Family:Whitney, Alanson (1830-1914)

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Alanson7 Whitney (Samuel6, David5, Matthias4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Samuel6 and Mary (Jackson) Whitney, was born 13 Nov 1830, Augusta Twp., Grenville Co., ON, and died 29 Apr 1914, Waverly, Bremer Co., IA.

He married firstly, 14 Sep 1854, Sophia Young, daughter of Joseph W. and Mary (Jackson) Young. She was born 1835, Augusta Twp., Grenville Co., ON, and died 21 Feb 1855, Augusta Twp., Grenville Co., ON.

He married secondly, 6 Jun 1858, Prescott, ON, Delaney Young, daughter of Daniel and Olive (-----) Young. She was born 14 Mar 1838, Brockville, ON, and died 22 Sep 1909, Finchford, IA.

Children of Alanson7 and Sophia (Young) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Children of Alanson7 and Delaney (Young) Whitney:

i. Laura8 Whitney or Lawrida Whitney, b. 18 May 1859, IL; d. 13 Oct 1860, IL.
ii. Mary O. Whitney, b. 14 May 1860, Nora Springs, IA, or Ogle Co., IL; m. 5 Mar 1879, John H. Shanks.
"The boyhood of John Shanks Jr. was spent in Chicago and Elgin, Illinois, and Waterloo, Iowa, and he received a common school education, working in his father's store when old enough to be of assistance. When the family moved to Black Hawk county, Iowa, he helped on the farm until his marriage, then rented a farm and began on his own account. In 1880 he moved to Cerro Gordo county, where he rented land fifteen years, then purchased his present farm, which he has improved in many ways. He has made a specialty of raising and feeding stock and is considered on the leading farmers of the community. He is actively interest in public affairs, is a Republican in politics and served four years as school director. He and his wife have many friends and stand high in the estimation of their neighbors. On March 5, 1879, Mr. Shanks married Mary O. Whitney, born in Ogle county, Illinois, May 14, 1861, daughter of Alanson and Delinay (Young) Whitney. Mr. Whitney was born in Prescott, Canada, and his wife was also a native of Canada, he born November 13, 1830, and she March 14, 1838. She died September 22, 1909, and he now lives at Shell Rock, Iowa. They moved from Canada to Ogle county, Illinois, in 1858 and about seven years later moved to Black Hawk county, Iowa. Mrs. Shanks is the oldest of their nine children, all of whom are living, namely: Mrs. Shanks, Mrs. Elizabeth Harmon, of Joplin, Missouri; C. A., of Quinby, Iowa; Mrs. Bertha Schohner, of Glenwood Springs, Colorado; Mrs. Cynthia Richards, of Shell Rock, Iowa; S. B. and C. N., of Waverly, Iowa; Rosco, of Janesville, Iowa; and Buren, of El Paso, Texas. Children as follows have blessed the union of Mrs. Shanks and his wife: John A., of Portland township; Mabel H., wife of Carroll Chapman, of Nora Springs, Iowa; Arthur I., of Nora Springs; Olive May, at home; Charles R., of Nora Springs; and Ray W. and Kenneth S., at home." Children:
a. John A. Shanks, b. -----; of Portland township.
b. Mabel H. Shanks, b. -----; m. Carroll Chapman, of Nora Springs, IA.
c. Arthur I. Shanks, b. -----; of Nora Springs, IA.
d. Olive May Shanks, b. -----.
e. Charles R. Shanks, b. -----; of Nora Springs, IA.
f. Ray W. Shanks, b. -----.
g. Kenneth S. Shanks, b. -----.
iii. Anne Elizabeth Whitney, b. 11 Aug 1861, IL; m. ----- Harmon; res. Joplin, MO.
iv. Chester A. Whitney, b. Sep 1864, 1 Sep 1863, or 9 Jan 1863, Lee Co., IL; m. Edith A. "Dell" Forsythe.
v. Bertha Mabel Whitney, b. 12 Jun 1865, IA; d. 6 Oct 1926, Denver, CO; m.(1) John W. Dollison; m.(2) 8 May 1887, Bremer Co., IA, Frederick Adolphus Fulghum; m.(3) ----- Schohner, of Glenwood Springs, CO.
vi. Cynthia Whitney, b. 22 Dec 1867, Bremer Co, IA; m. 22 Dec 1887, Bremer Co., IA, Thomas Uriah Richards.
vii. Samuel Brown Whitney, b. 1 Dec 1869, Bremer Co., IA; m. Mary Arabella "Mamie" Richards.
viii. Hattie May Whitney, b. 3 Apr 1872, IA; d. 10 Aug 1873, IA.
ix. Charles L. Whitney, b. 11 Sep 1876, IA; d. 19 Dec 1956, Mason City, IA; m.(1) Etta May Jordan; m.(2) Mabel A. -----.
x. Roscoe Conklin Whitney, b. 24 Nov 1880, IA; d. Jun 1966, IA; m.(1) Barbara Miller; m.(2) Dora Garner.
xi. Buren Sherman Whitney, b. 14 May 1883, Waverly, IA; m. Lula LaVern Strunk.

Census

2973 2789 Alanson Whitney 29 M - Farmer 2000 426 Ca. [?Canada?] Delany " 22 F - " Laura " 1 F - Ill.

64 64 Whitney, Alanson 39 M W Farmer $2000 $1070 Canada Parents foreign born " Delana 32 F W Keeping house Canada Parents foreign born " Mary 10 F W At home Illinois Parents foreign born, Attended school " Ann E. 9 F W At home Illinois Parents foreign born, Attended school " Chester A. 6 M W At home Illinois Parents foreign born, Attended school Whitney, Bertha 5 F W At home Iowa Parents foreign born, Attended school " Cynthia 2 F W At home Iowa Parents foreign born " Samuel B. 5/12 M W At home Iowa Parents foreign born, Born in Dec

Amos WHITNEY 49 Self M M W CAN Farmer NY IRE Delana WHITNEY 42 Wife F M W CAN Keeps House CAN VT Anne E. WHITNEY 19 Dau F S W IL At Home CAN CAN Chester WHITNEY 16 Son M S W IL Works On Farm CAN CAN Bertha WHITNEY 14 Dau F S W IA At Home CAN CAN Cynthia WHITNEY 11 Dau F S W IA At Home CAN CAN Samuel WHITNEY 9 Son M S W IA At Home CAN CAN Charles WHITNEY 5 Son M S W IA At Home CAN CAN

"Amos" is an error for "Alanson".

119 127 Whitney, Alanson Head W M Nov 1830 69 mar 42 Canada Eng. Massachusetts Ireland Immig. 1858, Nat., Farmer, Owns free farm -----, Delana Wife W F Mar 1838 66 mar 42 13ch 9liv Canada Eng. Canada Eng. Vermont Immig. 1858 -----, Roscoe Son W M Nov 1880 19 sgl Iowa Canada Eng. Canada Eng. Farm laborer -----, Buren Son W M May 1883 17 sgl Iowa Canada Eng. Canada Eng. Farm laborer

223 224 Whitney, Chester Head W M Sep 1864 35 mar 9 Illinois Canada Canada Farmer, Rents farm -----, Edith Wife W F May 1864 36 mar 9 3ch 2liv Ohio Ohio Ohio -----, Florence Dau W F May 1897 3 sgl Iowa Illinois Ohio -----, Clive Son W M Feb 1896 4 sgl Iowa Illinois Ohio

382 389 Whitney, Samuel B. Head W M Dec 1869 30 mar 10 Iowa Canada Eng. Canada Eng. Farmer, Rents farm -----, Mary A. Wife W F Dec 1868 31 mar 10 4ch 4liv Illinois England Scotland -----, Robert N. Son W M May 1891 8 sgl Iowa Iowa Illinois At school -----, Mary D. Dau W F Nov 1892 7 sgl Iowa Iowa Illinois At school -----, Venus E. Dau W F Jun 1895 4 sgl Iowa Iowa Illinois -----, Samuel L. Son W M Mar 1900 3m sgl Iowa Iowa Illinois Scott, Claud Srvt W M --- 1882 18 --- Illinois Pennsylvania Illinois Farm laborer

References

  • Census records.
  • Public trees at Ancestry.com.

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