Family:Whitney, Thomas Frederick (s1860-1895)

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Thomas Frederick Whitney, parentage unknown, was born say 1860, CO, and died 1895, Broome County, NY.

He married before 1894, Anna Ryan, daughter of James and Margaret (Driscoll) Ryan. She was born 9 Jun 1862, Conklin, NY, and died 20 Jun 1951, Binghamton, NY.[1] She is buried in Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, NY.[2]

She married secondly, 21 Apr 1904, NY, John Larkin,[3] son of Joseph and Janette (McGregor) Rankin. He was born 22 May 1835, Providence, RI, and died 1905, Binghamton, NY. He is buried in Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, NY.[4] He had married firstly, 3 Feb 1864, Binghamton, NY, Marie Chambers.

Binghamton, NY, City Directory, 1900:[5]

Whitney, Anna R, wid Thomas F, h 25 Pind

Children of Thomas Frederick and Margaret Anna (Ryan) Whitney:

i. Janet Rankin Whitney, b. 28 May 1894, Philadelphia, PA; d. 1972, Binghamton, NY; bur. Floral Park Cemetery, Johnson City, NY;[6] m. 12 Oct 1925, Ithaca, NY, Clement Gray Bowers.[7]


His first given name is from the Binghamton City Directory of 1900, where Mrs. Anna Whitney is called widow of Thomas F. His middle name is listed on the marriage record of his daughter Janet. His birth in Colorado is indicated from the 1900 census record of daughter Janet.


6 9 Whitney, Anna R. Head W F Jun 1866 33 wid 1ch 1liv New York New York New York Rents house -----, Janet R. Dau W F May 1892 8 sgl Pennsylvania Colorado New York Squires, Bertha Srvt W F Nov 1880 19 sgl New York New York New York Housework

  • 1905 State, Binghamton Ward 9, Broome Co., NY: Anna Rankin 28, and Janet Whitney, 13.`
  • 1910
  • 1915
  • 1920, Binghamton Ward 4, Broome Co., NY: Clement G. Bowers, 26, son, Anna Rankin, 47, servant, and Jane Whitney, 25, servant, in family of La Mont Bowers.
  • 1930, Maine, Broome Co., NY: Clement G. Bowers, 36, and wife Janet W., 35.


1.^  New York, U.S., Death Index, 1852-1956, from Also, Anna R. W. Rankin Death Certificate, from

2.^  Find A Grave Memorial #83677878, Anna R. W. Rankin.

3.^  New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967, from

4.^  Find A Grave Memorial #83677867, John Rankin.

5.^  U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, from

6.^  Find A Grave Memorial #58925300, Janet Rankin Whitney Bowers

7.^  New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936, from

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