Family:Whitney, Frederick J. (1869-1937)

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Frederick J. Whitney (Henry Herbert, William, Joshua), son of [[Family:Whitney, Henry Herbert (1841-a1920)|Henry Herbert and Flora (Griffin) Whitney, was born Sep 1870, St. Joseph, MO, and died 17 May 1937, Newington, CT. He was buried in Newington Cemetery, Newington, CT.[1]

He married, about 1893, Minnie Gregor, daughter of Christopher and Caroline (Kuhn) Gregor. She was born 11 Dec 1874, Meriden, CT, and died 25 Aug 1968, Simsbury, CT. She was buried in Newington Cemetery, Newington, CT.[2]

His obituary:[3]

"Frederick J. Whitney
"Frederick J. Whitney of 96 Day Street, Newington Junction, died at his home Monday afternoon after a long illness. He was born in St. Joseph, Mo., son of the late Henry and Flora Whitney, and had lived in Newington for 32 years. He leaves his wife, Minnie Gregor hitney, two daughters, Mrs. Charles L. Berry of Elmwood and Mrs. Howard Hill of Newington; three sons, Harold H. Whitney and Burton O. Whitney of Newington, and Charles S. Whitney of Meriden, and nine grandchildren. The funeral will be held Wednesday at his home at 2 p.m. with Rev. Louis I. Belden of Christ Church Cathedral officiating. Burial will be in Newington Cemetery."

Her obituary:[4]

"Mrs. Minnie Gregor Whitney, 93, of 15 Church St., Plainville, widow of Frederick J. WHitney, died Sunday at the Holly Hill Convalescent Home in Simsbury. She was born in Meriden and lived in Newington for may years before moving to Plainville three years ago. She was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church in Newington. She leaves two sons, Harold W. Whitney of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Charles F. Whitney of Berlin; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Berry of Haddam and Mrs. Howard Hill of Plainville; ten grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 25 Bonair Ave., Newington, with the Rev. George J. Karney Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Newington. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m."

Children of Frederick J. and Minnie (Gregor) Whitney:

i. (child) Whitney, b. say 1894; d. bef. 1900.
ii. Harold W. Whitney, b. May 1896; d. aft. 1968; res. St. Petersburg, FL.
iii. Beatrice Whitney, b. Aug 1898; d. aft. 1968; m. Charles Berry; res. Haddam, CT.
iv. Burton Whitney, b. ca. 1903; d. aft. 1920.
v. Walter L. Whitney, b. 1904; d. 1928; bur. Newington Cemetery, Newington, CT.[5]
vi. Charles Frederick Whitney, b. ca. 1904; d. aft. 1968; res. Berlin, CT.
vii. Lillian Dorothy Whitney, b. ca. 1915; d. aft. 1968; m. Howard Hill; res. Plainville, CT.


475 543 Whitney, Fred J. Head W M Sep 1870 29 mar 7 New York New York New York Iron moulder, Rents house -----, Minnie Wife W F Dec 1874 25 mar 7 3ch 2liv Connecticut Germany Germany -----, Harold Son W M May 1896 4 sgl Connecticut New York Connecticut -----, Beatrice Dau W F Aug 1898 1 sgl Connecticut New York Connecticut

  • 1910, Newington, Hartford Co., CT:

Fred Whitney, Head, Male, 42, New York, parents b. unknown & NY Minnie Whitney, Wife, Female, 37, Connecticut Harold Whitney, Son, Male, 13, Connecticut Beatrice Whitney, Daughter, Female, 12, Connecticut Bert Whitney, Son, Male, 7, Connecticut Walter Whitney, Son, Male, 6, Connecticut Carrie Gregor, Mother-in-law, Female, 66, Germany

  • 1920, Newington, Hartford Co., CT:

Frederick Whitney, 50, b. MO, parents b. MO Minnie Whitney, 44, b. CT, parents b. Germany Harold Whitney, 23 Beatrice Whitney, 21 Burton Whitney, 17 Walter Whitney, 15 Frederick Whitney, 8 Dorothy Whitney, 5

  • 1930, Newington, Hartford Co., CT:

Frederick J. Whitney, 59, b. MO, parents b. NY Minnie Whitney, 54, b. CT, parents b. Germany Frederick C. Whitney, 19 L. Dorothy Whitney, 16 Caroline Gregor, 88, b. Germany, parents b. Germany Gwendolyn B. Way, 5, Boarder

  • 1940, Newington, Hartford Co., CT: Widow Minnie Whitney, 65, b. CT


  • Census records.

4.^  The Hartford Courant, 28 Aug 1968, p. 6.

1.^  Find A Grave Memorial #134959751, Frederick J. Whitney.

2.^  Find A Grave Memorial #134959780, Minnie A. Gregor Whitney.

3.^  The Hartford Courant, 18 May 1937, p. 4.

4.^  The Hartford Courant, 28 Aug 1968, p. 6.

5.^  Find A Grave Memorial #183303076, Walter L. Whitney.

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