Family:Whitney, Dennis John (1848-a1894)

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Rev. Dennis John8 Whitney (David7, Thomas6, Benjamin5, Joseph4, Joseph3, Jonathan2, John1), son of David7 and Maria (Smith) Whitney, was born 8 Nov 1848, Washington, VT, and died after 1894.

He married firstly, 29 Apr 1869, Nancy Almeda McCune. She was born 27 Dec 1849, and died 6 Dec 1875.

He married secondly, 19 Feb 1888, Idagene Lacy. She was born 2 Jul 1858, and died after 1894.

He was born in Washington, VT, and when but three years of age his parents moved to Jefferson County, WI, settling on a farm where he resided until eighteen years of age, when he began teaching, which he followed for some time. He began preaching in the winter of 1867 and was ordained an elder in the church of the United Brethren in Christ in 1873. He followed other occupations after this. Was inspector for Washburne & Moen Manufacturing Company in Pittsburgh and Johnstown, PA, in barb wire factories in 1883. Since that has been working at carpenter work, also preaching and teaching. He spent some time in Valley County, NE, in 1884. Then in Butler County in winter and spring of 1884 and 1885, carpentering. Returned to the old home in Whitewater, WI in spring of 1885; then in May 1885, returned to Butler County, NE, and worked at his trade. From there went to Oberlin, KS, and took a homestead and timber claim in Sherman County, KS. In the fall of 1885 went to Voltaire, Sherman County, KS, to make settlement on his homestead. After this returned to Butler County, NE, and taught school during the winter of 1995 and 1886. In spring of 1886 returned to his homestead at Voltaire, KS, and took up his trade and also continued preaching; resided Goodland and Russell, KS.

Children of Dennis John8 and Nancy Almeda (McCune) Whitney:

i. Lura Mabel9 Whitney, b. 11 May 1875; resided Whitewater, WI.

Children of Dennis John8 and Idagene (Lacy) Whitney:

ii. John Lacey9 Whitney, b. 26 Jun 1889.
iii. Austin Von Pierre Whitney, b. 27 Aug 1891.
iv. Marie Louise Whitney, b. 16 Dec 1892; d. 8 Apr 1894.
v. Jennie Vida Whitney, b. Aug 1894.

Census

Mark WHITNEY 36 Self M M W VT Speculator VT VT Mariah WHITNEY 33 Wife F M W PA Keeping House NY PA Everett E. WHITNEY 10 Son M S W WI At School VT PA Lewis E. WHITNEY 5 Son M S W IA VT PA D. J. WHITNEY 30 Bro M W W VT Teacher School VT VT

David WHITNEY 68 Self M M W VERMONT Farmer MASS. N.H. Maria WHITNEY 62 Wife F M W VERMONT House Keeper VT. VT. Lewis WHITNEY 34 Son M M W VERMONT Farmer VT. VT. Sarah WHITNEY 28 DauL F M W PENNSYLVANIA House Keeper GER. PENN. Jane G. WHITNEY 25 Dau F S W WISCONSIN House Keeper VT. VT. Ettie WHITNEY 22 Dau F S W WISCONSIN House Keeper VT. VT. Lusa M. WHITNEY 5 GDau F S W WISCONSIN At Home VT. PENN. Ethel C. WHITNEY 9M GDau F S W WISCONSIN At Home VT. TENN. Edward BOWER 19 Oth M S W WISCONSIN Laborer GER. GER.

This was his daughter Lura M. Whitney.

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