Family:Whitney, Andrew Jackson (1829-1913)

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Andrew Jackson8 Whitney (Jonathan Wood7, Abraham6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Jonathan Wood7 and Abigail (Brooks) Whitney, was born 31 Jan 1829, Stow, MA,[1] and died 3 Jun 1913, Rock Island, IL. He was buried in Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, IL.[2]

He married firstly, 9 Aug 1852, Cuyahoga Co., OH, Lucretia Blodgett,[3] daughter of Theodore Blodgett. She was born about 1830, NY, and died 20 Dec 1864, Keokuk Co., IA.

He married secondly, 14 May 1867, Des Moines Co., IA, Kate E. Kelly.[4] She was born Dec 1839, Canada, and died 30 Apr 1912, Rock Island, IL. She was buried in Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, IL.[5]

Captain Whitney was a steamboat owner who contractually hauled supplies and equipment for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers up and down the Mississippi. During a storm, his boat tore from its moorings and drifted downstream toward the Crescent Bridge. Since the crew had no steam up, they could only drop anchor. The anchor dragged and finally caught, bending in the process. Captain Whitney said later that the bent anchor "saved his bacon" that day, and it now rests on his grave.

Children of Andrew Jackson8 and Lucretia (Blodgett) Whitney:

i. Frank A.9 Whitney, b. May 1853, Chicago, IL; m. Annie V. Carter.
ii. Marietta Whitney, b. Oct 1854, IL; d. 20 Oct 1909, Denver, CO; m. John H. Carter.
iii. Charles S. Whitney, b. 20 Apr 1856, IL.
iv. Henry Brooks Whitney, b. 1 Mar 1858, Burlington, IA; d. 26 Oct 1947; m. 15 Dec 1881, Sandusky, IA, Mary Elizsbeth Carter, dau. of Christian and Elizabeth A. (-----) Carter.[6]

Children of Andrew Jackson8 and Kate E. (Kelly) Whitney:

v. Wilbur William Whitney, b. 16 Jan 1870, Burlington, IA; d. 15 Sep 1928, Rock Island, IL, aged 58 years;[7] bur. Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, IL;[8] unmarried.
vi. Arthur Sylvester Whitney, b. 13 Sep 1878, Sandusky, IA; d. 1942; bur. Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, IL;[9] unmarried.
vii. Carrie Whitney, b. -----, Burlington, IA; d. as an infant.

Census

129 256 H. H. Fish 39 M - Engineer N.Y. Laura 34 F - " Jonathan Whitney 24 M - Fisherman N.H. Andrew " 21 M - " " Mary Carothers 12 F - Scotland

571 550 Andrew Whitney 30 M - Machinist $3000 $200 Massachusetts Lucretia " 29 F - New York Frank A. " 7 M - Illinois Attended school Mary E. " 5 F - " Charles " 4 M - " Henry B. " 2 M - Iowa Mrs. Theodora Sonshnick 58 F - Vermont

190 196 Whitney, Andrew 40 M W Machinist of U.S. Canal $3000 Ohio Male citizen over 21 -----, Catharine 28 F W Keeps house Canada West Parents foreign born -----, Frank 17 M W At home Illinois Mother foreign born, Attended school -----, Marietta 16 F W At home Illinois Mother foreign born, Attended school -----, Charles 14 M W At home Illinois Mother foreign born, Attended school -----, Henry 12 M W At home Iowa Mother foreign born, Attended school -----, Wilber 4/12 M W At home Iowa Mother foreign born, Born in Jan Cramer, Mary A. 18 F W House keeper Bohemia Parents foreign born

A. WHITNEY 53 Self M M W MA Contracter MA MA Ruth WHITNEY 38 Wife F M W CAN Keeping House CAN CAN Henry WHITNEY 22 Son M S W IA Contracter MA CAN Wilbur WHITNEY 14 Son M S W IA At Home MA CAN Arthur WHITNEY 1 Son M S W IA At Home MA CAN Sarah CONN 22 Oth F S W IA Servant IRE IRE

204 237 Whitney, A. J. Head W M Jan 1820 80 mar 33 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts N.G., Rents free house -----, Kate E. Wife W F Dec 1840 59 mar 33 4ch 2liv Canada Eng. Ireland Ireland Immig. 1840 Rexdale, Robert Ldgr W M Mar 1859 41 mar 5 Canada Eng. England England Editor of Fraternal Ongoings, Immig. 1868, Nat. -----, Helen T. Ldgr W F Feb 1860 40 mar 5 2ch 2liv Maine Maine Maine -----, Phyis Ldgr W F Jun 1897 2 sgl Maine Canada Eng. Maine -----, Haley Ldgr W F Mar 1900 2m sgl Maine Canada Eng. Maine Hare, Wm. Ldgr W M Oct 1869 30 sgl Virginia Ohio Pennsylvania Designer & decorator Meyer, Annie Srvt W F Jun 1883 16 sgl Illinois Germany Germany Servant

  • 1910, 217 Fifteenth St., Rock Island Ward 3, Rock Island Co., IL, p. 4A/77:

53 76 Whitney, A. J. Head M W 82 mar2 41 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Contractor river improvement, Owns free house -----, Catharine Wife F W 60 mar1 41 5ch 3liv Canada Eng. Ireland Ireland None -----, Wilber Son M W 40 sgl Iowa Massachusetts Canada Eng. Engineer on boat -----, Arthur Son M W 34 sgl Iowa Massachusetts Canada Eng. None Beeson, Chas. Room M W 34 sgl Iowa Ohio Ohio Accountant insurance co. Hickman, Ora C. Room M W 35 wid Illinois Kentucky Indiana Accountant insurance Wren, Edward Room M W 40 sgl Un. Un. Un. Brakeman railroad Jenner, Howard W. Room M W 23 sgl Ohio Ohio Ohio Driver express co. Stephens, Wm. Room M W 24 sgl Wisconsin Wisconsin Cashier express co. Laporte, Helen Room F W 37 sgl Iowa Ohio New York Millinery store Cozad, Henry W. Room M W 24 sgl Illinois Illinois Illinois Clerk insurance office Carson, Wm. L. Room M W 40 sgl Missouri Tennessee Tennessee Optician store

  • 1920, Rock Island, Rock Island Co., IL: Wilbur Whitney, 49, b. IA, single; brother Arthur Whitney, 41, b. IA, single.
  • 1930, Rock Island, Rock Island Co., IL: Arthur Whitney, 69, b. IL, single.

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Andrew J. [Whitney], s. Jonathan W. and Nabby, [born] Jan. 31, 1829," according to Stow Vital Records.

2.^  FindAGrave Memorial #12973, Andrew Jackson Whitney.

3.^  Ohio Marriages, 1789-2013, at FamilySearch.org.

4.^  Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934, at FamilySearch.org.

5.^  FindAGrave Memorial #15526049, Katherine "Kate" Whitney.

6.^  Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934, at FamilySearch.org.

7.^  Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947, at FamilySearch.org.

8.^  FindAGrave Memorial #15525979, Wilbur W. Whitney.

9.^  FindAGrave Memorial #15525944, Arthur S. Whitney.


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