Family:Whitney, William I. (1853-1942)

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William I. Whitney (Ezra E.), was born about 1853, OH or IN, son of (Ezra E. and Margaret (Bridger) Whitney), was born 17 Feb 1853, Hoosier Co., IN, and died 1 Dec 1942, Geneva, OH, aged 88 years 9 months 14 days.[1]

He married, firstly, 9 Nov 1876, Amelia A. Rice, daughter of William and Julia Ann (Sweezey) Rice. She was born 9 Apr 1847, Harmony, NY, and died 10 May 1913, Mentor, OH.

He married secondly, 10 Apr 1920, Cuyahoga Co., OH, Sarah Priscilla (Flaugh) Trace, daughter of Samuell and Sarah (Baughman) Flaugh.[2] She was born 23 Jul 1852, Crawford Co., PA, and died 24 Jan 1934, Meadville, PA. She was buried in Meadville, Crawford Co., PA. She had married firstly, before 1879, Jesse L. Trace, from who she was divorced 26 Feb 1901, Meadville, PA. In 1930 she was listed as widowed, and at death she was listed as Sarah Trace, widowed, so it seems likely that they, too, were divorced.

Children of William I. and Amelia A. (Rice) Whitney:

i. Julia May Whitney, b. 25 May 1880, Harmony, NY; d. 29 May 1950, Painesville, OH;[3] m.(1) 1 Sep 1898, Warren Co., PA, Harrison B. Corell;[4] m.(2) 9 Oct 1909, Cuyahoga Co., OH, Lloyd B.. Greenleaf;[5] divorced; m.(3) 2 Feb 1921, Cuyahoga Co., OH, Charles Murphy.[6]
ii. Flora G. Whitney, b. 25 Oct 1886, NY; d. 15 May 1966, Madison, OH; m. 17 Feb 1906, Cuyahoga Co., OH, Francis Solomon Cogswell.[7] They were divorced before 1920.


William WHITNEY 26 Self M M W IN Laborer NY OH Amelia WHITNEY 32 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Julia RICE 62 MotL F W W NY NY NY Julia WHITNEY 11M Dau F S W NY IN NY

William I. Whitney M 38 - U.S. C. Farmer Amelia A. Whitney F 45 - U.S. C. Julia M. Whitney F 12 - U.S. C. Flora J. Whitney F 6 - U.S. C.

  • 1910, Cleveland Ward 25, Cuyahoga Co., OH: William, 56, b. IN; wife Amelia, 64, b. NY; grandson Zenas Correll, 10, b. NY.
  • 1920: not found.
  • 1930, Jamestown, Chautauqua Co., NY: widowed, living alone.
  • 1930, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH: William living with daughter Flora Cogswell.
  • 1940, Mentor, Lake Co., OH: William living with daughters Flora Cogswell and Julia Murphy.


  • Census records.

1.^  Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, from

2.^  Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, from

3.^  Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, from

4.^  Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950, from

5.^  Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, from

6.^  Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, from

7.^  Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, from

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