Family:Whitney, Mortimer Wilson (1839-1934)

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Mortimer Wilson Whitney (Egbert Travis), son of Egbert Travis and Mary (Curtis) Whitney, was born 18 Oct 1839, Midlothian, NY, and died 15 Sep 1934, Kansas City, MO. He was buried in Wallace Cemetery, Jewell, KS.[1]

He married, 2 Oct 1864, Knoxville, Knox Co., IL, Phebe Ellen Byram,[2] daughter of Elias Thompson and Harriett (Elwell) Byram. She was born 22 Feb 1840, Knoxville, IL, and died 21 Jun 1912, Phippsburg, CO. She was buried Yampa Cemetery, Yampa, CO.[3]

He served in Company D, Illinois 1st Cavalry Regiment, Civil War.

Children of Mortimer Wilson and Phebe Ellen (Byram) Whitney:

i. Frank Elson Whitney, b. 11 Sep 1866, Knoxville, IL; d. 6 Jan 1944, Grand Mesa, CO; m. Emily C. Hart; of Merker, CO.
ii. Mary Whitney Whitney, b. 20 Apr 1869, Washington Co., KS; d. 17 Aug 1955, Beloit, KS; m. 6 Oct 1887, Jewell, KS, John Otis Laffer; res. Jewell, KS.
iii. Albert Whitney, b. 12 Jan 1872 or 1873, Washington Co., KS; d. 11 Feb 1924, Jewell, KS, of suicide; bur. Wallace Cemetery, Jewell, KS;[4] m. 8 Jun 1911, Crawford Co., KS, Bertha Blair; res. Phippsburg, CO, and Eckley, CO.


168 167 Ambrose King 62 M - Farmer 2000 2275 N.Y. Harriet " 45 F - " Sarah " 17 F - Ohio Ambrose " 16 M - " Attended school Corwin " 13 M - " Attended school M. D. Whitney 20 M - " N.Y. Attended school Joseph Willington 17 M - " Penn. Attended school

11 11 Whitney, M. W. 29 M W Farmer $1500 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Phoebe E. 27 F W Keeping house Illinois -----, Frank 4 M W Illinois -----, Mary 1 F W Kansas

M. W. WHITNEY 39 Self M M W NY Landlord NY NY Phoebe E. WHITNEY 37 Wife F M W IL Landlady IN IN Frank E. WHITNEY 14 Son M S W IL NY IL May WHITNEY 11 Dau F S W KS NY IL Albert WHITNEY 7 Son M S W KS NY IL Peter WEAVER 50 Oth M M W PA Butcher PA PA Dora THORNTON 19 Oth F S W OH Waiter OH OH Eva ISHAMAEL 16 Oth F S W IL Waiter KY IN J. L. FRY 24 Oth M S W PA Butcher PA PA F. B. GIFFORD 20 Oth M S W KS Lumberman NY NY F. H. BUELTE 21 Oth M S W NY Hog Buyer PRUSSIA FRA A. HIRSCH 28 Oth M S W GER Clerk In Store GER GER W. H. CHENEY 23 Oth M S W OH Clerk In Store VT OH C. H. MEANS 29 Oth M S W KS Hog Buyer MO MO

Whitney, M. W. Head W M Oct 1839 60 mar 35 New York New York New York City marshall, owns free house -----, P. Ellen Wife W F Feb 1842 58 mar 35 3ch 3liv Illinois Connecticut Ohio -----, Frank Son W M Sep 1866 33 sgl Illinois New York Illinois -----, Albert Son W M Jan 1873 27 sgl Illinois New York Illinois

Whitney, Albert Coal Passer Burlington, Vt. W M Jul 1875 24 sgl Colorado Colorado Colorado


  • Census records.

1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #42045669, Mortimer Wilson Whitney.

2.^  Civil War, Illinois Union Soldiers.

3.^  FindAGrave Memorial #135305911, Phoebe Ellen "Mrs. M. W." Byram Whitney.

4.^  FindAGrave Memorial #42045661, Albert Whitney.

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