Mailing List:2008-10-08 02, Re: Col. Clarence Alden "Jerry" Whitney, by Robert L. Ward

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From: "Robert L. Ward" <Robert -at-> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY] Col. Clarence Alden "Jerry" Whitney Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2008 15:20:16 -0400 References: <BAY115-DAV6F0317F2846F892375A46D43B0@phx.gbl> In-Reply-To: <BAY115-DAV6F0317F2846F892375A46D43B0@phx.gbl> All, At 10:06 AM 10/8/2008, you wrote: >The Colonel was Director of Cavalry at Culver Military Academy and >founder of the "Black Horse Fund". Culver's "Black Horse Troop" has >appeared at every Presidential Inaugural Parade since 1928. > >Do we have any geneological as to whether or not he his related to >Whitney Keen or myself or any other "Whitney line"? > >Whitney McClelland His World War I Draft Registration card says: Name Birth Date Race Birthplace Registration Place Clarence Alden Whitney 26 Aug 1890 Caucasian (White) Maine Brookline, Norfolk, MA A marriage record from Maine which is apparently his shows: Groom's Name Groom's Residence Bride's Name Bride's Residence Marriage Date Whitney Clarence A Brookline, MA Webster Prudence Orono, ME 8 Dec 1917 In the 1900 Census, he appears (b. Maine) at 40 Brown St., Portland, ME. With him is his mother Mary E. Whitney, b. Feb 1859, Canada (Eng.), married (for 15 years), had 3 children, 2 living, came to U.S. in 1876, boarding house keeper. Also enumerated with them is his sister Louisa A., b. May 1892, Maine. The children's father was b. in Maine, but is not with the family in this record, although he was apparently not dead, as his wife is described as married, not widowed. Using the length of time she was married, I searched for and found this marriage record in Cumberland Co., ME: Aug. 3, 1885, Alfred H. WHITNEY & Mary A. E. CONLEY, b. of Portland; by Rev. T. P. LINEHAN, Portland. This could well be Clarence's parents, but I don't know where or when Alfred was born, nor who his parents might have been. It seems extremely likely that he descended from John-1 Whitney of Watertown, many of whose descendants lived in Maine. I leave it to others to follow this thread further. Regards, Robert Mr. Robert L. Ward <a href=""></a>

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