Family:Whitney, Adelbert A. (c1846-1916)

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Adelbert A.9 Whitney (Levi Warren8, Levi7, Abner6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Levi Warren8 and Martha (Bohannon) Whitney, was born about Feb 1846 (twin), NY, and died Apr 1916, Chaplin, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Melrose, MN.

He married, 7 Feb 1872, Harriet M. Spencer, daughter of Dennis and Julia M. (-----) Spencer. She was born Apr 1856, Jefferson, Richland Co., OH, and died 1 Jun 1910, Melrose, MN. She was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Melrose, MN.

When Adelbert was but fifteen years of age, he enlisted in Company A, of the Eighty-first New York Volunteer Infantry, and served about four years and four months, without a day's sickness or an hour's absence from duty.

He attended the Commercial College at Oswego, New York, and afterwards engaged in mercantile pursuits at the latter city for two years.

In 1871, he came to Melrose, taught school the first winter, and has since, with the exception of two year's absence on the plains, had the management of Clark & McClure's lumber business at this point.

Adelbert Whitney was instrumental in the establishment of a Mason's Lodge in Melrose. In 1880, the following was published in the local newspaper:

May 13, 1880 — A dispensation from the Grand Lodge of the State has been granted to Solomon Foot, A. A. Whitney and N. M. Freeman to institute a Lodge of Masons at Melrose.

Children of Adelbert A.9 and Harriet M. (Spencer) Whitney:

i. Estella Adelaide10 Whitney, b. 19 Aug 1873, Melrose, MN; d. 8 Jun 1956, Del Norte Co., CA; m. John Dey Ausbourne.
ii. Ira Charles Whitney, b. Feb 1876, Melrose, MN; d. 1964, Colville, Stevens Co., WA; m. 1899, Marcia May Rust.
iii. Martha Mattie Whitney, b. 1878, Melrose, MN; d. 22 APR 1935, Port Orchard, Kitsap, Washington; m. 24 Dec 1898, Melvin W Oakes.
iv. Carrie May Whitney, b. Jun 1880; d. 19 Feb 1889; bur. Oak Hill Cemetery, Melrose, MN.
v. Edith Blanch Whitney, b. Nov 1882; d. 25 Dec 1884; bur. Oak Hill Cemetery, Melrose, MN.
vi. James Roland Whitney, b. 8 Sep 1885, Melrose, MN; d. 1961, Kingston, Kitsap Co., WA; m. 3 May 1906, Hazel D. Johnson.
vii. Clark E. Whitney, b. Apr 1888; d. 1955; m. Esther Fossey.
viii. Roy Garfield Whitney, b. 30 Jul 1890, Melrose, MN; d. 24 Oct 1980, Everett, Snohomish Co., WA; m. Dorothy E. -----.
ix. Hazel D. Whitney, b. Oct 1892; d. after 1974. m. Orville Holland of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was b. 14 DEC 1888 and d.1974
x. Fred Louis Whitney, b. 28 Jan 1897 in Sauk Center, MN; d. 6 Oct 1961, Yuba, CA.; m. Violet Evangeline Balding. Burials at Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California


121 129 Whitney, Perry 38 M W Farmer $1000 $450 New York Male citizen over 21 Ester 26 F W Keeping house " " Nettie 5 F W " " Attended school Lyman 33 M W Boatman $1400 " " Male citizen over 21 Adelbert 23 M W Sailor " " Male citizen over 21

Adelbert WHITNEY 34 Self M M W NY Lumber Dealer NY NY Hattie WHITNEY 24 Wife F M W OH K.H. NY OH Estella WHITNEY 7 Dau F S W MN At School NY OH Ira C. WHITNEY 4 Son M S W MN At Home NY OH Mattie WHITNEY 2 Dau F S W MN NY OH Anna BRUCK 16 Oth F S W MN Housework PRUS PRUS

138 145 Adelbert A. Whitney Sergt. A 81 NY Inf 14 Aug 1861 16 Aug 1865 4y 0m 2d Melrose, MN

  • 1895, Beltrami Co., MN
  • 1900, Beltrami Co., MN
  • 1910, Currie, Rolette Co., ND
  • 1911, Moosejaw, Saskatchewan, Canada


  • Census records.
  • Find A Grave, Oak Hill Cemetery, Melrose, Stearns County, Minnesota
  • The newspaper announcents, from The History of Stearns County, Minnesota, authored by William Bell Mitchell, 1915.
  • The History of the Upper Mississippi Valley - published in 1881.

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