Family:Whitney, John William (1839-1932)

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John William Whitney (Horace Selden), son of Horace Selden and Lucinda (Cole) Whitney), was born 28 Dec 1839, Erie Co., PA, and died 25 Sep 1932, either El Centro, Imperial Co., CA, or Ludlow, IL.

He married firstly, 8 Oct 1872, De Witt Co., IL, Sarah Ellen Yazel. She was born May 1852, IL, and died 1910.

He married secondly, after 1910, Maria Horton.

John and Sarah are buried in Ludlow Cemetery, Ludlow, IL.

Children of John William and Sarah Ellen (Yazel) Whitney:

i. William Emmett Whitney, b. Feb 1876, IL, m. ca. 1906, Violetta -----.
ii. Charles E. Whitney, b. Jun 1878, IL; m. ca. 1906, Florence Swearingen.
iii. Effie Whitney, b. Aug 1882, IL; m. ca. 1906, William H. Miller.

John William and Maria (Horton) Whitney had no known children.


187 185 Moore, James B. 30 M W Farmer $4800 $1500 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Catherine 22 F W Keeping house Indiana -----, Nellie 3 F W Illinois Whitney, John 29 M W Laborer Pa. Male citizen over 21

John WHITNEY 39 Self M M W PA Farmer VT NH Sarah E. WHITNEY 29 Wife F M W IL Keeping House IL IL William E. WHITNEY 4 Son M S W IL PA IL Charles E. WHITNEY 2 Son M S W IL PA IL

86 86 Whitney, John Head W M Dec 1840 59 mar 25 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Farmer, Owns mortgaged farm -----, Sarrah L. Wife W F May 1852 48 mar 25 3ch 3liv Illinois Ohio Illinois -----, Emmett Son W M Feb 1876 24 sgl Illinois Pennsylvania Illinois Farm Laborer -----, Charles A. Son W M Jun 1878 21 sgl Illinois Pennsylvania Illinois Farm Laborer -----, Effie Dau W F Aug 1882 17 sgl Illinois Pennsylvania Illinois

  • 1910, Ludlow, Champaign Co., IL: Emmitt Whitney, 34; wife Violetta Whitney, 22; father John Whitney, 69, b. PA.
  • 1920, Swan Lake, Pocahontas Co, IA: John Whitney, 80, b. PA, father-in-law in family of William H. Miller and wife Effie L., 37.
  • 1930, El Centro, Imperial Co., CA: Emmitt M. Whitney, head, 24, b. IL, single; Charles E. Whitney, father, 52, b. IL, widowed; John C. Whitney, brother, 17, b. CO, single; John Whitney, grandfather, 91, widowed, b. WI.


  • Census records.

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