Family:Whitney, Luther James (1844-1903)

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Luther James9 Whitney (Edson8, Luther7, Nathaniel6, Samuel5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Edson8 and Martha (Hill) Whitney, was born 1841, Hancock County, IL, and died 2 Jan 1903, Spokane, WA.

He married 31 October 1869, Leavenworth, KS, Sarah Jane Palmer, daughter of John F. Palmer and Melvina A. Proctor. [ref marriage license] She was born 1851, IN.

Luther worked mining Utah 1870 and Black Hills (DT) in 1875. Lived St Paul 1876. Became Post Trader Fort Abraham Lincoln, DT 1876. Settled area Miles City, MT 1877 with wife Jane and son Edson b. 1871 Kansas. Built first house Miles City. Merchant, land investor, cattleman, sheep rancher.

Children of Luther James9 and Sarah Jane (Palmer) Whitney:

i. Edson10 Whitney, b. 1871, Ft. Scott, KS.
ii. Luther James Whitney, b. 3 Mar 1879, Miles City, MT; m. Viola Whilhelmina Hamilton.
iii. Walter Whitney, b. Miles City, MT.


893 890 Palmer, Jno. F. 41 M W Gardener Ky. Male citizen over 21 Meloina 38 F W Keeps House " Whitney, Sarah 20 F W " Indiana Palmer, Lucy 18 F W At Home Indiana Johanna 16 F W " Mo. Geo. 13 M W " " Attended school Anastasia 9 F W " " Attended school Franklin 6 M W " " Catherine 1 F W " Kas.

Luther WHITNEY 39 Self M M W IL NY KY Jane WHITNEY 29 Wife F M W IN Keeping House KY KY Edson WHITNEY 9 Son M S W KS --- --- Luther WHITNEY 1 Son M S W MT --- ---


1. This Far West, by L. Hoopes.

2. Recollections of Old Milestown, Samuel Gordon (1918).

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