Family:Whitney, Drake (1843-a1910)

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Drake8 Whitney (Solon Miron Napolean7, Parkhurst6, Jonathan5, Jonathan4, Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Solon Miron Napolean7 and Frances Elizabeth (Drake) Whitney, was born 23 Aug 1843, Niagara Falls, NY, and died between 1910 and 1920.

He married, after 1895, Grace Virginia (Oatman) Whitney, daughter of Oscar F. and Julia (Bullinger) Oatman, b. 12 Oct 1851, New York, NY, and died after 1920.

Drake Whitney was born at Niagara Falls, NY, 23 Aug 1843; educated at Niagara in private schools, the public schools and Porter's academy, and at Dr. Reed's Walnut Hill school, Geneva, NY. Was graduated with degree civil engineer, in 1864, at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. Is a member of the Theta Delta Chi college fraternity, Delta Chapter, at Troy, NY. Studied in Europe from Jun 1865, to May 1869, at the University of Gottingen, Hanover, at the Freiberg Mining Academy, Freiberg, Saxony, and at the Ecole des Mines, Paris, France. Was in Colorado and California in 1870. Was for a while an assistant engineer on the Erie R.R.; also a resident engineer on the Canada Southern R.R., and on the Michigan Midland R.R. Was assistant engineer during the changing of the new Suspension Bridge from wood to iron. Was fourteen years corporation engineer, before 1892, of Niagara Falls, and is also engaged in general practice. Ran the best levels ever taken for the great tunnel. Is a member of Niagara Frontier Lodge No. 132, F. & A. M., Royal Arch Chapter No. 200, and Genesee Commandery No. 10, of Lockport, NY; resided Niagara Falls, NY, 335 Buffalo Ave.

Children of Solon8 and Grace V. (Oatman) Whitney. step-children of Drake8 Whitney:

i. Grace Oatman9 Whitney, b. 28 Apr 1873.
ii. Frances Ethel Whitney, b. 19 Apr 1877.
iii. Edwin Bullinger Whitney, b. 22 Jan 1881.

Census

528 561 Whitney, Solon M. V. 54 M W Hotel Proprietor $125000 $15000 N.Y. Male citizen over 21 Frances E. 47 F " Keeps h. " Drake 26 M " Civil & Mining Engineer " Male citizen over 21 Solon 23 M " Clerk in hotel " Male citizen over 21 Torrence, Matilda 69 F " " Smith, Matilda 17 F " " Falls, Sarah 25 F " Domes. Sev't Ireland Parents foreign born James 40 M " Coachman " Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21 Morrison, John 24 M " Gardner Scotland Parents foreign born Magner, Flora 24 F " Cook Canada Parents foreign born Slattry, Margaret 24 F " Domes. Serv't " Parents foreign born Killeen, Mike 16 M " House " N.Y.

Mary Clary 25 F - ---- Canada - - 1 Servant Niag. Falls Kattie King 24 " - ---- " - - 1 " " Ellen Clary 19 " - ---- " - - 1 " " John Caferty 25 M - ---- Ireland - - 1 " " - 1 - - R -- Solom M. N. N. Whitney 60 " - ---- Niag. Co. 1 - - Hotel keeper cataract " 1 - - 1 - -- Francis E. Whitney 53 F - Wife Saratoga Co. 1 - - " Drake Whitney 31 M - Son Niag. Co. - - 1 Clerk " 1 - - - - -- 195 Solon Whitney Jr. 28 " - ---- " 1 - - " " 1 - - 1 - -- Grace V. Whitney 24 F - Wife New York 1 - - " Grace O. Whitney 2-2/12 " - Dau. Niag. Co. - - 1 " Asher Torrance 73 " - Moth Saratoga Co. - 1 - "

Solon M. N. WHITNEY 64 Self M M W NY Hotel Proprieter NY NY Frances WHITNEY 57 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Drake WHITNEY 37 Son M S W NY Civil Engineer NY NY Matilda TORRANCE 78 MotL F W W NY No Occupation CT CT Mary HEARN 39 Othe F S W IRE House Servant IRE IRE Mary LEIGHTON 24 Othe F S W NY House Servant IRE IRE Hellen CLARA 30 Othe F S W CAN House Servant IRE IRE Erich PETERKIN 25 Othe M S W SCO Servant-Gardner SCO SCO

179 186 Whitney, S. M. N. Head W M Oct 1815 85 wid New York Massachusetts Massachusetts Owns free house -----, Drake]] Son W M Aug 1842 57 mar 3 New York New York New York Civil engineer -----, Grace B. DiL W F Oct 1851 48 mar 3 3ch 3liv New York New York New York Beardsley, Fanny SiL W F --- 1843 57 wid New York New York New York McCloud, Mary Srvt W F Nov 1871 28 wid New York Ireland Ireland Domestic Johnson, Minnie Srvt W F May 1879 21 sgl England Ireland England Domestic

  • 1910, 333 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls Ward 1, Niagara Co., NY, p. 11A:

209 235 Whitney, Edwin B. Head M W 29 mar5 New York New York New York Manager Composit board, Owns mortgaged house -----, Lenora M. Wife F W 28 mar5 1ch 1liv Can. English Can. English New York None -----, Virginia E. Dau F W 2 sgl New York New York Can. English None -----, Drake Fath M W 67 mar15 New York New York New York Engineer civil -----, Virginia O. Moth F W 58 mar15 4ch 3liv New York New York New York None Caswell, Fanny Srvt F W 26 sgl Can. English Can. English Can. English Servant private family

  • 1920, 337 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls Ward 2, Niagara Co., NY, p. 16B:

265 385 Whitney, Edwin B. Head M W 38 mar New York New York New York Superintendant manufacturing co. -----, Lenora Wife F W 35 mar Canada Eng. New York Canada None, Immig. 1906, naturalized -----, Virginia Dau F W 11 sgl New York New York Canada None -----, Catherine Dau F W 7 sgl Canada Eng. New York Canada None, Immig. 1906, naturalized -----, Edwin Son M W 5 sgl New York New York Canada None -----, Mrs. Drake Moth F W 69 wid New York New York New York None Kosheasky, Anna Srvt F W 22 sgl Poland Poland Poland Servant private fam., Immig. 1915, alien Thrall, Robert Room M W 28 sgl Canada United Statts Canada Laborer ca[---] mfg.

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