Family:Whitney, Lewis Cass (1851-a1910)

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Hon. Lewis Cass8 Whitney (Wait7, Thomas6, Peter5, Josiah4, Josiah3, [prob.] Benjamin2, John1), son of Wait7 and Barbara (Burkholder) Whitney, was born 20 Jun 1851, Danville, OH, and died after 1910.

He married firstly, 30 Jun 1877, Centerville, IA, Mary Eunice Best, daughter of John and Lydia (Kirkham) Best. She was born Nov 1859, Jackson, KS, and died 8 Feb 1920, Pueblo, CO. They were divorced in 1889. She married secondly, about 1900, Joseph Link, and lived in Calhan, CO.

He married secondly, 1896, Snohomish Co., WA, Edith Adelaide Isabella (Kaye) Summerfield, daughter of James and Elizabeth (-----) Kaye. She was born Feb 1864, England, and died after 1910. She had married firstly, 20 Feb 1885, Victoria, BC, Peter Summerfield.

Lewis Cass Whitney, born 20 Jun 1851, in Brown Township, Knox County, OH. Born with the measles. Attended one term of school at Hayesville academy, at Hayesville, OH. At fourteen went west to Iowa. Next year went to Denver, CO; same year went to Saint Louis, MO. Through the aid of his brother, A. G. Whitney, he entered the I. I. university at Champaign City, IL, in the year 1868; attended three years; taught school several terms in Illinois; went back to Iowa in 1871; studied law with Judge Joseph C. Knapp at Keosauqua, Van Buren County, IA; was admited to the bar in 1872; commenced practice at Centerville, IA. Was a Democrat in politics; took an active part in the politics of Iowa. Was elected mayor of Centerville four terms. Was married to Mamie Eunice Best at Centerville, IA, 30 Jun 1877. Moved to Sedan, KS, 1885. Was a Democrat candidate for county attorney of Chautauqua County, KS, in the year 1887, and again in 1889; defeated both times by a small majority, the last time by seventeen votes. The county was several hundred Republican. Removed to Snohomish, WA, 1891. Was a candidate for county attorney on Democratic ticket in 1892 for Snohomish county; was defeated in a three-cornered fight by the Peoples' Party candidate by forty-three votes. His marriage was an unfortunate one, both for his wife and himself; it was unhappy from the first; was ended by his wife getting a divorce, practically by agreement, in 1889. Of this marriage three children were born; all boys. His wife is still living and is now Mrs. L. G. McPherson; resided Sedan, KS. At Snohomish he formed a copartnership in the law business with the Hon. J. W. Frame, one of the leading Democrats of the state. Their firm have taken a high standing at the bar; resided Snohomish, WA.

Children of Lewis Cass8 and Mamie Eunice (Best) Whitney:

i. Cecil9 Whitney, b. 17 Dec 1878, Centerville, IA; m. c1902, MaBelle L. Boucher.
ii. Hansel Whitney, b. 20 Sep 1880, Centerville, IA; d. after 1900. No records found after the 1900 census location of Denver, CO.
iii. Monfort Whitney, b. 6 Aug 1883, Centerville, IA; m. c1903, Lillie Jenny Cooley.

Children of Lewis Cass8 and Edith Adelaide Isabella (Kaye)(Summerfield) Whitney:

iv. Barbara Evelyn K.9 Whitney, b. Nov 1898, Everett, WA; m. 18 Dec 1914, San Francisco, CA, Charles James Ramsey.


He was named after military officer and politician Lewis Cass, of Michigan.


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