Archive:Pen Pictures from the Garden of the World
H. S. Foote, 1888, Pen Pictures from the Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated (Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888), pp. 373-374.
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George Whitney, the popular liveryman of San Jose, is a native of Ontario, Canada, born at Kemptville, April 4, 1860, his parents being John and Mary (McMullen) Whitney. The subject of this sketch was reared to the age of seventeen at his native place, then came to California and located at San Jose. Two years later he went to Napa County, and after a year and a half there went to Colusa County. Eight months later he returned to San Jose, and farmed in this vicinity until 1883. He then engaged in the livery business, as a member of the firm of Whitney & Donnelly. The firm does a large business, having fifteen horses and twelve vehicles, of best description, constantly in use.
Mr. Whitney was married, in San Jose, October 15, 1885, to Miss Lucia, daughter of Major H. S. Foote. He is a member of Santa Clara Lodge, I. O. O. F., Santa Clara Encampment, and Santa Clara Canton. Politically, he is a Republican.