Family:Whitney, George Washington (1876-1946)

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George Washington Whitney (George W., George W.), son of George W. and Katherine (Cunningham) Whitney, was born 30 Dec 1876, NY, and died 21 Nov 1946, Dunkirk, NY.[1]

He married, 5 Apr 1905, Fredonia, NY, Mary M. Lemphen or Lompenau.[2] She was born about 1883, NY, and died after 1959.

George Washington Whitney was registered for the draft 9 Sep 1918. He lived at 20 Eagle St., Fredonia, NY; aged 42; born 30 Dec 1876; barber; employed at 6 Water St., Fredonia, NY; nearest relative Mary Whitney, same address.[3]

Polk's Dunkirk City Directory, including Fredonia, 1959,[4] p. 472:

Whitney, Mary (wid Geo W.) h 5 Cleveland av
Whitney, Geo W (Whit's Gun Shop) r Cassadaga, N.Y.

Children of George Washington and Mary M. (Lemphen or Lompenau) Whitney:

i. George Washington Leonard Whitney, b. 17 Nov 1907, Fredonia, NY; d. aft. 1959; m. 22 May 1933, Dorothy Esther Bardwell.[5]


  • 1900: not found.
  • 1905 State, Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 17:

Whitney, George W. Head W M 28 U.S. Cit. Barber -----, May Wife W F 22 U.S. Cit. Housekeeper -----, Katherine Moth W F 69 Ireland Cit. At home, Imm. 1870

  • 1910, Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY: George W. Whitney, Head, Male, 38, b. NY; Mary M. Whitney, Wife, Female, 28, b. NY; George W. Whitney, Son, Male, 2, b. NY.
  • 1915 State, Dunkirk, Chautauqua Co., NY: Geo. W. Whitney, 35, Head; Mary Whitney, 32, Wife; Geo. Whitney Jr., 7 Son.
  • 1920, 5 Cleveland Avenue, Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY: George Whitney, Head, Male, 43, New York; Mary Whitney, Wife, Female, 35, New York; George Whitney, Son, Male, 12, New York.
  • 1925 State, 6 Cleveland Avenue, Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY: George W. Whitney, Head, W, M, 48, Cit., U.S., Barber; Mae Whitney, Wife, W, F, 35, Cit. U.S., Housewife; George W. Whitney, Son, W, M., 18, Cit., U.S., School; William McPhee, Roomer, W, M, 34, Cit., U.S., Salesman.
  • 1930, Fredonia, Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY: George W. Whitney, Head, M, 52, NY; Mary Whitney, Wife, F, 47, NY; George W. L. Whitney, Son, M, 22, NY.
  • 1940, Fredonia, Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY: George W. Whitney, Head, M, 62, NY; Mary Whitney, Wife, F, 57, NY


  • Census records.

1.^  New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956, from

2.^  New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967, from

3.^  United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, from

4.^  U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, from

5.^  New York, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1847-1849, 1907-1936, from

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