Family:Whitney, Willard Arms (1857-1946)

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Willard Arms9 Whitney (Solomon8, Solomon7, Nathaniel6, Samuel5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Solomon8 and Sarah (Chase) Whitney, was born 5 Oct 1857, Little Compton, RI, and died 27 May 1946, Manhattan, KS.

He married, Mar 1879, Abbie Lois Browning, daughter of Asaph and Abbie (Copeland) Browning. She was born 24 Nov 1860, KS, and died 9 Mar 1949, Manhattan, KS.

Willard Armes Whitney was born in Little Compton, Rhode Island, 5 Oct 1857; went to Kansas with his father in spring of 1866, being then nine years old past; attended district school at College Hill schoolhouse until he was able to enter the State Agricultural college at Manhattan, where he studied two years, standing well in his classes and grading well. His vacations and spare time were devoted to assisting his father on the farm, where he acquired a liking for the work, and in 1879 he married Miss Abbie L. Browning, which marriage has resulted in the birth of eight bright boys, all living but one. He is settled on a good farm of his own, and is doing comparatively well, and, ordinarily speaking, has a bright future before him. Morals good, habits temperate, and is highly respected by all who know him; resided Manhattan, KS.

Children of Willard Arms9 and Abbie Lois (Browning) Whitney:

i. Harry Browning10 Whitney, b. 14 May 1880. Manhattan, KS; d. 2 Mar 1959, Manhattan, KS; m. 18 Jun 1902, Manhattan, KS, Esther Kearns.
ii. Ralph Charles Whitney, b. 10 Aug 1881, Manhattan, KS; d. 15 Jun 1949, San Bernardino, CA; m. Grace Rebecca Voiles.
iii. George Everett Whitney, b. 6 Mar 1883, Manhattan, KS; d. after 1930, NE; m. Rose ------; res. Omaha, NE, and Norton, KS.
iv. Solomon Whitney, b. 15 Dec 1885, Manhattan, KS; d. 28 Apr 1947, St. George, KS; m. Florence Ealie O'Neil.
v. Willard Arms Whitney, b. 11 Jan 1887, Manhattan, KS; d. after 1930; m. Jennie M. -----.
vi. Asaph Whitney, b. 4 Sep 1889, Manhattan, KS; d. 1948, Manhattan, KS; m. Grace Faulk Conrow. FindAGrave Memorial 16290138.
vii. Raymond K. Whitney, b. 20 Apr 1891, Manhattan, KS; d. after 1930; m. Mona C. -----; res. Manhattan and Wakarusa, KS, Springfield, IL, and David City, NE.
viii. Truman Whitney, b. 20 Apr 1891, Manhattan, KS; d. 18 Sep 1891.
ix. Copeland Whitney, b. 30 Oct 1901, Manhattan, KS; d. 2 Aug 1978, Manhattan, KS.
x. Abbie Lois Whitney, b. 12 Feb 1907, Manhattan, KS; d. 5 Oct 1990, Manhattan, KS.


Solomon WHITNEY 47 Self M M W VT Farmer VT VT Lucy J. WHITNEY 36 Wife F M W OH Keeps House MA OH Willard WHITNEY 22 Son M M W RI Farm Laborer VT RI Abbie WHITNEY 19 DauL F M W KS At Home MA MA Genevieve WHITNEY 20 Dau F S W RI School Teacher VT RI Sarah C. WHITNEY 19 Dau F S W RI School Teacher VT RI Bertha E. WHITNEY 15 Dau F S W RI At Home VT RI Jessie WHITNEY 5 Dau F S W KS VT RI Arthur P. COZAD 9 SSon M S W KS OH OH

Whitney, Willard A. Head W M 42 -----, Abbie L. Wife W F 39 -----, Harry B. Son W M 20 -----, Ralph C. Son W M 18 -----, George E. Son W M 17 -----, Soloman Son W M 15 -----, Willard A. Son W M 13 -----, Asaph Son W M 10 -----, Raymond Son W M 9

  • 1910, Manhattan, Riley Co., KS: Will Whitney, 52; Abbie Whitney, 49; Asa Whitney, 20; Copeland Whitney, 8; Lois A. Whitney, 3.
  • 1920, Manhattan, Riley Co., KS: Willard A. Whitney, 62; Abbie L. Whitney, 59; Lois Whitney, 12.
  • 1930, Manhattan, Riley Co., KS: William Whitney, 72; Abbie Whitney, 69; Lois Whitney, 23.


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