Family:Whitney, George W. (1849-1899)

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George W.8 Whitney (William8, John7, Phinehas6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of William8 and Jane (Cheffy) Whitney, was born 1849, OH, and died 1899, IL.

He married, 7 Sep 1873, OH, Harriet R. Osborne, daughter of William and Mary (Worth) Osborn. She was born 23 Dec 1849, Ross County, OH, and died 1 Sep 1916, Woodhull, Henry Co., IL.

Both are buried in Clover Chapel Cemetery, Clover Township, Henry County, IL.

Obituary: "Sept. 6 (1916)—Harriet R. Osborn was born December 23, 1849 near Beverly, OH. When a girl of about sixteen years she came to Illinois and settled near Woodhull (IL). She was married September 7, 1873 to George W. Whitney in Clover Chapel. To this union were born ten children, two of whom have preceded her to the great beyond. They are Ann Jane Whitney, deceased, William R. Whitney, Mary Luella Whitney, Harvey Ellsworth, John Henry, Martin Everett, deceased; Ocona Rose, Rebecca Eliza, Minnie Etta and Samuel Glenn. Mr. Whitney died in 1909. Mrs. Harriet Whitney joined the Christian church of Woodhull many years ago and was a faithful member and earnest worker. She died quite suddenly September 1, 1916 at her home being 64 years, 8 months and 9 days old. Her many friends and neighbors are saddened over her death and she will be greatly missed in the community. Her funeral was held in the M.E. church, Rev. S.A. Guthrie officiating. Interment was made in the Woodhull cemetery." Note: Her birthplace is incorrect. Her family was living in Ross County, Ohio in in 1850 and 1860.

The Whitney family migrated from Beverly, Washington Co., Ohio. Apparently Harriet and George W. Whitney moved to Iowa and returned to Woodhull by 1880. [1]

Children of George W.8 and Harriet R. (Osborne) Whitney:

i. Ann Jane9 Whitney, b. 1 Nov 1876, IA; d. 25 Apr 1908, Berwick, IL; m.(1) Charles Burton; divorced; m.(2) 6 Oct 1903, Maynard Livingston.
ii. William R. Whitney, b. Jan 1876, IA; d. after 1916, CA.
iii. Mary Luella Whitney, b. Mar 1877, IL; d. 8 Oct 1938; m. 6 Jul 1898, Henderson Co., IL, Bushrod H. Heflin.
iv. Harvey Ellsworth Whitney, b. 16 Apr 1879, IL; d. 20 Mar 1928, Wilmar, Drew Co., AR; m. 1909, IA, Bettie Elizabeth Prinzing.
v. John Henry Whitney, b. May 1883, IL; d. after 1916. In Rio, Knox Co., OH, in 1900.
vi. Martin Everett Whitney, b. Jan 1886, IL; d. 1913. He is buried in Clover Chapel Cemetery, Clover, Henry Co., IL.
vii. Ocona Rose Whitney, b. Oct 1887, IL; d. after 1916.
viii. Rebecca Eliza Whitney, b. Mar 1890, IL; d. after 1916.
ix. Minnie Etta Whitney, b. Dec 1891, IL; d. after 1916.
x. Samuel Glenn Whitney, b. 10 Apr 1894, IL; d. 28 Jun 1949, Crow Wing, MN; m. Beatrice M. Whitney.


Geo. W. WHITNEY 31 Self M M W OH Farmer OH VA Harriett WHITNEY 29 Wife F M W OH Keeping House ENG ENG Anna J. WHITNEY 6 Dau F S W IA OH OH William S. WHITNEY 5 Son M S W IA OH OH Mary L. WHITNEY 2 Dau F S W IL OH OH Harry E. WHITNEY 1 Son M S W IL OH OH

Whitney, Hattie W F wid

  • 1910, Clover, Henry Co., IL: widow Harriet R. Whitney.


  • Census records

1.^  Clover Chapel Cemetery, Clover Township, Henry Co., IL.

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