Family:Whitney, Edgar LeRoy (1846-a1880)

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Edgar LeRoy Whitney (Annas Spears, Aaron, [poss.] Jonathan5, Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Annas Spears and Drusilla (Wright) Whitney, was born 26 Aug 1846, ME, and died between 1880 and 1900.

He married, 24 Dec 1871, Dexter, ME, Alice Bernice Crockett daughter of Silas and Lydia Stetson (Beal) Crockett. She was born 9 Apr 1852, ME, and died after 1900.

Children of Edgar LeRoy and Alice Bernice (Crockett) Whitney:

i. Eugene S. Whitney, b. Dec 1872, ME; d. after 1910; m. ca. 1893, Julia Etta Lane; res. Ripley, ME.
ii. Edgar Silas Whitney, b. 9 Dec 18--, possibly 1874.
iii. Elmer LeRoy Whitney, b. 19 Dec 1876, Dexter, ME; m.(1) 1 Feb 1902, Corinna, ME, Leila May Proctor; they were apparently divorced, and she m.(2) before 1920, James E. Crowley; he m.(2) 7 May 1916, Corinna, ME, Edith M. Dearborn, d. 1929, bur. Village Cemetery, Corinna, ME.
iv. Lizzie M. Whitney, b. ca. 1878, ME.
v. Oral James Whitney, b. 21 Jun 1880, Dexter, ME; m. 6 Oct 1900, Dexter, ME, Carrie Ann Mckusick. Children:


a. Arlene Whitney, b. 27 Jul 1910, Lincoln, MA.[1]


Edgar WHITNEY 34 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Alice B. WHITNEY 27 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Eugene S. WHITNEY 7 Son M S W ME ME ME Elmer L. WHITNEY 3 Son M S W ME ME ME Lizzie M. WHITNEY 1 Dau F S W ME ME ME

  • 1900, Garland, Penobscot Co., ME: Alice B. Whitney, widow, b. Apr 1852, and son Elmer L., b. Dec 1876.
  • 1900, Ripley Somerset Co., ME: Eugene Whitney, b. Dec 1872, wife Etta S., b. Jul 1864.
  • 1910, Dexter, Penobscot Co., ME: Eugene Whitney, 37, wife Etta J., 46.
  • 1910, Elmer not found.
  • 1920, Eugene nor Etta found.
  • 1920, Newport, Penobscot Co., ME: Elmer L. Whitney, 43, wife Edith M., 43.
  • 1930, Newport, Penobscot Co., ME: Elmer L. Whitney, 53.
  • 1940, Newport, Penobscot Co., ME: Elmer L. Whitney, 63, daughter Montez, 34.


  • Census records.

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 591, page 479.

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