Family Talk:Whitney, Jonathan Charles (1852-1943)
wedding announcement from "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9VP-BHTK?cc=2215693&wc=SKXG-YWL%3A1443161301%2C1443182702 : 22 February 2018), Michigan, Hillsdale - Obituaries > White, Ruth - Wood, Leverett > image 109 of 1765; Grand Rapids Public Library, Michigan:
27 Nov 1883: "The marriage ceremony of J. Charles Whitney, son of Jonathan Whitney, and Miss Fannie Ellis, was celebrated at the residence of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Ellis, at Allen, Nov. 21 1883, the Rev. Mr. Clubine officiating. Many friends assembldd[sic] to witness the event, all kindly remembering the the[sic] bride by numerous valuable and useful presents. Although stormy without, it was all forgotten by the merry-makers within, who extended hearty congratulations to the happy pair who started on the evening train for the east."
obituary of wife from "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9VP-BHGP?cc=2215693&wc=SKXG-YWL%3A1443161301%2C1443182702 : 22 February 2018), Michigan, Hillsdale - Obituaries > White, Ruth - Wood, Leverett > image 93 of 1765; Grand Rapids Public Library, Michigan:
"“Mrs. Whitney, 82, Prominent Locally, Dies – Wife of Local Veterinarian Active in Church and Social Affairs – Mrs. Fannie Ellis Whitney, 82, prominent club women[sic], and active in church and civic affairs, passed away this morning at her home, 3 North West street. Death followed an extended illness. Born in Canandaigua, N.Y., June 16, 1860, Mrs. Whitney was the daughter of Stephen and Esther DePew Ellis. She came, when a young girl, with the family to Allen, where she received her elementary education. Later she attended Hillsdale College. Her marriage to Dr. Jonathan C. Whitney of Allen was solemnized November 21, 1883, and three years later the Whitneys came to make Hillsdale their permanent home. A member of the Hillsdale Methodist church, Mrs. Whitney was active in its various societies, and for many years a teacher of the kindergarten class. She promoted the organization of the Woman’s Congress of the Hillsdale County Fair, and it was through her instrumentality that kindergarten came to be a part of the Hillsdale public school curriculum. She was a member of Ann Gridley Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and served the society as chaplain. A charter member of the Ladies Benevolent society, and a member of the longstanding in the Hillsdale Women’s club, rounded out her life of service to the community. Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Marjory Whitney Hall of Rochester, N.H., and Jane Whitney Cook of Hillsdale; and three grandchildren, Lieut. Jonathan Whitney Hall, Miss Martha Jane Cook, and Miss Ann Cook. Their first-born son, Jonathan Ellis Whitney, died at the age of three years, from injuries received when he was kicked by a horse, while at play on his grandfather’s farm. The body was entrusted to the Miner Funeral home where arrangements are pending word from the daughter, Mrs. Hall in Rochester."