Family:Whitney, Ida G. (1854-1910)

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Ida G.8 Whitney (Lemuel Palmer7, (Palmer6, Joseph5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1), daughter of Lemuel Palmer7 and Lydia M. (Van Slyke) Whitney, was born 16 Sep 1854, Riley, McHenry County, Illinois, and died 27 Jul 1910, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.

She married, 7 Jun 1876, Boone County, Illinois, Dewitt Clinton Ide, son of Harvey and Sarah (Deland) Ide. He was born 26 Jul 1854, Genoa, DeKalb County, Illinois, and died 27 May 1929, Belleville, Republic County, Kansas.

DeWitt Clinton and Ida (Whitney) Ide were married in June 1876 and had two children born in Genoa, Illinois: daughter Jessie Myrtle and son Clarence DeWitt. Shortly after Clarence's birth in 1885, the family moved from Genoa to a farm three miles east of Belleville, Kansas. It was there that George Palmer and Nellie May were born. In March 1910, Ida was in poor health, so the farm was sold and DeWitt, Ida and (possibly) Nellie May (age 10) moved to California. Ida died from tuberculosis at Long Beach, California on July 27, 1910. Ida is buried in Belleville, Kansas. After Ida's death, DeWitt lived with his daughter Jessie and son-in-law Alvin Thompson for the remainder of his life; excepting a few years spent at a sanatorium in Colorado Springs. DeWitt died on May 27, 1929 and is buried in Belleville, Kansas.

The family is found in the 1880 Census, Illinois, DeKalb County, Genoa, as follows:

Clinton IDE Self M Male W 26 IL Laborer VT NY
Ida IDE Wife M Female W 25 IL Keeping House NY NY
Jessie M. IDE Dau S Female W 3 IL At Home IL IL
Clarence D. IDE Son S Male W 2M IL At Home IL IL

Children of Dewitt Clinton and Ida G.8 (Whitney) Ide:

i. Jessie Myrtle Ide, b. ca. 1877, Genoa, Illinois; m. Alvin Thompson.
ii. Clarence Dewitt Ide, b. ca. Apr 1880, Genoa, Illinois.
iii. George Palmer Ide, b. after 1885, Belleville, Kansas; m. Eva Voiles.
iv. Nellie May Ide, b. after 1885, Belleville, Kansas.

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