Family:Whitney, Clark J. (1832-a1880)

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Clark J.7 Whitney (Willard Washington6, Joshua5, Joshua4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Willard Washington6 and Laura Wheeler (Pearsall) Whitney, was born 12 Jul 1832, Avon, MI, and died after 1880.

He married 25 Dec 1853, Ellen Maria VanDeventer. She was born 10 Nov 1831, and died after 1880.

He was born in Oakland County, MI, where his boyhood was passed in that round of recreation, shooting and labor, the lot of farmers' sons of fifty years ago. When he reached the age of eighteen he embarked upon an independent existence and engaged in the fishing business in Lake Michigan. In 1855 he embarked in the music business and has been in it ever since. In 1875 in connection with his music business he became interested in theatrical business and built one of the finest theaters in America. He is also lessee and manager of twenty-five other theaters in the United States and Canada. He is a stockholder in the American Banking and Loan Association of Detroit, and stockholder, trustee and president of the Masonic Mutual Accident Association of America. In politics he is a Republican but takes no interest in practical politics. He is an attendant at St. Paul's Episcopal church. His life if fully described in the Cyclopedia of Michigan; resided Detroit, MI, 437 Woodward Ave.

Children of Clark J.7 and Ellen Maria (VanDeventer) Whitney:

i. Alice Adella8 Whitney, b. 12 Nov 1855; d. Jun 1863.
ii. Ida May Whitney, b. 8 Jun 1858; m. 5 Jun 1883, W. H. Holmes; resided 21 Elgin Ave., Toronto, ON. Children:
a. Hartley Holmes, b. 5 Oct 1884.
b. Helena Holmes, b. Aug 1888.
c. Hepwell Holmes, b. 4 Mar 1890.
d. Evylyn Holmes, b. May 1892.
e. Geoffrey Holmes, b. Mar 1894.
iii. Laura Bell Whitney, b. Mar 1859; d. 1861.
iv. Frederick C. Whitney, b. 6 Jun 1861; m. Apr 1883, Sylvia Weiss, s. p.; resided New York, NY. He was b. Detroit, is one of the best known operatic managers in the country.
v. Lillian E. Whitney, b. 16 Apr 1863; m. 30 Mar 1892, Charles Larned; resided 437 Woodward Ave.
vi. Evalene Whitney, b. Mar 1865; d. May 1865.
vii. Ella M. Whitney, b. Nov 1867; d. Aug 1869, Detroit, MI, aged 1 year of whooping cough.[1]
viii. Bertrum C. Whitney, b. 9 Jan 1870; m. 31 Jan 1893, Beatrice S. Larned. He was b. Detroit, and is associated with his father in his music and theatrical business.

Census

466 476 William Martin 26 M - Fish. N.Y. Samuel " 24 M - " " Clark Whitney 18 M - " Mich. Edwin R. Martin 28 M - " N.Y.

380 410 C. J. Whitney 28 M - Melodian Manufacture $5000 Mich. Ellen Do 27 F - N. York Alice Do 6 F - Mich. Ida M. Do 3 F - Do Laura A. Whitney 1 F - Michigan H. H. Philbrick 45 M - Music Teacher $2000 $1000 N.H. Laura W. Do 45 F - N. York Hattie Do 18 F - Mich. Bell Do 15 F - Do Sarah Luck 18 F - Servant Canada

462 552 Whitney, Clark J. 38 M W Music Store $20000 $2000 Michigan Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21 " Ellen 39 F W Keeping House New York " Ida 13 F W Michigan " Fred C. 9 M W " Attended school " Lilly 7 F W " Attended school " Bertle 5/12 M W " Born in Jan Kew, Jane 21 F W Servant Ireland Parents foreign born, Illiterate Main, Fred 20 M W Coachman Hamburgh, Gery. Parents foreign born, Illiterate

His parents were both born in New York, not a foreign country.

Clark J. WHITNEY 48 Self M M W MI Music Store NY NY Ellen WHITNEY 48 Wife F M W NY NJ CT Ida WHITNEY 22 Dau F S W MI At Home MI NY Frederick WHITNEY 19 Son M S W MI Clerk In Store MI NY Lillie WHITNEY 17 Dau F S W MI At Home MI NY Burtie WHITNEY 10 Son M S W MI At School MI NY Alonzo HARRIS 33 Oth M D B SC Coachman --- ---

References

1.^  1870 Mortality Schedule.


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