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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. 659

9215. ORVILLE C. WHITNEY (Merrick T., Torrey, Moses, Samuel, Samuel, Na- thaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Oct. 13, 1849; m. June 30, 1875, Mary S. SEVERY, b. Nov. 1857. He is an insurance agent and gr. at Hillsdale college, Mich., in 1875; res. New Milford, Pa. 9867. i. LUCIELLE, b. May 24, 1876. 9868. ii. NELLIE, b. Jan. 31, 1878. 9869. iii. FRED N., b. Apr. 3, 1886. 9217. CHARLES FREEMONT WHITNEY (Merrick T., Torrey, Moses, Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Jan 13, 1858; m. Jan 31, 1880 Rena A. FLETCHER, b. Jan 31, 1860; res. on the old homestead; P.O. add. North Jackson, Pa. 9870. i. MABELLE M., b. Jan. 31, 1882. 9871. ii. LENA G., b. Jan. 26, 1885. 9872. iii. MERRICK C., b. May 6, 1889. 9873. iv. Infant, b. May 25, 1891. 9219. LEANDER B. WHITNEY (Joel B., Torrey, Moses, Samuel, Samuel, Na- thaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Oct. 21, 1846; m. Nov. 31, 1873, Jennie M. ROGERS, b. Apr. 2, 1852. He resides in Thompson on a part of the old homestead. Served with his father in Co. F, 50th N.Y. Engineers, enlisting Feb. 16, 1864, and being discharged June 13, 1865; res. Thompson, Pa. 9874. i. ALLEN C., b. Mar. 29, 1876. 9875. ii. RAYMOND L., b. June 28, 1879. 9876. iii. FRANK D., b. Mar. 8, 1881. 9877. iv. ARCHIE C., b. Aug. 13, 1883; d. Apr. 7, 1884. 9878. v. HARRY W., B. Feb. 8, 1887. 9220. ALONZO E. WHITNEY (Joel B., Torrey, Moses, Samuel, Samuel, Na- thaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. May 27, 1850; m. Mar. 1, 1879, Della F. SIMPSON, b. July 4, 1859. Lives on half of the old homestead; res. Thompson, Pa. 9879. i. FLOYD L., b. Feb. 1, 1880. 9880. ii. BERTIE L., b. Nov. 12, 1881. 9881. iii. NETTIE MAE, b. Sept. 2, 1884. 9882. iv. FLOSSIE BELLE, b. Jan. 14, 1887. 9883. v. MABEL, b. May 9, 1889; d. Sept. 2, 1890. 9224. WILLIAM M. WHITNEY (Russell V., Torrey, Moses, Samuel, Samuel, Na- thaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Oct 21, 1855; m. at Elk Lake, Pa., May 12, 1881, Ida E. HAMLIN, b. June 30, 1857; res. Susquehanna, Pa. 9884. i. ETHEL M., b. June 27, 1882. 9885. ii. FRED H., b. Mar. 29, 1885, d. Sept. 19, 1885. 9886. iii INFANT, b. Feb. 13, 1887; d. Mar 1, 1887. 9887. iv. ARTHUR RAY, b. May 9, 1890; d. Aug. 6, 1890. 9225. EDWIN S. WHITNEY (Russell V., Torrey, Moses, Samuel, Samuel, Na- thaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Feb 15, 1862; m. June 20, 1883 Emma E. LARRABEE, b. Aug. 7, 1863; res. hompson, Pa. 9888. i. MONROE W., b. Sept. 30, 1886. 9266. BISHOP ORSON FERGUSON WHITNEY (Horace K., Newel K., Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John) b. Salt Lake City, Utah, July 1, 1855; m. Dec 18, 1879, Zina Beal SMOOT, b. Feb. 20, 1859. Orson Ferguson Whitney, preacher, poet and historian, is the fifth child and third son of Horace Kimball and Helen Mar Kimball WHITNEY, and was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 1, 1855. His childhood and early youth were passed in an uneventful manner, and up to his 15th year he had acquired merely the customary common school education given most boys in the larger cities of the far west at that time. College graduations were almost unknown, and though the subject of this sketch passed with credit through the Deseret university, the main institution of learning in the territory, it was with no greater marks of distinction than attended most of the others of his schoolmates. He spent some time, as a lad of 13, working on the construction of the Union Pacific railway, and for some years earned a liveli- hood and aided his parents by laboring as a teamster, a clerk and a traveler for a mercantile house. It was not till 1874, at the age of 19 that the mind of young WHITNEY turned toward those more elevated channels which were to lead him to a definite

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