Family:Whitney, George Appleton (1838-1908)

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George Appleton8 Whitney (George Ransom7, Appleton Downer6, Asa5, Joshua4, William3, Joshua2, John1), son of George Ransom7 and Harriett Maria (Bronson) Whitney, was born 28 Nov 1838, Berea, OH, and died 2 Aug 1908, Evansville, IN, aged 69 years.[1]

He married, 2 Dec 1869, Elyria, OH, Mary Arabella Patterson, daughter of Hiram Patterson. She was born 10 May 1850, OH, and died after 1930.

He was born in Berea, OH. He was educated at Berea, OH, and was a soldier in the war for the Union. After the war closed he engaged in manufacturing business in Berea. He seems to have inherited a natural mechanical genius from some source, possibly from the same fountain head from which Eli Whitney, the inventor of the cotton-gin, received his. He has had several inventions patented. He is now a manufacturer at Vandalia, IL; resided Defiance, OH, and Vandalia, IL.

Children of George Appleton8 and Mary Arabella (Patterson) Whitney:

i. Grace Mildred9 Whitney, b. 2 May 1874, OH; d. 9 Aug 1881.
ii. Ethel Sophia Whitney, b. 26 Feb 1879, OH; d. aft. 1940, then unmarried.


191 199 Whitney, G. A. 31 M W Manf. of felloes $500 $200 Ohio Married in Dec -----, Arbell 20 F W K. H. Do Married in Dec

George WHITNEY 41 Self M M W OHIO Wood Bending OHIO OHIO Bell WHITNEY 42 Wife F M W OHIO Keeping House OHIO OHIO Grace M. WHITNEY 6 Dau F S W OHIO OHIO OHIO Ethel S. WHITNEY 1 Dau F S W OHIO OHIO OHIO Hiram PATTERSON 63 Oth M M W MASS Retired Farmer MASS MASS Cynthia PATTERSON 55 Oth F M W MASS Keeping House MASS MASS

93 98 Whitney, George A. Head W M Nov 1838 61 mar 30 Ohio Massachusetts Ohio Manufacturer hoops, Rents house -----, Belle P. Wife W F Mar 1850 50 mar 30 2ch 1liv Ohio Massachusetts Vermont -----, Ethel S. Dau W F Feb 1879 21 sgl Ohio Ohio Ohio -----, Roland J. FSon W M Mar 1884 16 sgl Ohio Not known Not known


1.^  Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920, at

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