Family:Whitney, Orson Jay (1848-1895)

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Orson Jay7 Whitney (David St. John6, Henry5, Henry4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of David St. John6 and Lois (Northrop) Whitney, was born 1 Feb 1848, and died 1895.[1]

He married, Nov 1869, Amanda Cordelia Bidwell, daughter of Andrew Jackson and Ann Elizabeth (Silsby) Bidwell. She was born Apr 1852, PA, and died 24 Mar 1932, Bainbridge, NY.[2] She married secondly, 14 May 1899, Adelbert Winnie, son of Garret and Catharine (Vanderwerken) Winne, as his second wife.

Both are buried in Highland Cemetery, Sidney, NY.

He resided at Sidney Centre, NY, Apr 1875.

Children of Orson Jay7 and Amanda (Bedell) Whitney:

i. Carrie B.8 Whitney, b. ca. 1872, NY; d. 1913, Masonville, NY; m. William Henry Johnston.
ii. John H. Whitney, b. Aug 1876, NY; d. 1939;[3] bur. Highland Cemetery, Sidney, NY; m. ca. 1903, Etta Davie, b. 1874, d. 1943,[4] bur. Highland Cemetery, Sidney, NY.
iii. Maud Whitney, b. ca. 1877, NY; m. George Hard; res. Norwich, NY.
iv. Arthur Whitney, b. ca. 1884, NY; d. 1955; m. Jennette -----; res. Harrison, NY.
v. Lillian R. Whitney, b. ca. 1886, NY; d. 30 Aug 1968, Norwich, NY; m. Earl D. Pinney.
vi. Charles Adelbert Whitney, b. 30 Apr 1888, NY; d. 1943, Bennettsville, NY; m. 6 Jun 1911, Delaware Co., NY, Georgianna Williams.

Census

382 402 Blanchard, John 33 M W Farmer $4000 $3000 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Sarah A. 25 F W Keeping house " -----, Elmer S. 2 M W At home " -----, Wm. 26 M W Shoe maker " Male citizen over 21 Whitney, Lois 24 F W At home New York 403 Whitney, Orsen 22 M W Farmer $200 " Married in Nov, Male citizen over 21 -----, Amanda 18 F W Keeping house Penn. Married in Nov 404 Finch, Amos 44 M W Farmer $500 $1950 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Samantha 38 F W Keeping house " -----, Clarris 16 F W At home " Attended school -----, Fowler 14 M W " " Attended school -----, Henrietta 88 F W " "

Orson WHITNEY 32 Self M W NY NY NY Amand WHITNEY 29 Wife F W NY Farm Laborer NY NY Carrie WHITNEY 8 Dau F S W NY Keeping House NY NY John WHITNEY 4 Son M S W NY NY NY Maud WHITNEY 3 Dau F S W NY NY NY

  • 1892 New York State Census, Sidney, Delaware Co., NY, p. 12:

Whitney, Orson J. M 44 U.S. C Laborer Whitney, Amanda F 40 U.S. C Whitney, John M 15 U.S. C Whitney, Maud F 13 U.S. C Whitney, Arthur M 8 U.S. C Whitney, Lillian F 6 U.S. C Whitney, Charles M 3 U.S. C

Note: C = Citizen
  • 1900, Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY:
       Winnie, Adelbert      Head W M          51 mar
       -----, Amandia        Wife W F          40 mar
       -----, George         Son  W M          19 sgl
       -----, Lillie         Dau  W F          14 sgl
       -----, Charlie        Son  W M          12 sgl

The two youngest children should have had surname Whitney.

  • 1910, Sidney, Delaware Co., NY: Amanda Whitney, 57, living with son Charles, 21.
  • 1920: widow Amanda not found.
  • 1930, Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY: Charles A. Whitney, 41; Georgianna Whitney, 44; Roberta W. Whitney, 18; Beatrice C. Whitney, 16; Leland L. Whitney, 14; Olive E. Whitney, 13; Andrew J. Whitney, 11; Velma H. Whitney, 9; Kenneth C. Whitney, 8; Amanda C. Winnie, 79 [77].

References

  • Census records.

1.^  Find A Grave memorial #88668191, Orson J. Whitney.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #88668212, Amanda Bidwell Whitney.

3.^  Find A Grave memorial #89230601, John Whitney.

4.^  Find A Grave memorial #89230620, Etta Davie Whitney.


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