Mailing List:2006-11-04 01, Re: Jefferson L. Whitney b 1867 ME d 1923 WA, by Kenneth Whitney

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From: "Ken Whitney" <ken.whitney -at-> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY] Jefferson L. Whitney b 1867 ME d 1923 WA Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2006 19:24:13 -0500 References: <000701c6ff74$8cf259e0$158eb840@Rogers> Roger, I have been looking at this family more closely since your obituary postings and have run across an anomaly. The 1920 census for Seattle City, King Co., Washington shows the family of William L. Riley and his wife Ruth, who was the daughter of Jefferson L. and Jane Whitney. In the household is Ruth's mother Jane, whose martial status is proclaimed "wd", or widow. Jefferson is not mentioned in the household, and as far as I can tell, in the entire census. Why would Jane say she is a widow if her husband is still living, and why is he not apparent in the census, if not in the household? Is it possible that your source of the obituary has a typographical error? Or, can you think of another expanation? Ken Whitney Silver Spring, MD ----- Original Message ----- From: "Roger Newman" <rhnewman -at-> To: "WHITNEY" <whitney -at-> Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 1:18 PM Subject: [WHITNEY] Jefferson L. Whitney b 1867 ME d 1923 WA > The Morning Olympian > Olympia, Washington > Sunday, September 9, 1923 > page 6 > > EARLY PIONEER OF COUNTY PASSES ON > > Jefferson Lee Whitney, aged 55, an early pioneer of > Thurston county, passed away Thursday in Seattle at > the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. L. Riley. The > deceased was born in Jonesboro, Maine, December 1, > 1867, and was the son of Mr and Mrs. Herman > Whitney, respected pioneer residents. With his parents > he came to this city at the age of three and one half > years and lived here until 20 years ago when he > removed to Seattle. His occupation was always that of > grocer and meat dealer. He was in business here and > later in Seattle. > > Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. L. Riley, of > Seattle, and Mrs. Henry O. A. Marshner, of the Canal > Zone, and one son, Robert, of Seattle. Surviving also is > the mother, Mrs. Whitney and a sister, Mrs. F. R. Day, > both of this city, and three grandchildren residing in > Seattle and in the Canal Zone. The remains will be > brought to the Mills funeral parlors tomorrow and > funeral announcements appears elsewhere. > > > > > > > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > WHITNEY-request -at- with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message >

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