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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. 557

5542. HON. LEWIS CASS WHITNEY (Wait, Thomas, Peter, Josiah, Josiah, [NOTE] Jonathan, John), b. Danville, O., June 20, 1851; m. Centerville, Ia., June 30, 1877, Mamie Eunice BEST. Lewis Cass WHITNEY, born June 20, 1851, in Brown township, Knox Co., O. Born with the measles. Attended one term of school at Hayesville academy, at Hayes- ville, O. At fourteen went west to Iowa. Next year went to Denver, Col.; same year went to St. Louis, Mo. Through the aid of his brother, A. G. WHITNEY, he entered the I. I. university at Champaign City, Ill., in the year 1868; attended three years; taught school several terms in Illinois; went back to. Iowa in 1871; studied law with Judge Joseph C. KNAPP at Keosauqua, Van Buren Co., Ia.; was admited to the bar in 1872; commenced practice at Centerville, Ia. Was a Democrat in politics; took an active part in the politics of Iowa. Was elected mayor of Centerville four terms. Was married to Mamie Eunice BEST at Centerville, Ia., June 30, 1877. Moved to Sedan, Kan., 1885. Was a Democrat candidate for county attorney of Chautauqua Co., Kan., in the year 1887, and again in 1889; defeated both times by a small major- ity, the last time by seventeen votes. The county was several hundred Republican. Removed to Snohomish, Wash., 1891. Was a candidate for county attorney on Democratic ticket in 1892 for Snohomish county; was defeated in a three-cornered fight by the Peoples' Party candidate by forty-three votes. His marriage was an unfortunate one, both for his wife and himself; it was unhappy from the first; was ended by his wife getting a divorce, practically by agreement, in 1889. Of this mar- riage three children were born; all boys. His wife is still living and is now Mrs. L. G. MCPHERSON; res. Sedan, Kan. At Snohomish he formed a copartnership in the law business with the Hon. J. W. FRAME, one of the leading Democrats of the state. Their firm have taken a high standing at the bar; res. Snohomish, Wash. 8437. i. CECIL, b. Dec. 17, 1878 8438. ii. HANSEL, b. Sept. 20, 1880. 8439. iii. MONFORT, b. Aug. 6, 1882. 5548. EDWARD ELI WHITNEY (Ebenezer J., Thomas, Peter, Josiah, Josiah, [NOTE] Jona- than, John), b. West Hartford, Vt., Nov. 5, 1832; m. in Knox Co., O., Jan. 17, 1864, Lettia Jane PARRISH; res. Danville, O. 8440. i. WILLIE LINCOLN, b. -----. 8441. ii. CHANNING PHOENIX, b. -----. 8442. iii. MARY AMANDA, b. -----. 5551. GURDON BOARDMAN WHITNEY (Ebenezer J., Thomas, Peter, Josiah, Josiah, [NOTE] Jonathan, John), b. Brown, O., Nov. 29, 1839; m. there Jan. 12, 1860, Ann ILGENFRIEG. He served in the civil war as a private in Co. B., 142d Regt. Ohio National Guard and died Aug. 4, 1864, in the Balfour U. S. General hospital at Portsmouth, Va., of camp diarrhoea, and was buried there in the U. S. cemetery; res. Brown, O. 8443. i. IDA LUCINDA. 5556. JOSEPH ROBERT WHITNEY (John J., Thomas, Peter, Josiah, Josiah, [NOTE] Jon- athan, John), b. Loudonville, O., Nov. 2, 1851; m. in Peru, O., May 25, 1881, Carra E. HOSKINS, b. Feb. 20, 1857. He was born at the WHITNEY homestead, east of Loudonville; has been a resi- dent of that town since, the farm, since his brother's death, and the care of his mother occupying his time. In the spring of 1881 he married Miss Carra HOSKINS, of Norwalk, northern Ohio. They have one son; res. Loudonville, O. 8444. i. JOHN WRIGHT, b. July 25, 1882. 5580. ANSEL DEWEY WHITNEY (Zabad, Jonathan, Peter, Josiah, Josiah, [NOTE] Jonathan, John), b. Royalton, Vt., Aug. 2, 1827; m. there Jan. 27, 1853, Jerusha F. CRANDALL, b. Sept. 27, 1831; he is a cabinet maker; res. Worcester, Mass. 8445. i. ALMA T., b. Oct. 20, 1853; d. Apr. 12, 1861. 8446x. ii. WALTER SCOTT, b. Mar. 14, 1858; m. Annie F. KEENAN. 8447. iii. HELEN G., b. Sept. 14, 1867; m. Nov. 10, 1887, Vinal S. WRIGHT; res. 7 Jaques St., Worcester. 5582. CHARLES CARROLL WHITNEY (Zebina, Jonathan, Peter, Josiah, Josiah, [NOTE] Jonathan, John), b. Tunbridge, Vt., July 30, 1836; m. Mar. 2, 1862, Hattie M. PERHAM, of Bethel. He was first lieut. of Co. E, 2d. Regt. Vt. Vols., during the war; res. Tunbridge, Vt., and E. Bethel, Vt. 8448. i. WILLIS WARD, b. Jan. 16, 1863, m. Emma SANBORN.

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