Family:Whitney, Hamlin Lawrence (1863-1944)

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Hamlin Lawrence Whitney (Peter, Peter), son of Peter and Harriet (Fenner) Whitney, was born 8 May 1863, Woodstock, IL, and died 18 Dec 1944. He was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Elkhorn, NE.[1]

He married firstly, 4 Sep 1889, Madison Co., NE, Virginia Elizabeth Powers,[2] daughter of Isaac and Sarah Garth (Mailler) Powers. She was born 20 Sep 1868, KS, and died 17 Sep 1959, Los Angeles Co., CA. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, CA.[3] Apparently they were divorced.

He married secondly, said 1908, Martha Jean Shannon, daughter of L. W. and Kate (-----) Shannon. She was born 25 Nov 1884, CO, and died Jan 1972. She was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Elkhorn, NE.[4]

Children of Hamlin Lawrence and Virginia Elizabeth (Powers) Whitney:

i. Harriet Bernice Whitney, b. Jul 1892, NE.


184 201 Whitney, Hamith ?? Head W M Mar 1863 37 mar 10 Illinois New York New York R.R. land agt., Owns free house -----, Virginia Wife W F Sep 1868 31 mar 10 1ch 1liv Kansas Michigan Alabama -----, Harriet B. Dau W F Jul 1892 7 sgl Nebraska Illinois Kansas At school Johnson, Hilda Srvt W F Sep 1876 23 sgl Sweden Sweden Sweden Servant, Imm. 1880 Smith, Charles Coch B M Jan 1878 22 sgl Nebraska Missouri Kentucky Coachman Hash, Robert Srvt B M Oct 1872 27 sgl Missouri Missouri Kentucky Servant

  • 1910, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.
  • 1920, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.
  • 1930, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.
  • 1940, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.


  • Census records.

1.^  Find A Grave Memorial #193319721, Hamlin Lawrence Whitney.

2.^  Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995, from

3.^  Find A Grave Memorial #193945705, Virginia Elizabeth "Jean" Powers Whitney.

4.^  Find A Grave Memorial #193319759, M. Jean Shannoon Whitney.

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