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The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago: 1895)

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WHITNEY GENEALOGY. 397

3248. ORLANDO HASTINGS WHITNEY (Benjamin C., Cornelius, Joshua, Cornelius, Joshua, John), b. Conesus, N. Y., Aug. 22, 1826; m. July 14, 1859, Mary Charlotte LEMMON; b. Vardiek, N. Y., Nov. 11, 1839; d. Jan. 18, 1885. He d. May 6, 1886; res. Buffalo, N. Y., Chicago, and Waukegan, Ill. 6046. i. BRUCE, b. Apr. 5, 1860; res. 825 Jefferson Ave., Detroit, Mich. 6047. ii. MAUD L., b. Dec. 14, 1862. 6048. iii. JOHN COCHRAN, b. Mar. 23, 1865. 6049. iv. CLAUDE A., b. Jan. 30, 1867; d. Nov. 18, 1876. 6050. v. MINNIE MAY, b. May 18, 1869. 6051. vi. LAURA L., b. Nov. 11, 1872. 6052. vii. KATE L., b. Nov. 23, 1873; d. Mar. 16, 1874. 6053. viii. ROBERT L., b. Mar. 28, 1875. 6054. ix. CHAS. C., b. Apr. 28, 1878. 6055. x. GUILBERTE G., b. Mar. 12, 1881. 3252. JOHN JAY WHITNEY (Benjamin C., Cornelius, Joshua, Cornelius, Joshua, John), b. Conesus, N. Y., Aug. 11, 1837; m. June 29, 1861, Agnes Reynolds TEW; res. Jamestown, N. Y., and 41 Union Park, Boston, Mass. 6056. i. WILLIS RODNEY, b. Aug. 26, 1868; m. 1890, Evelyn JONES; res. J. 6057. ii. CAROLYN, b. June 9, 1870; m. Sept. 9, 1890, George Wells BARRETT; res. J. 3268. WILLIAM M. WHITNEY (William, Joseph, Joshua, Cornelius, Joshua, John), b. Ontario, N. Y., Sept. 23, 1828; m. at Le Roy, Sept. 9, 1851, Sarah L. CLARK; b. Oct. 17, 1829; d. Apr. 12, 1878; m. 2d at Kankakee, Aug. 12, 1880, Lois Spencer Col- ton MORGAN; b. May 17, 1825; d. Aug. 9, 1893. Wm. M. WHITNEY, second son of Wm. WHITNEY, born in Ontario, Wayne Co., N. Y., Sept. 23, 1828, reared on the farm, and having similar experience as that of most boys in country life, attending the district school during the school year till the age of 12, then only winters till 15, when he went first to West Walworth academy, and finally completed his school education at Macedon academy. Taught school ten years from the age of 19. Married Sarah L. CLARK, daughter of Nelson CLARK, of Le Roy, Jeff. Co., N. Y., Sept. 9, 1651. Moved to Du Page Co., Ill., Mar. 1, 1858. Elected to the office of clerk of the circuit court, and ex-officio recorder, on the Republican ticket at the general election, Nov., 1860; re-elected in 1864, holding the office eight years. Admitted to the practice of law, April 1868, but preferring another line of business, formed a partnership with Isaac CLAFLIN, Esq., of Chicago, in real estate and loans, which was continued for two years with mutual satisfaction, at which time it was dissolved. Elected in 1870 to the House of the 27th General Assembly of Ill. (being the first after the adoption of the new constitution). Burned out in the great Chicago fire, which, together with the panic following, caused serious pecuniary loss. Elected, in 1872, a member of the state board for the equalization of the taxes from the 1st congressional dist., comprising the first 7 wards of the city of Chicago, the south towns of Cook, and the whole of Du Page Co. In 1879 was chosen to fill the place of clerk of the Illinois Eastern Hospital for the insane, at Kankakee, having charge of the accounts of said institution, and the purchasing and distributing of the supplies of the same for eight years. At the present time, living quietly, without any active business, occasionally visiting among his children. In politics, Republican with a strong leaning toward prohibition of the sale of intoxicants, and in religion, quite liberal; res. Batavia, Ill. 6058. i. AUGUSTA E., b. June 10, 1853; m. Dec. 28, 1871, Edgar SAWYER; res. Denver, Col. Ch.: May, Florence and Irene. 6059. ii. MARY L., b. Aug. 26, 1856; Dec. 17, 1876. 6060. iii. ANNIE L., b. Apr. 1, 1859; m. Sept. 14, 1882, Dr. Eli Stillman B. SPENCER, who d. s. p., at West Winfield, N. Y., Feb. 27, 1892. Dr. Eli S. B. SPENCER, son of Dr. Spencer, of West Winfield, Herkimer Co., N. Y., born Sept. 18, 1854; educated in the schools of his native village, at Madison, N. Y., and at Hahnemann Medical College, Chicago, Ill., from which he graduated in the spring of 1882, and located in Omaha, Neb.; but soon after, by the urgent solicitations of friends, was induced to remove to his native village, where he became very much endeared to his patrons, and soon secured a lucrative practice, which was steadily growing at the time of his death, which occurred Feb., 1892, from pneumonia, resulting from exposure while riding day and night through the storms and deep snows (prevailing at

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