Family:Whitney, Roscoe Conklin (1880-1966)

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Roscoe Conklin8 Whitney (Alanson7, Samuel6, David5, Matthias4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Alanson7 Delaney (Young) Whitney, was born 24 Nov 1880, IA, and died Jun 1966, IA.

He married firstly, 11 Mar 1903, Waterloo, IA, Barbara M. Miller, daughter of William and Barbara (-----) Miller. She was born 15 Dec 1881, and died 11 Jul 1915.

He married secondly, 1 Jul 1919, Cedar Falls, IA, Dora (Garner) Palmer, daughter of Justus and Rachel Ann (Nysonger/Niswanger) Garner. She had married firstly, 7 Dec 1904, Waverly, IA, Leroy Palmer.

WW I draft registration: Address, 1 RFD, Janesville, Iowa. Age 37, natural born Nov. 24, 1880. Farming for himself. Nearest relative is Irma Whitney of Janesville, Iowa. Medium height, medium build, brown eyes, brown hair. Signed Roscoe Conklin Whitney, Sept. 12, 1918. Social Security Death Index gives Roscoe's last residence as Janesville, Bremer Co, Iowa.

1900 census for Janesville Twp., Bremer Co., IA. 1910 census for Jackson Twp., Bremer Co, Iowa. Roscoe is working his own farm. Says he and Barbara have been married 7 years. Barbara has had 3 children, 1 is living. 1920 census for Jackson twp, IA, Roscoe has remarried. Roscoe, Dora and their son Glenn, age 9 are in Jackson, Bremer Co, Iowa in the 1930 census. Irma has left home.

Children of Roscoe Conklin8 and Barbara (Miller) Whitney:

i. Irma Gertrude9 Whitney, b. 26 Aug 1903, Jackson, IA; m. 12 Oct 1923, Finchford, IA, William Sands.
ii. (child) Whitney, b. -----; d. bef. 1910.
iii. (child) Whitney, b. -----; d. bef. 1910.

Children of Roscoe Conklin8 and Barbara (Miller) Whitney:

i. Glenn Hubert9 Whitney, b. 9 Sep 1920, Janesville, IA.


He was apparently named after Roscoe Conkling, a prominent politician of the day.


  • 1900, Janesville Twp., Bremer Co., IA.
  • 1910, Jackson Twp., Bremer Co., IA: Roscoe Whitney, farmer; wife Barbara; she had 3 children, 1 living.
  • 1920, Jackson Twp., IA: Roscoe has remarried.
  • 1930, Jackson Twp., IA: Roscoe, Dora and their son Glenn, age 9. Irma has left home.


  • Census records.

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