Family:Whitney, William Warren (c1837-1912)

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William Warren Whitney (Robert), son of Robert and Rachel (Lane) Whitney, was born about 1837 [see Notes below], Alliance, OH, and died 26 Aug 1912, Lebberson, IN, aged 77 years 11 months 28 days, of hemiplegia.[1] He was buried in Chili Community Cemetery, Chili, IN.[2]

He married firstly, 13 Aug 1862, Miami Co., IN, Mary Jane Crossley,[3] daughter of Abel and Sarah Jane (Nicholson) Crossley. She was born about 1842, Pickaway Co., OH, and died 7 Jan 1892, Peru, IN, aged 50 years.[4]

He married secondly, about 1895, Frances -----. She was born Mar 1885, OH.

He was admitted to the U.S. Home for Disabled Soldiers, Marion, IN, on 10 Jan 1906, discharged 22 Mar 1906 at his own request, and readmitted 5 Dec 1907. He was paid a pension of $10, then $12, then $15, per month. He suffered from chronic bronchitis, defective vision, and was growing feeble from advancing years. He was age 72, 5 feet 5 inches tall, fair complextion, gray eyes , gray hair, literate, Protestant, laborer, widowed. His nearest relative was listed as William H. Whitney, Kokomo, Howard Co., IN. He died 26 Aug 1912, at Peru, IN, of hemiplegia, while absent without leave from Barrack 11. He had been born in Alliance, OH He enlisted 21 Apr 1861 as a Private, Co. K, 17th Indiana Infantry. He was discharged 25 Jul 1864, Columbia, TN, as a Private, due to expiration of term of service.[5]

Children of William Warren and Mary Jane (Crossley) Whitney:

i. Mary A. Whitney, b. ca. 1866, IN; d. aft. 1880, then unmarried.
ii. William Henry Whitney, b. ca. 1868, IN (but said MI in some records); m. 24 Dec 1895, Miami Co., IN, Carrie Alice Jeffers;[6] of Peru and Indianapolis, IN.
iii. Della Mae Whitney, b. Mar 1871, IN; d. aft. 1900; m.(1) 3 Sep 1888, Miami Co., IN, George W. Brown;[7] m.(2) 17 May 1895, Miami Co., IN, James M, Butterbaugh;[8] divorced bef. 1900; m.(3) 25 Jul 1912, St. Joseph, MI, Newton C. Smith, son of Randolph and ----- (Hiles) Smith.[9]
iv. Charles Edward Whitney, b. 4 Sep 1873, IN; d. 7 Feb 1907, Chili, IN;[10] m. 28 Dec 1902, Carthage, MO, Grace Mooneyhun.[11]
v. Clarence Albert Whitney, b. 1 Feb 1878, Stockdale, IN; d. 14 Mar 1967, Hart, MI;[12] bur. Otto Township Cemetery, Rothbury, MI;[13] m. 7 Oct 1896, Miami Co., OH, Elizabeth Leslie Norman.[14]
vi. Frankie Whitney, b. Jul 1881, IN; d. aft. 1940, then unmarried.
vii. Harvey Whitney, b. Mar 1884, IN; d. aft. 1910, then unmarried.


His parentage is proven by his death certificate. His age was reported variously. According to the death certificate, he was born 29 Sep 1834. The 1870 census says 1838-39, the 1880 census says 1836-37, the 1900 census says Sep 1838, and the 1910 census says 1833-34.


51 50 Whitney, Wm. W. 31 M W Laborer $100 Ohio Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary J. 28 F " Keeping House " Illiterate -----, Mary A. 4 " " Ind. -----, William H. 2 M " Mich. Cropley, Anna 23 F " Domestic Servant Ind.

Warren WHITNEY 43 Self M M W OH Laborer OH OH Mary J. WHITNEY 38 Wife F M W OH Keeping House OH OH Mary A. WHITNEY 14 Dau F S W IN At Home OH OH William H. WHITNEY 12 Son M S W IN At School OH OH Della WHITNEY 9 Sis F S W IN At Home OH OH Charles E. WHITNEY 7 Son M S W IN At Home OH OH Clarence WHITNEY 2 Dau F S W IN OH OH

186 190 Whitney, Warren Head W M Sep 1838 61 mar 5 Ohio Ohio Ohio Fence builder, Owns mortgaged house -----, Francis Wife W F Mar 1845 55 mar 5 Ohio Kentucky Ireland -----, Della M. Dau W F Mar 1871 29 div 2ch 1liv Indiana Ohio Ohio -----, Frankie Son W M Jul 1881 18 sgl Indiana Ohio Ohio Fence builder -----, Harvey Son W M Mar 1884 16 sgl Indiana Ohio Ohio Fence builder

249 259 Clements, Lewis E. Head W M Mar 1843 57 mar 34 Ohio New Jersey Ohio Time-keeper (Howe), Rents house -----, Leeller A. Wife W F Jan 1844 56 mar 34 1ch 1liv Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky -----, Charles W. Son W M Sep 1866 33 sgl Indiana Ohio Kentucky Laborer (Howe) 260 Whitney, William Head W M Mar 1868 32 mar 4 Michigan Ohio Ohio Laborer (Pl. mill), Rents house -----, Carrie Wife W F Aug 1876 23 mar 4 4ch 3liv Indiana Missouri Indiana -----, Helen Dau W F Oct 1896 3 sgl Indiana Michigan Indiana -----, Mary B. Dau W F Jan 1899 1 sgl Indiana Michigan Indiana -----, Foster Son W M Jun 1900 0m sgl Indiana Michigan Indiana

235 244 Whitney, Clarence B. Head W M Feb 1878 22 mar 4 Indiana -- -- Wood finisher, Rents house -----, Elizabeth Wife W F Oct 1876 23 mar 4 2ch 2liv Indiana Indiana Indiana -----, Leo Son W M Oct 1896 3 sgl Indiana Indiana Indiana -----, Glen Son W M Dec 1898 1 sgl Indiana Indiana Indiana

  • 1910, 18 Carbon Avenue, Peru Ward 3, Miami Co., IN, p. 2A:

176 177 Whitney, Della Head F W 39 sgl Indiana Ohio Ohio House keeper, Rents house -----, Harvey Brot M W 26 sgl Indiana Ohio Ohio Barber shop -----, Wm. W. Fath M W 76 wid Ohio United States United States None


  • Census records.

1.^  Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, from

2.^  FindAGrave Memorial #64338610, William W. Whitney.

3.^  Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, at

4.^  Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920, at

5.^  U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, at

6.^  Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, at

7.^  Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, at

8.^  Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, at

9.^  Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925, at

10.^  Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920, at

11.^  Pedigree Resource File, at

12.^  United States Social Security Death Index, at

13.^  FindAGrave Memorial #119514632, Clarence Bert Whitney.

14.^  Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, at

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