Family:Whitney, William Butler (1857-1930)

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William Butler8 Whitney (Nelson7, John6, Asa5, Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Nelson7 and Dorothy (Dwelley) Whitney, was born 2 May 1857, Calais, ME, and died 5 Jul 1930, Beaver City, NE.

He married, 31 Aug 1887, Arapahoe, NE, Samantha Belle Prime, daughter of George Smith and Ann Elizabeth (Anderson) Prime. She was born 5 Sep 1859, IA, and died 14 Jun 1954, Santa Clara, CA.

William graduated 1884 State University of Iowa Law School, Iowa City, Iowa. Practiced law in Beaver City, Nebraska.

She resided 2466 Tasso St., Palo Alto, CA, from 1940 to 1946.

Children of William Butler8 and Samantha Belle (Prime) Whitney:

i. Ada Claire Dwelley9 Whitney, b. 28 Aug 1888; d. 18 Apr 1967, Pella, IA; m. 27 Jul 1915, Beaver City, NE, Forrester Call Stanley.
ii. Helen Prime Whitney, b. 20 Mar 1891; d. after 1940, then unmarried.


103 103 Whitney, William B. Head W M May 1857 43 mar 12 Maine Maine Maine Attorney, Owns free house -----, Belle Wife W F Sep 1859 40 mar 12 2ch 2liv Iowa Indiana Indiana Teacher -----, Ada C. Dau W F Aug 1888 11 sgl Nebraska Maine Iowa At school -----, Helen P. Dau W F Mar 1891 9 sgl Nebraska Maine Iowa At school

  • 1910, Beaver, Furnas Co., NE.
  • 1920, Beaver, Furnas Co., NE.
  • 1930, Beaver, Furnas Co., NE.
  • 1940, Beaver, Furnas Co., NE: widow Belle Whitney and daughter Helen.


  • Census records.

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