Family:Whitney, Harris Smith (1870-1935)

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Harris Smith8 Whitney (Edward Rogers7, Ebenezer6, Ebenezer5, Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Edward Rogers7 and Mary Jane (Harris) Whitney, was born 8 Mar 1870, Whitney, NB, and died Oct 1935, Benton Harbor, MI.

He married, 27 Nov 1902, Benton Harbor, MI, Dora Bonita Rackliffe, daughter of Henry Allen and Lydia Francetta (Sortore) Rackliffe. She was born 19 Sep 1874, Benton Harbor, MI, and died 31 Dec 1967, Benton Harbor, MI, aged 93 years.

He was graduated in Benton Harbor College, Benton Harbor, MI. Harris's wife was also an Attorney. They were partners in law Firm, Whitney & Whitney. Three of his children were also Attorneys.

Children of Harris Smith8 and Dora Bonita (Rackliffe) Whitney:

i. Robert Allen9 Whitney, b. 7 Sep 1903, Benton Harbor, MI; d. 1 Aug 1990, Benton Harbor, MI; m. 29 Jun 1929, Berrien Co., MI, Eleanor Florence Gray; graduated 1920, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
ii. Lucile Alice Whitney, b. 22 Dec 1909, Benton Harbor, MI; d. Dec 1976; m. ca. 1940, Wayne Sykes; attorney.
iii. Nevile Percival Whitney, b. 27 Jul 1912, Benton Harbor, MI; d. 1 Dec 1970, Benton Harbor, MI; m. bef. 1940, San Francisco, CA, Mildred E. Cowan.
iv. Lydia Frances Whitney, b. 4 Feb 1915, MI; d. 31 Dec 1993, Stevensville, MI; m. 22 Jul 1937, Bela Gilbert Lindenfeld.

Census

  • 1910, Benton Harbor, Berrien Co., MI.
  • 1920, Benton Harbor Ward 1, Berrien Co., MI.
  • 1930, Benton Harbor, Berrien Co., MI.

References

  • Census records.

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