Family:Whitney, William Day (1849-1924)

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William Day Whitney (Dexter, Asa), son of Dexter and Eliza (Day) Whitney, was born 9 Jan 1849, Broome Co., NY,[1] and died 2 Oct 1924, Triangle, NY.[2] He was buried in South Street Cemetery, Triangle, NY.[3]

He married, about 1881, Mary R. Parsons, daughter of Sylvester and Maria E. (Goodsell) Parsons. She was born Nov 1859, NY, and died 1935. She was buried in South Street Cemetery, Triangle, NY.[4]

Children of William Day and Mary R. (Parsons) Whitney:

i. Nina M. Whitney, b. Nov 1881, NY; d. aft. 1900, then unmarried.
ii. Fayette W. Whitney, b. 17 Apr 1883, NY; d. 29 Nov 1955, CA; m.(1) 22 Mar 1913, Port Jervis, NY, Ruhamah W. Dewitt;[5] m.(2) 28 Jul 1926, Los Angeles, CA, Hazel Hewitt.
iii. (child) Whitney, b. say 1885; d. bef. 1900.


Wm. D. Whitney M 44 W U.S. C. Egg dealer Mary R. Whitney F 34 " U.S. C. Fayette W. Whitney M 9 " U.S. C. Nina M. Whitney F 11 " U.S. C.

119 120 Whitney, Wm. D. Head W M Jan 1849 51 mar 19 New York New York New York Poultry farmer, Owns free farm -----, Mary R. Wife W F Nov 1859 40 mar 19 3ch 2liv New York New York New York -----, Nina M. Dau W F Nov 1881 18 sgl New York New York New York At School -----, Fayette W. Son W M Apr 1883 17 sgl New York New York New York

  • 1910, Triangle, Broome Co., NY.
  • 1920, Triangle, Broome Co., NY.
  • 1930, Triangle, Broome Co., NY: widow Mary R. Whitney, 71.


  • Census records.

1.^  New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962, from

2.^  New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956, from

3.^  Find A Grave Memorial #74937740, William D. Whitney.

4.^  Find A Grave Memorial #74937730, Mary R. Parsons Whitney.

5.^  New York Marriages, 1686-1980, from

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