A. Widney, 58; wife Bena L. Widney, 58, married 3 years
  • 1920, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA: J. A. Widney (widower) age 78, minister of religion, living with brother S. A. Widney (married) age 68, minister of religion.


  • Census records.

1.^  Find A Grave memorial #9405183, Mary Elizabeth Widney.

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