Family:Whitney, Ohel Edward (1842-a1910)

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Ohel and Mary Esther Catherine (Askren) Whitney

Ohel Edward 8 Whitney (Albert R.7, Josiah6, Josiah5, Josiah4, Josiah3, [prob.] Benjamin2, John1), son of Albert R.7 and Betsey (Case) Whitney, was born 1 Jan 1842, Rootstown, OH,[1] and died after 1910.[2]

He married firstly, 23 Dec 1865, New Albany, IN, Sarah Hayes. She was born about 1842, IN; and died 16 May 1886.

He married secondly, 30 May 1887, Mary Elle Askren. She was born about 1867, IA.

His father died when he was 10 years of age. On 25 Apr 1861, he enlisted in the 7th Ohio Infantry, at Ravenna, Portage County, OH, and re-enlisted as a veteran on 14 Jan 1864, at Bridgeport, AL, and was discharged at Louisville, KY, 1 Jul 1865. He is a mason by trade; resided Birmingham, IA.

Children of Ohel Edward8 and Sarah (Hayes) Whitney:

i. Edward E.9 Whitney, b. 18 Mar 1868, Seymour, IN; m.(1) Lilly S. Moore; m.(2) Nora M. Gillette.
ii. Mark M. Whitney, b. 11 Aug 1873, Lee Co., IA; m. 29 Dec 1898, Ottumwa, IA, Lulu May Scott, b. ca. 1877, dau. of James and Clara (Butts) Scott.[3]
iii. Mary M. Whitney, b. 14 Apr 1875; d. 3 Mar 1891.
iv. Frank Blair Whitney, b. 8 Feb 1877, IL; d. 26 Mar 1950, Independence, IA; m. Estella Troester.

Children of Ohel Edward8 and Mary Elle (Askren) Whitney were as follows:

i. Lilly L. Whitney9, b. 22 Feb 1888, IA.
ii. Lottie L. Whitney, b. 15 Feb 1890, IA.
iii. May M. Whitney (or Mirtie M. Whitney), b. 15 Sep 1892, Fairfield, Jefferson Co, IA; d. 15 Aug 1984, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN; m.(1) William J. Funk; m.(2) Henry Lee Blaine.
iv. Dolly E. Whitney, b. 12 Sep 1894, IA.
v. Sarah E. Whitney, b. 1897, IA.
vi. Albert Jay Whitney, b. 1899, IA.
vii. John Whitney, b. 1903, IA.


Ohel appears in numerous census records under various name spellings (1850 - Ohel Whitney, 1860 - Olliel e Whitney, 1870 - E O Whitney, 1900 - Edward Whitney, 1910 - Edward O Whitney).

88 88 Whitney, E. O. 28 M W Farmer Ohio Male citizen over 21 -----, S. 27 F W Keeping house Ind. -----, E. 2 M W At home "

119 119 O. E. Whitney 53 M W m Ohio [St]one Mason M.E. Voter, Co. G, 7th Ohio Inft. Mary E. Whitney 27 F W m Van Buren Ia. [Ke]eping House M.E. Mark M. Whitney 21 M W s Illinois [F]arm Work M.E. Frank B. Whitney 17 M W s Illinois [St]one Cutter Lettie L. Whitney 6 F W - V.B. Co. Iowa - Lottie L. Whitney 4 F W - V.B. Co. Iowa - May M. Whitney 2 F W - V.B. Co. Iowa - Dollie Whitney 0 F W - V.B. Co. Iowa -

39 39 Whitney, Edward Head W M Jan 1842 58 mar 13 Ohio Ohio Ohio Stone mason, Rents house -----, Mary E. Wife W F Apr 1867 33 mar 13 7ch 6liv Iowa Indiana Illinois -----, Lillie L. Dau W F Feb 1888 12 sgl Iowa Ohio Iowa At school -----, Lottie L. Dau W F Feb 1890 10 sgl Iowa Ohio Iowa At school -----, Millie M. Dau W F Sep 1892 7 sgl Iowa Ohio Iowa -----, Dollie E. Dau W F Sep 1894 5 sgl Iowa Ohio Iowa -----, Sarah E. Dau W F Nov 1896 3 sgl Iowa Ohio Iowa -----, Albert J. Son W M Jan 1899 1 sgl Iowa Ohio Iowa

456 475 Whitney, Mark W. Head W M Aug 1874 25 mar 1 Ohio Ohio Ohio Stone mason, Rents house -----, Lulu M. Wife W F Apr 1878 22 mar 1 Mo. Ohio La.

10 10 Whitney, Edwin Head W M Mar 1869 31 mar 7 Indiana Ohio Ohio Stone mason, Rents house -----, Nora Wife W F Aug 1877 23 mar 7 0ch 0liv Missouri Minnesota Iowa -----, Donnie HBro W M May 1894 6 sgl Iowa Ohio Iowa

  • 1910, Fairfield Ward 1, Jefferson Co., IA:

111 118 Whitney, Edward O. Head M W 68 mar2 ae 21 OH OH OH Mason, Stone Whitney, Mary E. Wife F W 42 mar1 ae 21 9ch 6liv IA IA IN Whitney, May Dau F W 17 sgl IA OH IA Whitney, Dollie Dau F W 15 sgl IA OH IA Whitney, Sadie Dau F W 13 sgl IA OH IA Whitney, Albert Son M W 11 sgl IA OH IA Whitney, John Son M W 7 sgl IA OH IA


1.^  Source

2.^  Source

3.^  Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934, at

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