Mailing List:2001-02-02 02, Andrew D. and Jacob Whitney, by Kenneth Whitney

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From: "Kenneth Whitney" <klw1 -at-> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Andrew D. and Jacob Whitney Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 23:00:41 -0500 References: <001d01c08c1b$f96f4b00$240bfad1@oemcomputer> WRG: A few days ago, Jeanne Muse forwarded to the group a letter from Susan Henry concerning Andrew D. and Jacob Whitney of Yavapai Co., Arizona. I replied to her letter, both personally and thru the group in case anyone else is interested in this family. I am sending along her reply to me containing more info about these brothers. For those unfamiliar with them, their descendant line is: John1, Benjamin2, John3, Benjamin4, Jacob5, Samuel L.6, Andrew & Jacob. I am starting to picture them as the cowboys of the wild west that I grew up watching on TV in the good-old 1950's. Enjoy! Ken Whitney Silver Spring, MD ----- Original Message ----- From: Kent and Susan Henry To: klw1 -at- Cc: jwmuse -at- Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 1:55 AM Subject: Whitney's in AZ Dear Ken, Sorry to be getting back to you so late. I found some interesting things at the museum today--a photo of Andrew Whitney at age 93, his daughter and three others (4 generations)--I did not get a copy of the photo at this time but hope to later. I found Lucy E. Whitney's Obituary in one of the Prescott Newspapers, either the Courier or the Miner--the obit was a copy with the name of the paper cut off. I also found an obituary for Delinda S. Whitney dated Oct. 15, 1889 pasted in amongst some 1970 obituaries. There was no name of the paper so I don't know whether it was from Prescott or somewhere else. I found E. L. Whitney listed as Ed and Edward in different Arizona census'. Now I'll give you what I have: Andrew D. Whitney b.25 Feb 1833 in Of Tunnel, WI. m. Lucy E. Robinson 16 Dec 1867 in Monroe, WI Enlisted as a Corporal in the Union Army 7 Aug. 1862--K Co. 30th Inf Reg, WI. He took his Civil War Pension on 17 Mar 1892 in Arizona. He resided in Tomah, WI in 1874. Died 12 Aug. 1929 in Jackson Co., Oregon. Andrew, E. L. Whitney and John R. Wells located a ditch from the Agua Fria River to the ranch (about a mile long through rock and a mesquite flat) in 1892. John Wells was a neighbor rancher to the south. Andrew homesteaded 160 acres in 30 June 1892 (legal description is the Southwest Quarter of Section 22, Township 12 North, Range 2 East of the Gila and Salt River Base Meridian). Andrew and Jacob ran cattle with the Circle Hanging J brand and grew alfalfa hay--they called it Whitney Ranch. Jacob W. Whitney b. 22 Dec 1838 in Of Tunnel, WI m. Mary Woodard. He was widowed by 1910. Jacob enlisted as a Private in the Union Army on 21 Feb 1865--I Co., 49th Inf Reg, WI. He took his Civil War Pension on July 1898 in NE. He resided in Makato, MINN 1875. Jacob homesteaded 120 acres (40 of it no longer belonging to this ranch) next to Andrew (S1/2 of the SE1/4 of Sec22, T12N, R2E and SW1/4 of the SW1/4 of Sec23, T12N, R2E G&SRBM) on 20 Mar 1911(the odd thing is that he sold it to C. E. Frice in 1910 ???) Anyway, the Whitney's had sold the ranch by 1910 and probably moved into Mayer. The ranch is located about 10 miles east and may-be a little south of Mayer on the Agua Fria River. Lucy E. Whitney's Obit dated Morning, October 22, 1921: MRS. WHITNEY DIES AT THE PIONEER HOME The many friends in Yavapai county will regret to learn of the death of Mr.s Lucy E. Whitney at the Pioneer's Home at 5:30 yesterday evening. Mrs. Whitney was one of the old pioneers of this county and of Arizona. Born in Knox county, Missouri, on April 4, 1846, she was married there, and came to Phoenix with her husband in 1882. Had she lived until the 16th of December, she would have been married 54 years. For about 34 years, Mr. and Mrs. Whitney lived in Yavapai county, making their home for the larger part of that time at Mayer. They have been the guests of the state at the Pioneer's Home for the past two years, Mrs. Whitney coming there after a stroke of paralysis two years ago, which brought about her death yesterday. Arrangements for funeral service are being made. NOTE: The Pioneer Home is still around today taking care of the elderly. Delinda S. Whitney's Obit dated October 15, 1889 Mrs. Delinda S. Whitney, aged 83 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Mc Donald, of this city, Tuesday noon, of old age. She had made her home with Mr. Mc Donald's people for the past 18 years, during which time she has been helpless, but received all the attention and every care that loving hands could bestow. I see we have a few discrepancies in our information. I found Lucy E. Robinson and the marriage date and place on the internet at Her Obit. states she was married in MO so I don't know! Other Whitney Obituaries found today: Dated 28 April 1974--Prescott Courier--Donald Whitney b. 17 July 1903 Boyne City MI. Moved to Prescott 2 yrs. ago from Adrian, Mich. Taught school. Survived by his widow Doris, daughter Rita Garland Dated 27 Aug 1969--Earl M. Whitney, 67, services at VA chapel at Fort Whipple. Burial will be with full military honors in the VA cemetery. A retired bellboy, moved here 7 yrs. ago from Iowa. WWI vet. Member of the Prescott Vets of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Vet Survivors. Survivors are wife Irene, son Richard Disney and 2 grandchildren. Dated 25 Aug 1970--Arizona Republic--Irene Georgia Whitney, 58 died Friday. Burial VA cemetery in Prescott. Iowa native, came to Prescott 8 yrs. ago from Kansas City, MO. Survivors are her father M. C. Hollinger of KS, 2 bros., 3 sisters, 2 grandchildren all out of state. Dated 18 Nov 1971--Prescott Courier--Alice D. Whitney, 71, died 16 Nov 1971 in Albuquerque, NM where she resided for 1 1/2 years. She was born on 5 June 1900, was a Pioneer resident of Prescott. Well, that's what I have so far. I'll let you know when I find more and if you want a copy of the photo when I get it, just let me know. Sincerely, Susan Henry Halle Ranch (since 1974), Mayer, Arizona kshenry -at-

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