Family:Widney, John Alexander (1840-1933)

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John Alexander3 Widney (Alexander Erwin2, Charles1, James), son of Alexander Erwin2 and Margaret (Hammond) Widney, was born 27 Mar 1840, Spring Run, PA, and died 4 May 1933, Alpha, IL.[1]

He married, 27 Oct 1865, Montgomery, IL, or Henry Co., IL, Sarah Ann Gillette, daughter of David and Mary (Dickson) Gillette.[2] She was born 7 Mar 1841, NY, and died 27 May 1917, Alpha, IL, aged 76 years. She was buried in Woodhull Cemetery.[3]

Children of John Alexander3 and Sarah Ann (Gillette) Widney:

i. Estella B.4 Widney, b. ca. 1867, Woodhull, IL; m.(1) 1 May 1889, Henry Co., IL, George H. Robinson, b. ca. 1862, Reynolds, IL, son of David and Mahala (Campbell) Robinson;[4] m.(2) 2 Feb 1919, Muscatine, IA, Emil C. Wiese, b. ca. 1877, Port Byron, IL, son of Fred abd Christina (Schnack) Wiese.[5]
ii. Burton Gillette Widney, b. 19 Jan 1869, Woodhull, IL; d. 2 Jun 1856, Houston, TX;[6] m. Pearl V. Walker.
iii. Grace E. Widney, b. ca. 1873, Woodhull, IL; m. 3 June 1897, Henry Co., IL, William E. Mabee, b. ca. 1867, Canada, son of P. and Sarah (Elliott) Mabee.[7]
iv. Leo E. Widney, b. ca. 1875, IL.
v. Stanley W. Widney, b. ca. 1877, IL.
vi. Mary Alice Widney, b. 27 June 1880, Oxford, IL.[8]


187 184 Widney, John 30 M W Farmer $800 $1500 Pa. Male citizen over 21 -----, Sarah 29 F W Keeps house N.Y. -----, Stella 3 F W Ill. -----, Burton 2 M W " Sandgren, Hannah 25 F W Dom. servt. Sweden Parents foreign born

John A. WIDNEY 40 Self M M W PA Farmer PA PA Sarah A. WIDNEY 39 Wife F M W NY Keeps House NY NY Estella B. WIDNEY 13 Dau F S W IL At Home PA NY Burton G. WIDNEY 11 Son M S W IL At Home PA NY Grace E. WIDNEY 7 Dau F S W IL At Home PA NY Leo E. WIDNEY 5 Son M S W IL At Home PA NY Stanley W. WIDNEY 3 Son M S W IL At Home PA NY Mary E. BROWN 18 Oth F S W IL Domestic PA IL Olof ENGSTROM 28 Oth M M W SWE Farm Laborer SWE SWE

Whitney, John A. Head W M mar -----, Sarah A. Wife W F mar -----, Mary Alice Dau W F sgl

  • 1910, Oxford, Henry Co., IL: John A. Whitney, wife Sarah A.


  • Census records.

1.^  Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947, at

2.^  Illinois, Marriage Records.

3.^  Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947, at

4.^  Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934, at

5.^  Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992, at

6.^  Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976, at

7.^  Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934, at

8.^  Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940, at

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