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Robert - I re-ran the children script this morning. All children who don't have pages of their own have been updated on the name disambiguation pages.

- Tim Doyle - Talk to me 14:41, 10 July 2008 (CDT)

What's Next


Congratulations on completing the Massachusetts Vital Record linking project! I now see that you've found two additional projects to work on - the 1840 census and updating the flagged pages. Both of these are deserving projects. If I think of anything else, I'll let you know.

- Tim Doyle - Talk to me 08:57, 28 July 2008 (CDT)

Wiki bug

Because Span #120 was turned on and not properly turned off. This caused all of the subsequent spans to be "inside" of this one, and the </p> marker was inside this span as well. The paragraphs are interpreted within a span, so this was a paragraph end inside a span which had no beginning, and the initial start of paragraph was interpreted as having no end. Basically, because of the improperly formatted span, the start and end paragraph markers could not be linked.

- Tim Doyle - Talk to me 15:53, 29 July 2008 (CDT)

VT Vitals


What can we do to get Archive:Vermont, Vital Records worked on again?

- Tim Doyle - Talk to me 22:26, 31 July 2008 (CDT)

David Whitney photo

Hi. You have submitted a photo of my great-great grandpa and his family: David Whitney (Daniel, David, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Jonathan, John)

I was so excited to see this photo, and wondered the story behind how you came to find it.

New member today, Julie Moore

Hi Robert Peg (Sanborn) Foxon here. It's been a long time since I've been in contact with all of you I've a lot of updates for my line, starting first with my name change. I am waiting for my Aunt to send me an updated file and will send it along to you as soon as I get it. I hope all is well with everyone. I love the website! Peg Foxon (aka Margaret Jane Mclaughlin "peg" Sanborn)

Additional family information


I received additional information from my Mother over the holiday weekend. This information was taken from a record complied by my Great-Grandpa's nephew: Myron Whitney and Mrs. Tom Eichman. We are certain of its accuracy, as my Mother recalls these relatives, and her Grandfather speaking of them.

David Whitney (Daniel, David, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, Johnathan, John) b. Tunbridge Vermont Feb. 21, 1844. In September of 1862 at age 18, he enlisted in the 15th Regiment of the Vermont Volunteer Infantry. This regiment engaged in the Repulse of Stuarts Raid at the Fairfax Virginia Courthouse in December 1862, and Gettysburg in July 1863. The Vermont Regiment reported July 2 on the field for duty. They were ordered to the rear to guard the Army supplies. He was mustered out of Company C of the 15th Regiment August 5, 1863 at Brattleboro Vermont. In December 1863, he reenlisted in Company C of the 10th Regiment of the Vermont Volunteer Infantry. The 10th Regiemnt was involved in the Battle of the Wilderness from May 5-8, Spottsylvania from May 10-18, North Anna from May 23-25, Topotomoy Creek on May 31, Cold Harbor on June 1-2, and Weldon Railroad June 22-23; all with General Grant in 1864. In July 1864, his regiment was in Maryland and by September they were back in Virginia at Winchester and Fishers Mill. In October the regiment was at Cedar Creek. The 10th Regiment was in the Battle of Petersburg Virginia. It was during this battle that David Whitney was wounded on April 2nd. He was in a hospital in Washington, D.C. until June 4, 1865. He was mustered out of the Vermont Volunteers on July 10, 1865 at Brattleboro, Vermont. With his mustering out money, he purchased 80 areas of land in Blackhawk County. In 1871 he married Mary Jane Cutshall, born January 16, 1849; died August 31, 1918. A recession followed the Civil War and he lost his land in 1872. They moved to Sibley, Iowa (Osceola County). He homesteaded 160 areas three miles west of Sibley, Iowa and got an adjoining 160 acres by planting 20 acres of trees through the tree claim act that was a law at that time. He died September 6, 1927. At the time of his death he owned about 1000 acres of land in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota.

David and Mary's children: I. Walter Eugene, b. September 12, 1872; d. September 22, 1884; He died when 12 years old, a runaway team while he was plowing; the accident severed a major artery.

II. Clarence Arthur, b. January 23, 1874; d. June 10, 1938; m. Flora Bell Helt on May 1, 1901. She d. May 18, 1925

III. Orville Eli, b. September 6, 1875 at The Whitney Homestead, d. October 14, 1967

IV. Mable, b. October 18, 1879; d. December 11, 1937; m. Walter Helt; she is burried at Kingfisher, Oklahoma.

V. Bertha Mae, b. May 3, 1881; d. December 6, 1949 at Orchard, Nebraska. m. Dan Austin 1917 in Waterloo, Iowa.

VI. Frank; served with the Canadian Army 1915-1918; d. November 20, 1945.

VII. Emma, m. Percy Sprague of Independence, Iowa; they had two sons.

VIII. Fred, b. 1884; d. 1976.

IX. David, m. Dorothea Salzman.

X. Charles Wesley, b. June 4, 1891; m. Lilly Salzman b. December 24, 1892. They had nine children.

XI. Harold Raymond, b. Janyary 19, 1894; d. January 5, 1987; m. February 23, 1921 to Pauline Johnson b. December 26, 1899

Harold Raymond Whitney and Pauline Johnson:

Harold was a W.W.I. veteran. They resided on the same farm near Rushmore, Minnesota until their death.

I. Elvina Jane, b. November 28, 1921; d. October 3, 1991; m. Harland Pieper on December 18, 1940; he b. November 24, 1919; d. March 4, 2001.

Elvina and Harland:

I. Wendell James; m. Ruth Joleen Klinkenborg; living
II. Gerald Rodney; m. Audrey Louise Meyer; living
III. Wanda Ann; m. Dean LeRoy Ebeling; living
IV. Darwin Julius b. April 27, 1955; d. May 6, 1955.

Wendell and Ruth:

I. Shannon James; m. Michelle Marie Swanson
II. Blake Delos; m. Kymberly Ann Crawley
III. Jed Whitney; m. Karen Marie Broady

Gerald and Audrey:

I. Ardella Joleen; m. Jeffery Schoeneck
II. Lorraine Audrey; m. Jamie Larson

Wanda and Dean:

I. Julie Lynn; m. Troy Lee Moore
II. Christopher Dean; m. Rachel Lee Newman

George & Ella


Thank you for the links. I had not seen that marriage record. I had, however, found the 1880 census record and have been communicating with him about it. I am now trying to identify the parents listed in the marriage record.

- Tim Doyle - Talk to me 15:59, 28 September 2008 (CDT)

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