Family:Whitney, William Sanford (1845-a1888)

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William Sanford8 Whitney (Eseck7, Cornelius6, Cornelius5, Matthias4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Eseck7 and Nancy M. (-----) Whitney, was born 27 Sep 1845, Pineville, NY, and died 19 Jan 1924.

He married, 26 Feb 1871, Whitneyville, IA, Harriett Ophelia Strong, daughter of Marvin Abijah and Charlotte "Lottie" (Fellows) Strong. She was born 25 Feb 1853, Grand DeTour, IL, and died 13 Mar 1938, Massena, IA.

Both are buried in Massena Cemetery, Massena, IA.

He resided Massena, IA.

Children of William Sanford8 and Harriett Ophelia (Strong) Whitney:

i. Mary Etta9 Whitney, b. 18 May 1873; d. 5 Dec 1950, Council Bluffs, IA; bur. Massena Cemetery, Massena, IA; m. 11 Apr 1906, Atlantic, IA, Ulysses Grant Selee, b. 18 Aug 1867, Altoona, IA, d. 15 May 1948, Council Bluffs, IA, son of Ira W. and Malissa (Edwards) Selee.
ii. Nina Delta Whitney, b. 21 Oct 1875, Massena, IA; d. 1957; m. 5 Sep 1894, Atlantic, IA, Clarence Elsworth Smeltzer, b. Nov 1870, IL, d. 1959, son of Harry S. and Ursula (Hill) Smeltzer; both bur. Massena Cemetery, Massena, IA.
iii. Leon E. Whitney, b. 18 Feb 1878, Massena, IA; d. 11 Aug 1954, Woodward, IA; m. 4 May 1910, Massena, IA, Prudence Laura Shaver, b. 6 Sep 1887, Fonatnelle, IA, d. 5 Apr 1976, Massena, IA, daughter of John and Mary Chaney (Froman) Shaver; both bur. Massena Cemetery, Massena, IA.
iv. Vira R. Whitney, b. 14 Jun 1880, Whitneyville, IA; d. 1957; m. 5 Sep 1900, Massena, IA, John E. Lee, b. 17 Oct 1877, IA, d. 22 Mar 1956, son of John and Mollie (-----) Lee; both bur. Oakdale Cemetery, Adel, IA.
v. Lloyd William Whitney, b. 11 Aug 1883, Massena, IA; d. 16 Aug 1961, Escondido, CA; m. 20 Nov 1907, Massena, IA, Elizabeth Alice French, b. 1887, d. 1962, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Watson) French.
vi. Meda M. Whitney, b. 16 Jul 1888, Massena, IA; d. 12 Sep 1966; bur Massena Cemetery, Massena, IA.


William S. WHITNEY 33 Self M M W NY Farmer NY NY Hariet O. WHITNEY 27 Wife F M W IL Keeping House NY NY Etty M. WHITNEY 7 Dau F S W IA NY IL Nina WHITNEY 4 Dau F S W IA NY IL Leon WHITNEY 2 Son M S W IA NY IL Joseph MAYER 23 Oth M S W CAN Farm Laborer ENG ENG Mary M. GARDNER 18 Oth F S W PA Domestic Servant PA PA

70 66 Whitney, William S. Head W M Sep 1845 54 mar 29 Illinois New York New York Dealer (mdse), Owns free house -----, Harriet O. Wife W F Feb 1853 47 mar 29 6ch 6liv Iowa New York New York -----, Mary E. Dau W F May 1873 27 sgl Iowa Illinois Iowa Saleslady (dry goods) -----, Leon E. Son W M Feb 1878 22 sgl Iowa Illinois Iowa Mrf. (bricks) -----, Vira R. Dau W F Jun 1880 19 sgl Iowa Illinois Iowa School teacher -----, Loyd W. Son W M Aug 1884 15 sgl Iowa Illinois Iowa At school -----, Meda M. Dau W F Jul 1888 11 sgl Iowa Illinois Iowa At school


  • Strong Family History Vol III: Nine Children of Elder John Strong and Their Descendants (The Strong Family Association of America Incorporated, 1992).

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