Archive:Civil War Pension File, Augustus E. Whitney
Civil War Pension File of Augustus E. Whitney
Widow: Jeanette Whitney
Invalid Applic. # 643662 Cert. # 802978
Widow Applic. # 1165250 Cert. # 896455
National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
Augustus E. Whitney Enlisted as a private in Co. D, 4th Minnesota Infantry on October 8, 1861 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He was discharged October 7, 1864 at St. Louis, Missouri. Augustus was born 19 June 1844 in Aroostook Co., Maine (at Presque Isle, KLW) and died at Brainerd, Crow Wing Co, Minnesota on 9 October 1920. At that time the family lived at 507 3rd Ave, NE, in Brainerd.
Augustus was 5 feet, 8 inches tall, dark complected, gray eyes, and black hair. He was a farmer.
Augustus married Jeanette E. Deputy on October 17, 1867 in Forest City, Meeker Co., Minnesota. Jeanette was born 9 August 1849 at Jennings Co., Indiana. At the end of her life, she resided at the Minnesota Solfiers Home in Minneapolis, and died in Minneapolis on 24 December 1928 while on furlough from the Soldiers Home. She was buried in Brainerd.
After discharge from the military, Augustus returned home to Kingston, Meeker Co., MN in October of 1864. He resided there intil 1867, when he moved to Minneapolis. In 1868, he moved to North Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana, and in 1870, returned to Minneapolis. In 1873, he moved back to North Vernon, where he remained until 1880, when he moved back to Minneapolis. In 1882 he moved to Brainerd, where he spent the rest of his life.
A record of the family of Augustus E. Whitney is as follows:
- Orrin Whitney, b. 18 August 1815
- Hannah D. Whitney, b. 6 February 1818
- Augustus E. Whitney, b. 19 June 1844
- Jeanette Whitney, b. 9 August 1849
- Emma V. Whitney, b. 5 June 1869
- George O. Whitney, b. 9 September 1871 Children added after this record:
- Harry O. Whitney, b. June 21, 1876
- Florence B. Whitney, b. 5 October 1882
Son Harry Omer Whitney was married to Mabel B. Whitney. They lived at 4928 Aldrich Ave., South Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Somehow connected to this family is A. Maude Whitney, 28 Caryl Ave., Yonkers, New York.
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