Family:Whitney, George Washington (1852-1937)

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George Washington8 Whitney (Sylvanus7, Henry Platt6, Sylvanus5, Eliasaph4, Nathan3, John2, Henry1), son of Sylvanus7 and Elmira (Parker) Whitney, was born 4 Jun 1852, Hall's Harbor, NS, and died 15 Oct 1937, Billtown, NS.

He married firstly, 28 Apr 1875, New Mines, NS, Josephine Porter.[1] She was born 6 Jul 1856, Billtown, NS, and died 24 Oct 1924, Billtown, NS.

He married secondly, 9 Nov 1925, Elizabeth White. She was born about 1860, England, and died Bridgewater, NS.

Children of George Washington8 and Josephine (Porter) Whitney:

i. Thomas Andrew9 Whitney, b. 28 Feb 1876, Billtown, NS; m. Edith J. Atwell.
ii. Sylvanus Victor Whitney, b. 26 Mar 1878, Billtown, NS; d. 23 Dec 1940, Billtown, NS; m. 18 Oct 1899, Billtown, NS, Edith Alena Forsythe, b. 7 Apr 1877, Billtown, NS; d. 27 Sep 1960, Kentville, NS.
iii. Lorne Sutherland Whitney, b. 18 Feb 1879, Billtown, NS; d. 3 Apr 1925; bur. Baptist Cemetery, Billtown, NS.
iv. Adelaide Elmira Whitney, b. 28 Aug 1881, Billtown, NS; d. 26 Mar 1920, Billtown, NS.
v. Josephine Augusta Whitney, b. 20 Apr 1883, Billtown, NS; d. Jan 1950, Kentville, NS; m. 16 Sep 1903, Billtown, NS, Avard Austen Ells, b. 19 Jul 1875, Billtown, NS, d. 1953, Billtown, NS.
vi. William Bentley Whitney, b. 1 Oct 1885, Billtown, NS; m. 23 Jun 1909, Gladys M. Wyman.
vii. Alice Maude Whitney, b. 19 Feb 1887, NS; m. 25 Nov 1914, Billtown, NS, Rev. Essek Will Kenyon.


109 George W WHITNEY M Male English 28 Nova Scotia Farmer Free Will Baptist Josephine WHITNEY M Female English 23 Nova Scotia Free Will Baptist Thomas A WHITNEY Male English 5 Nova Scotia Free Will Baptist Sylvanus... WHITNEY Male English 3 Nova Scotia Free Will Baptist Lorne S WHITNEY Male English 2 Nova Scotia Free Will Baptist James LEE Male English 14 Nova Scotia Methodist Canada

  • 1901, I, Kings Co., NS, Canada, p. 7:

60 George W. Whitney Head M 48 mar NS English Canadian Baptist Josephine Whitney Wife F 44 NS Josephine Whitney Dau F 17 NS William B. Whitney Son M 15 NS Alice M. Whitney Dau F 14 NS

  • 1911, Sub-Districts 8-29, Kings Co., NS, Canada, p. 7:

116 George Whitney Head M 59 Jun 1852 mar Nova Scotia Josephine Whitney Wife F 54 Nova Scotia Alice Whitney Dau F 23 Nova Scotia


  • Census records.

1.[2] Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949], at

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