Family:Whitney, George C. (1841-1905)

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George C.7 Whitney (Alfred6, John5, Abraham4, Joseph3, John2, Henry1), son of Alfred6 and Naomi Smith (Gray) Whitney, was born 15 Dec 1841, Philadelphia, PA, and died 9 Mar 1905, Cape May, NJ.

He married, before 1878, Louise Amelia Stecker. She was born Jan 1858, NJ, and died 19 Jun 1948.

He was an agent of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and of the Adams Express Company; was living at Delanco, NJ, in Apr 1876, unmarried. He enlisted, 27 Apr 1861, as private, in Co. K, 4th Reg., N.J. Militia; and was mustered out 31 July 1861. He enlisted, 25 Sep 1861, for three years, as private, in Co. I, 5th Reg., N.J. Volunteers. He took part in the siege of Yorktown, VA, 5 Sep to 4 May; in the battle of Williamsburgh, VA, 5 May; in that of Fair Oaks, 31 May and 1 June, where his regiment was surrounded, and narrowly escaped destruction; and in all the "seven days battles," viz. Oak Grove, near Fair Oaks, 25 Jun--near Mechanicsville, 26 and 27 Jun-on the Chickahominy, 28 Jun--Peach Orchard and Savage Station, 29 Jun--White Oak Swamp, 30 Jun--and Malvern Hill, 1 Jul 1862; Kettle Run, near Manassas, 27 Aug 1862; Bull Run, 29 and 30 Aug 1862; Chantilly, 1 Sep 1862; Fredericksburgh, 13 Dec 1862; Chancellorsville, 2, 3, and 4 May 1863, where his regiment charged upon the enemy, capturing three strands of colors and about five hundred prisoners; and at Gettysburgh, PA, 1 and 2 Jul 1863, where, on the second day, he was shot through the right lung. He was sent to the hospital in Philadelphia, PA, and after about six months, was transferred to Co. G, 6th Reg., Veteran Reserve Corps; was appointed drill-master of the Company, after every member of it had been inspected by the captain; and was mustered out at Johnson's Island, OH, 5 Oct 1864. He again enlisted, 7 Apr 1865, as private, in Co. F, 9th Reg., U.S. Veteran Volunteers (Hancock's Corps); was elected sergeant by vote of the company; was appointed steward of the Soldiers' Home, or Rest, at Indianapolis, IN; was commissioned second lieutenant, after examination at Washington, 21 Sep 1865, and assigned to Co. C, 9th Reg., 1st Army Corps; and was finally mustered out of service, 19 Feb 1866, under Special Order, No. 9, receiving his fourth honorable discharge, after more than four years of service.

Children of George C.7 and Louise Amelia (Stecker) Whitney:

i. Louise H.8 Whitney, b. 5 Mar 1878, Delanco, NJ; d. 15 Oct 1966, Pasadena, CA.
ii. Florence Whitney, b. 29 Feb 1880, Delanco, NJ; d. 1967, Pasadena, CA; m. Joseph Eldredge Learning.
iii. Pauline Whitney, b. Mar 1882; d. 1935; m. J. Wilson Simpkins.
iv. Bertha Whitney, b. Dec 1883, NJ; m. John Park.
v. Naomi Whitney, b. Oct 1885, NJ; m. Harry Firth.

Census

George WHITNEY 38 Self M M W PA CT NJ Louise WHITNEY 22 Wife F M W NJ Keeping House BADEN BADEN Louise WHITNEY 2 Dau F S W NJ PA NJ Florence WHITNEY 5M Dau F S W NJ PA NJ Naomi S. WHITNEY 76 Moth F W W NJ PA PA Naomi WHITNEY 14 Niec F S W NJ At School PA NJ

Whitney, George wife, and five daughters

  • 1910, 209 Windsor Ave., Cape May Ward 1, Cape May Co., NJ: widow Louise and daughters Louise, Pauline, and Naomi.
  • 1920, 42 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, Washington Co., DC: widow Louisa living with widowed daughter Florence W. Learning and granddaughter Dorothy W. Learning.
  • 1930, 2507 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia Ward 22, Philadelphia Co., PA: widow Louisa A. Whitney living with son-in-law John R. Park, daughter Bertha W. Park, and grandson James W. Park.

References

  • Census records.

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