Family:Whitney, George Washington (1837-1930)

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George Washington7 Whitney (William Perse6, Micah5, Abel4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of William Perse6 and Sarah (Frank) Whitney, was born 8 Dec 1837, Phillips, ME,[1] and died 30 Oct 1930, Chanute, Neosha Co., KS.

He married, 23 Jan 1873, Marysville, Marshall Co., KS, Minnie M. Hartley. She was born 21 Oct 1850, Berlin Crossroads, Jackson Co., Ohio, and died after 1930.

George and Minnie are both buried in the Haddam Cemetery in Haddam, KS.

Obituary of George Whitney:

George Washington WHITNEY was born in Phillips, Maine, Dec 8, 1838 and died at Chanute, KS, Thursday, Oct 30, 1930 at the age of 91 years, 10 months and 23 days. Mr. WHITNEY moved with his parents when he was a year old to Illinois where he grew to manhood. At this time our country became involved in the great Civil War. He applied three different times to join the Union forces, but was rejected on the account of an injured foot. In 1862, he with a small group of men drove across the country to California with horse teams. They endured the hardships, which only the early plainsmen understand. At one time they were attacked by a band of Indians and two of the small group were killed. Mr. WHITNEY came to Kansas in 1869. He was united in marriage to Miss Minnie M. HARTLEY at Marysville, Kansas in 1873. In the spring of 1878, the WHITNEY's moved to the Haddam vicinity where their family was reared. Their children were; Frank, who died in infancy, A.C. WHITNEY of Ogallala, Nebraska; Vina, who died when a small child; George W. Jr. of Heigler, NE; Pearl H. of Morrisey, WY; Mrs. Effie W. SIMON of Chanute,. KS; and Lester L. of Morrisey, Wyoming. Mr. WHITNEY leaves to mourn his aged companion, his children, 16 grandchildren. He became a member of the Masonic Order, Sept 26, 1868 at Courtland, Illinois and later transferred his membership to Haddam. He had the honor of being the oldest Mason in the state of Kansas, so far as could be learned. In his passing another one of our grand old pioneers has answered the Last Call. He lived to see our state develop from the wild prairie stage to the present time. He made his contribution to the world and has passed on, leaving the memory of a kind and loving husband and father and loyal friend. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the M.P. Church in Haddam, conducted by the Rev. LATIMER and services were held at the grave in the Haddam Cemetery.

Children of George Washington7 and Minnie M. (Hartley) Whitney:

i. Frank Harschel8 Whitney, b. 23 May 1874, Marysville, KS; d. in infancy.
ii. Alonzo Carlton Whitney, b. 26 Sep 1876, Marysville, KS; d. 16 Jan 1965, Ogallala, Keith Co., NE.
iii. Nancy Vina Whitney, b. 26 Jul 1878, Marysville, KS; d. Nov 1879, Mill Creek, KS, aged 1 year of croup.[2]
iv. George Wilson Whitney, b. 28 Oct 1880, Haddam, KS; d. 6 Jan 1968, Benkleman, Dundy Co., NE.
v. Pearl Hartley Whitney, b. 30 Oct 1883, Haddam, KS.
vi. Effie W. Whitney, b. 6 Dec 1886, Haddam, KS; d. 29 Aug 1969, Chanute, KS; m. 17 May 1906, Washington Co., KS, Orren Fletcher Simon. He was b. 16 Aug 1883, Washington Co., KS; d. 17 May 1962, Chanute, KS. Both are buried in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Chanute, KS.
vii. Lester Long Whitney, b. 11 Jan 1891, Haddam, KS; d. 1 Feb 1963, Newcastle, Weston Co., WY.


Geo. W. WHITNEY 41 Self M M W ME Farming ME ME Minnie WHITNEY 29 Wife F M W OH Keeping House OH OH Alonzo WHITNEY 3 Son M S W KS OH ME


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1.^  "8 Dec 1837 George, s. William Whitney and Nancy [born]," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records.

2.^  1880 Mortality Schedule.

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