Family:Whitney, Samuel Emory (1848-1939)

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Samuel Emory7 Whitney (Samuel6, Isaac5, Jason4, Mark3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Samuel6 and Ann (Stroup) Whitney, was born 28 Mar 1848, Mount Clemens, MI, and died 10 Jan 1939, Mount Clemens, MI. He was buried in Clinton Grove Cemetery, Clinton, MI.[1]

He was unmarried.

He resided 23 Adams Ave., Detroit, MI. His father, a native of New York, was raised on a farm, occasionally as a diversion teaching district school for a term, or commanding a boat for a season on the Erie canal. In 1834, when 23 years of age, he emigrated to Michigan, purchased 20 acres of land near Mount Clemens from the government, upon which he lived till the time of his death. S. Emory lived on his father's farm till well along in his teens, attending district school three or four months of the year. Abandoning the farm, he chose teaching as his profession, attended the Normal school of his state, from which he graduated in 1872, since which time he has been employed in his profession. Since graduation he has occupied the position of superintendent of schools at Armada, Marine City, and Hancock, MI, coming to Detroit in 1885 as principal of the Cass school -- one of the most prominent public schools in the state. Of a social as well as professional nature, he is a member of several fraternal societies, ranking high in masonic circles, and has also held several elective offices. A recent publication entitled, "Prominent Educators of Michigan" contains a very complimentary notice of him and his work. The subject of this sketch is unmarried.


Anna M. NOBLE 46 Self F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Arthur W. NOBLE 20 Son M S W MI Druggist NY NY Byron E. NOBLE 15 Son M S W OH At School NY NY George A. NOBLE 13 Son M S W MI At School NY NY Kittie M NOBLE 9 Dau F S W MI NY NY Mary J. FINLEY 19 Oth F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE Jerusha M. GIBBON 39 Sis F W W NY NY NY Frank B. GIBBON 14 Neph M S W MI At School NY NY Harry GIBBON 1 Neph M S W MI NY NY David S. KENDALL 51 Oth M S W NY Book Keeper NY NY Joseph PAUL 23 Oth M S W MI Clerk In Store ENG ENG Samuel E WHITNEY 32 Oth M S W MI Teacher NY NY


  • Census records.

1.^  Find A Grave memorial #119526283, Samuel Emory Whitney.

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