Family:Whitney, Solon Miron Napolean (1815-1907)

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Major Solon Miron Napolean7 Whitney (Parkhurst6, Jonathan5, Jonathan4, Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Parkhurst6 and Celinda (Cowing) Whitney, was born 7 Oct 1815, Niagara Falls, NY, and died 21 Feb 1907, Niagara Falls, NY. He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY.[1]

He married, 12 May 1840, Waterford, NY, Frances Elizabeth Drake. She was born 17 Aug 1822, NY, and died 8 Feb 1883, NY. She was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY.[2]

Major Whitney, the son of Gen. Parkhurst Whitney, was born at Niagara Falls, where he has always resided. After a thorough common-school education he attended the Lewiston academy and later the Canandaigua academy. He has been one of the owners and proprietors of the Cataract House at the falls for over fifty years, the business having been started by his father in 1814. He has been village trustee for several years, and for some time president of the board; is president of the Niagara Gas co., director in the Cataract Bank and Niagara Savings Bank; is now, 1893, senior warden of St. Peter's Episcopal church, of which he has been warden and vestryman for thirty years; is a member of Niagara Frontier lodge, F. & A. M., No. 132, Niagara Royal Arch Chapter, No. 200, and the Genessee Commandery, No. 10; was commissioned major in 1837, and received 160 acres of land from U.S. government, built the house in which he lives in 1849; resided Niagara Falls, NY.

Children of Solon Miron Napolean7 and Frances Elizabeth (Drake) Whitney:

i. Solon8 Whitney, b. 5 May 1841; drowned Jun 1845.
ii. Drake Whitney, b. 23 Aug 1843; m. Grace Virginia (Oatman) Whitney.
iii. Solon Whitney, b. 18 Jul 1846; m. Grace Virginia Oatman.
iv. Parkhurst Whitney, b. 2 May 1850; d. 5 Dec 1856.

Census

Cataract House 59 60 James Trott 35 M - Innkeeper Mass. ... Solon M. N. Whitney 34 M - Tavern Keper $6000 N.Y. Frances E. 28 F - N.Y. Drake 6 M - N.Y. Solon 2 M - N.Y. ...

486 475 Solon Whitney 44 M - Hotel Keeper $200000 $150000 N.Y. Francis " 37 F - " Drake " 16 M - " Attended school Solon " 13 M - " Attended school Julia McCan 21 F - Servant Ireland Illiterate Margaret Carter 21 F - " " William Walker 20 M - " England Francis Hooker 29 M - Gardener England

528 561 Whitney, Solon M. V. 54 M W Hotel Proprietor $125000 $15000 N.Y. Male citizen over 21 Frances E. 47 F " Keeps h. " Drake 26 M " Civil & Mining Engineer " Male citizen over 21 Solon 23 M " Clerk in hotel " Male citizen over 21 Torrence, Matilda 69 F " " Smith, Matilda 17 F " " Falls, Sarah 25 F " Domes. Sev't Ireland Parents foreign born James 40 M " Coachman " Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21 Morrison, John 24 M " Gardner Scotland Parents foreign born Magner, Flora 24 F " Cook Canada Parents foreign born Slattry, Margaret 24 F " Domes. Serv't " Parents foreign born Killeen, Mike 16 M " House " N.Y.

Mary Clary 25 F - ---- Canada - - 1 Servant Niag. Falls Kattie King 24 " - ---- " - - 1 " " Ellen Clary 19 " - ---- " - - 1 " " John Caferty 25 M - ---- Ireland - - 1 " " - 1 - - R -- Solom M. N. N. Whitney 60 " - ---- Niag. Co. 1 - - Hotel keeper cataract " 1 - - 1 - -- Francis E. Whitney 53 F - Wife Saratoga Co. 1 - - " Drake Whitney 31 M - Son Niag. Co. - - 1 Clerk " 1 - - - - -- 195 Solon Whitney Jr. 28 " - ---- " 1 - - " " 1 - - 1 - -- Grace V. Whitney 24 F - Wife New York 1 - - " Grace O. Whitney 2-2/12 " - Dau. Niag. Co. - - 1 " Asher Torrance 73 " - Moth Saratoga Co. - 1 - "

Solon M. N. WHITNEY 64 Self M M W NY Hotel Proprieter NY NY Frances WHITNEY 57 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Drake WHITNEY 37 Son M S W NY Civil Engineer NY NY Matilda TORRANCE 78 MotL F W W NY No Occupation CT CT Mary HEARN 39 Othe F S W IRE House Servant IRE IRE Mary LEIGHTON 24 Othe F S W NY House Servant IRE IRE Hellen CLARA 30 Othe F S W CAN House Servant IRE IRE Erich PETERKIN 25 Othe M S W SCO Servant-Gardner SCO SCO

179 186 Whitney, S. M. N. Head W M Oct 1815 85 wid New York Massachusetts Massachusetts Owns free house -----, Drake]] Son W M Aug 1842 57 mar 3 New York New York New York Civil engineer -----, Grace B. DiL W F Oct 1851 48 mar 3 3ch 3liv New York New York New York Beardsley, Fanny SiL W F --- 1843 57 wid New York New York New York McCloud, Mary Srvt W F Nov 1871 28 wid New York Ireland Ireland Domestic Johnson, Minnie Srvt W F May 1879 21 sgl England Ireland England Domestic

References

1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #148236477, Solon Myron Napoleon Whitney.

2.^  FindAGrave Memorial #148236577, Frances Elizabeth Drake Whitney.


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