Family:Whitney, Sylvester Henry (1830-1907)

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Sylvester Henry8 Whitney (Henry7, Timothy6, Thomas5, Thomas4, Eleazer3, Thomas2, John1), son of Henry7 and Sarah (Twitchell) Whitney, was born 23 Jul 1830, Walpole, NH, and died 27 Jan 1907, Harrisonville, MO.

He married, 13 Mar 1859, Sarah E. Downs. She was born 22 Mar 1837, IL, and died 23 Jul 1919.

He resided Urbana, Benton Co., IA, and Harrisonville, MO.

Several of the family are buried in Oakland Cemetery, Harrisonville, MO.

Children of Sylvester Henry8 and Sarah E. (Downs) Whitney:

i. Ella Alice9 Whitney, b. 11 Jun 1860, IA; d. 3 Aug 1927, Harrisonville, MO.
ii. Charles W. Whitney, b. 1862, IA; not in family in 1870.
ii. Alvin Henry Whitney, b. 16 Apr 1867, IA; d. 20 Aug 1935, Harrisonville, MO.
iii. Mary Elvira Whitney, b. Aug 1868, IA.
iv. William Sylvester Whitney, b. 27 Jun 1870, IA; d. 23 Aug 1938, Utica, Ness Co., KS; m. 5 June 1907, Rosa Ellen Newbro.
v. Herbert James Whitney, b. 15 Feb 1874, IA; d. 27 Feb 1906, Harrisonville, MO.
vi. Ada Isabel Whitney, b. Apr 1876, IA.
vii. Araette Whitney, b. 18 Apr 1881, IA; m. Note Swearingen.

Census

116 135 Isaac F. Bellows 44 M - Farmer $11000 N.H. Elenora " 44 F - " Grace E. " 8 F - " Attended school Sylvester Whitney 20 M - Laborer " James Brown 19 M - " Ireland Louisa A. Frink 34 F - N.H. Bridget Brown 25 F - Ireland Hayward M. Sumner 10 M - Pa.

235 222 Sylvester H. Whitney 29 M - Farmer $900 $455 N.H. Sarah " 23 F - Housekeeper Ill.

1226 1226 Whitney, Sylvester 40 M W Farmer $2000 -- N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, Sarah E. 33 F W Keeping House Ills. -----, Ella 10 F W At School Iowa Attended school -----, Alvin 3 M W Do -----, Mary 2 F W "

Lylvesta WHITNEY 49 Self M M W NH Farmer MA MA Sarah WHITNEY 43 Wife F M W IL Keeping House IN VA Ella A WHITNEY 20 Dau F S W IA Teacher NH IL Alvin WHITNEY 13 Son M S W IA Assisting On Farm NH IL Mary WHITNEY 11 Dau F S W IA Attending School NH IL Willie WHITNEY 9 Son M S W IA Attending School NH IL Hurbert WHITNEY 6 Son M S W IA NH IL Ada WHITNEY 4 Dau F S W IA NH IL

  • 1900, Howell, Howell Co., MO
  • 1910, Grand River Ward 1, Cass Co., MO: Widow Sarah, son Alvin H., and daughter Ara.
  • 1920, Grand River, Cass Co., MO: daughter Ella.

References

  • Census records.

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