Family:Whitney, Charles Howard (1842-1932)

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Charles Howard8 Whitney (Simeon L.7, Silas6, Joshua5, Joshua4, Joshua3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Simeon L.7 and Mary Temperance (Alexander) Whitney, was born 3 Jun 1842, Geneseo, NY, died 15 Apr 1932, York, NY, and was buried in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, York, NY.

He married firstly, Martha Maria Richardson,[1] daughter of Schuyler and Minerva (Wilson) Richardson. She was born 22 Dec 1842, NY, and died 1903.[2]

He married secondly, Elva (Prentice)(Cook) Thompson. She was born 18 May 1856, and died 16 Mar 1932, aged 75 years, Wyoming Co., NY.[3]

He enlisted for three years, 11 Aug 1862, Geneseo, NY, as Private, Co. G., 136th New York Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil War. Mustered in 25 Sep 1862. Mustered out as a Private, 13 Jun 1865, with company near Washington, DC. Home address, Geneseo, Livingston Co., NY. Age 20, born Livingston Co., NY, farmer, eyes blue, hair dark, complexion light, height 5 ft. 11-1/2 in.[4] On 16 Aug 1890 he made an application for a pension for this service, #901630. It was granted, certificate #667259.[5]

Children of Charles Howard8 and Martha Maria (Richardson) Whitney:

i. Fred Schuyler9 Whitney, b. 8 Apr 1869, York, NY; d. 2 Jun 1963, NY; m. 18 Oct 1893, Celia Roxana Slack.[6]
ii. Mary Viola Whitney, b. 20 Feb 1874, York, NY; d. 31 Jan 1946;[7] unmarried.
iii. Effie Nancy Whitney, b. 18 Jun 1877, NY; d. 27 Dec 1969, Mentor, OH; m. Mason Nesbitt.
iv. James Theodore Whitney, b. 10 May 1880, NY; d. 2 May 1958, Leicester, NY; m. 10 May 1905, Minnie Elizabeth Houston.[8]

Charles Howard8 Whitney and Elva (Prentice)(Cook) Thompson had no known children.


86 84 Whitney, Charles 28 M W Farmer $4800 $1000 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Maria M. 27 F W Keeping house New York -----, Fred S. 1 M W At home New York

Charles H. WHITNEY 38 Self M M W NY Farmer CT NY Mariah WHITNEY 37 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NH MI Fred S. WHITNEY 11 Son M S W NY At School NY NY Viola M. WHITNEY 6 Dau F S W NY NY NY Effie N. WHITNEY 3 Dau F S W NY NY NY James F. WHITNEY 1M Son M S W NY NY NY

  • 1890 Veterans, York, Livingston Co., NY: Private, Co. D, 136th New York Infantry, enlisted 11 Jun 1864, discharged 23 Jun 1865.
  • 1900, York, Livingston Co., NY.
  • 1910, York, Livingston Co., NY.
  • 1920, York, Livingston Co., NY.
  • 1930, York, Livingston Co., NY.


  • Census records.

1.^  Charles Howard Whitney's Find-a-Grave page.

2.^  Martha Maria (Richardson) Whitney's Find-a-Grave page.

3.^  Elva (Prentice)(Cook)(Thompson) Whitney's Find-a-Grave page.

4.^  Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934.

5.^  New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900, p. 1115.

6.^  Fred Schuyler Whitney's Find-a-Grave page.

7.^  Mary Viola Whitney's Find-a-Grave page.

8.^  James Theodore Whitney's Find-a-Grave page.

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