Family:Whitney, Merrill Maurice (1884-a1950)

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Merrill Maurice10 Whitney (Lemuel P.9 Wells8, Joel7, Joel6, Jonathan5, Jonathan4, Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Lemuel P.9 and Louisa (Reed) Whitney, was born 20 Apr 1884, Newaygo Co., MI, and died after 1950.

He married firstly, 16 Dec 1908, Okemos, Ingham Co., MI, Clara M. Partridge, daughter of John and Lucy (Libkrist) Partridge. She was born 17 Jun 1892, Lansing, Ingham Co., MI.

He married secondly, say 1912, MI, Matilda J. Locke, daughter of Thomas and Mary (-----) Locke. She was born Oct 1888, MI and died after 1950.

The fate of Merrill’s first wife Clara is unknown as no further records beyond the 1910 census have been found. It is unknown if she is the mother of any of the children as no supporting records have been located. His second wife Matilda is listed as the mother on their son Merton’s death record. Until more is known about this family, it is assumed Matilda is the mother of all of the children.

Children of Merrill Maurice10 and Clara M. (Partridge) Whitney, if any are unknown. See note above.

Children of Merrill Maurice10 and Matilda (Locke) Whitney:

i. Frances M.11 Whitney, b. ca. 1913, MI.
ii. Merton Fred Whitney, b. ca. 1917, MI; d. 12 Jul 1931, Omer, Arenac Co., MI.
iii. Marjory F. Whitney, b. ca. 1919, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.


  • 1900, Dayton, Newaygo Co., MI
  • 1910, Saginaw, Saginaw Co., MI
  • 1920, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
  • 1930, Bay City, Bay Co., MI


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