Family:Whitney, George Dayton (1858-1892)

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George Dayton9 Whitney (Harrison M.8, Henry7, Joseph6, James5, James4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of Harrison M.8 and Hannah Maria (Hoyt) Whitney, was born 8 Aug 1858, Poundridge, NY, and died 22 Jul 1892, Waterbury, CT. He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Waterbury, CT.[1]

He married firstly, 24 July 1879, Danbury, CT, Ella S. Palmer.[2] She was born 1859, CT, and died 3 Mar 1886. She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Waterbury, CT.[3]

He married secondly, 2 Jun 1888, Bridgeport, CT, Martha L. (Rescott) Munson, daughter of Horace and Sarah/Salinda/Salina/Silinda/Celinda/Calinda/Caroline/Clarinda (Martin) Rescott. She was born 9 May 1856, Adams, MA, and died 8 Aug 1926, Watertown, MA. She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Waterbury, CT.[4] She had married firstly, about 1876, James M. Munson. He had been born about 1851, NS, and died 15 Apr 1891. Saco, ME. They were separated betweem 1882 and 1884, and must have been divorced.

Children of George Dayton9 and Ella S. (Palmer) Whitney:

i. Charles Dayton10 Whitney, b. 11 May 1880, Waterbury, CT; d. aft. 1917; res. Needham, MA; m. 31 Jan 1900, Norfolk, CT, Nellie May Perkins.
ii. Jennie May Whitney, b. 15 Sep 1882; d. 21 Feb 1883; bur. "Jennie E." Riverside Cemetery, Waterbury, CT.[5]

George Dayton9 and Martha L. (Rescott)(Munson) Whitney had no children.

Children of James and Martha L. (Rescott) Munson:

i. Mary Louise Munson, b. Jan 1877, CT; d. 15 Oct 1966, Pasadena, CA; m. 1895, Irving Brinsmade Calhoun.
ii. Clyde David Munson, b. 15 Apr 1880, Waterbury, CT; d. 20 Aug 1941, Sand Lake, NY; m. 26 Nov 1901, Troy, NY, Josephine Warren.
iii. Nyle Robert Munson, b. 4 Jul 1882, Waterbury, CT; d. 19 Jul 1942, Waterbury, CT; m.(1) 31 Dec 1903, Wolcott, CT, Anna Jane Smith; m.(2) 5 May 1939, Waterbury, CT, Ernestine (Anna) Wilhemina Kott.


George I. WHITNEY 21 Self M M W CT In Watch Shop CT CT Ella S. WHITNEY 21 Wife F M W CT Keep House CT CT Charles WHITNEY 1 Son M S W CT CT CT

363 526 Rettman, Cornelius L. Head W M Feb 1862 38 mar 12 Connecticut Germany Germany Pirnn turner, Rents house -----, Lizzie Wife W F Nov 1861 38 mar 12 3ch 3liv Massachusetts Scotland Vermont -----, Conelius Son W M Jul 1888 11 sgl Connecticut Connecticut Massachusetts At school -----, Mildred E. Dau W F Feb 1894 6 sgl Connecticut Connecticut Massachusetts At school -----, Donald E. Son W M Jan 1900 4m sgl Connecticut Connecticut Massachusetts 527 Whitney, Martha L. Head W F May 1862 38 wid Connecticut France France Housekeeper, Rents house -----, Nye M. Son W M Jul 1882 17 sgl Connecticut Scotland Connecticut Benchwork

NOTE: Nye M. Whitney was actually Nyle Munson, son of Martha by her first husband.

296 439 Whitney, Charles D. Head W M Feb 1877 23 mar 1 Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut Fcty. laborer, Rents house -----, Nellie Wife W F Mar 1877 23 mar 1 0ch 0liv Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut 440 McKinley, William C. Head W M Apr 1829 71 mar 6 Rhode Island Rhode Island Ireland Tool maker, Rents house -----, Camile J. Wife W F Jan 1861 39 mar 6 1ch 1liv Connecticut New York New York -----, Olive Dau W F Mar 1898 2 sgl Connecticut Rhode Island Connecticut

  • 1910, Needham, Norfolk Co., MA: Widow Martha L. Whitney, 53, living with her daughter Louise and family.
  • 1920, Needham, Norfolk Co., MA: Widow M. L. Whitney, 63, living with her daughter Louise and family.


  • Census records.

1.^  Find A Grave Memorial #192698002, George Dayton Whitney.

2.^  Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997, from

3.^  Find A Grave Memorial #204427224, Ella S. Palmer Whitney.

4.^  Find A Grave Memorial #192698070, Martha L. Rescott Whitney.

5.^  Find A Grave Memorial #204427233, Jennie E. Whitney.

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