Family:Whitney, Marion Thomas (1846-1927)
Marion Thomas7 Whitney (Thomas S.6, Joseph5, Benjamin4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Thomas S.6 and Lydia (Tufts) Whitney, was born 22 Feb 1846, Milan, Ripley Co., IN, and died 21 May 1927, Chitwood, Lincoln Co., OR. He was buried in Chitwood Cemetery, Chitwood, OR.
He married, 30 Dec 1875, Burns, IL, Laura Augusta Parker, daughter of Ira and Mary E. (White)(Woodruff) Parker. She was born 29 Jan 1855, Burns, IL, and died 9 June 1900, Chitwood, OR. She was buried in Chitwood Cemetery, Chitwood, OR.
He resided, Milan, Ripley County, Indiana; Waterville, Washington Co., Kansas; Albany, Linn Co., Oregon; Chitwood and Newport, Lincoln Co., Oregon.
His occupation was carpenter, farmer, inventor, Postmaster, storekeeper, motel owner and operator.
Children of Marion Thomas7 and Laura Augusta (Parker) Whitney:
i. (son)8 Whitney, b. ca. 1876, Burns, IL; d. 11 Oct 1876, Burns, IL; bur. Burns Township Cemetery, Burns, IL. ii. Maude Lulu8 Whitney, b. 11 Sep 1879, Waterville, KS; d. 15 Sep 1954, Portland, OR; m. 8 Jul 1900, Chitwood, OR, George Thomas Smith, son of Levi Allen and Malitta Jane (Maddox) Smith, b. 6 Aug 1864, Fern Creek, KY, d. 21 May 1942, Chitwood, OR. iii. Ira Parker Whitney, b. 15 May 1881, Waterville, KS; d. 11 Feb 1946, Los Angeles, CA; m. ca. 1908, Clara B. Vannice. iv. Neva Jessie Whitney, b. Dec 1882, Waterville, KS; m. W. R. Rutherford. v. Laura Melissa Whitney, b. Sep 1887, Albany, OR; m. Bert Jordan. vi. Mary Lydia Whitney, b. Jul 1890, Albany, OR; m. Jack Mollett. vii. Ruth Whitney, b. Mar 1895, Chitwood, OR; m. Swart Himes.
106 107 Thomas Whitney 50 M - Farmer, &c. $2000 Me. Lydia " 44 F - " Sarah H. " 21 F - Ohio Attended school Rebecca Jane " 16 F - " Attended school Melissa " 14 F - " Attended school Israel B. " 8 M - Ind. Attended school Thomas Marion " 4 M - "
- 1860: not found.
- 1870, Burns, Henry Co., IL:
7 7 Whitney, M. F. 24 M W Farmer $8500 $3500 Ind. Illiterate, Male citizen over 21 -----, J. B. 27 M W " " Illiterate, Male citizen over 21 -----, Lydia 64 F W Keeping House Maine Illiterate
Note: The enumerator seems to have been confused, marking the columns for those who could read and write, instead of those who couldn't.
Marrian T. WHITNEY 34 Self M M W IN Farmer ME ME Laura A. WHITNEY 25 Wife F M W IL Keeping House NY NY Maude S. WHITNEY 3M Dau F S W KS IN IL Samson RILEY 25 Oth M S W MO Farmer MO MO
- 1900, Little Elk, Lincoln Co., OR
- 1910, Little Elk, Lincoln Co., OR
- 1920, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR
- Census records.
- Edith S. Middleton, Marion Thomas Whitney: The Story of His Predecessors & Descendants: Parker, Greely, Tufts (Portland, OR: The author, 1995).