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William Alfred Whitney
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Birth: Feb. 16, 1834
Sackets Harbor
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1899
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA

William A Whitney volunteered during the Civil War. He enlisted in Elmira, NY as a Private with Company K, 24th Infantry regiment also known as "Oswego County Regiment," from May 17, 1861 and discharged on May 29, 1863 at Albany New York. After that he married Anna Amanda Fellows in 1864 in Ohio and then worked as a farmer in Michigan. They had four children in their home Grant Charles, Lee John, Santee Fellows and Guy William Whitney. He later was admitted to the National home located in Wisconsin in 1895 where he claimed disability due to Senile debility, heart failure, paralysis and Chronic Rheumatism due to his military service. After he died his wife Anna later checked into the home. I am still trying to locate her grave and recently was told she may be buried next to him but not stone was placed. Will update this bio when I find out. 
Family links: 
  John Whitney (1781 - 1867)
  Lee John Whitney (1871 - 1935)*
  Guy William Whitney (1873 - 1948)*
  Santee Fellows Whitney (1876 - 1951)*
  Allen Whitney (1806 - 1862)*
  Richard O. Whitney (1811 - 1901)*
  William Alfred Whitney (1834 - 1899)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Army-Civil War
Grand Rapids Veterans Home Cemetery
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Plot 2, Row 5, Grave 7
Maintained by: Diane Whitney
Originally Created by: DUVCW
Record added: Dec 02, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16882139
William Alfred Whitney
Added by: DUVCW
William Alfred Whitney
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To my Great Grandfather. I really wish I could have known you. Love your great granddaughter Diane
- Diane Whitney
 Added: Aug. 21, 2013
Company K - 24th New York Infantry
 Added: Dec. 6, 2006

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