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Byron Whitney
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Birth: Sep. 4, 1830
Ontario County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 1925
Ontario County
New York, USA

Married August 22nd 1854
in Seneca, Ontario County, New York.


Geneva Daily Times
Geneva, Ontario County, New York.
Wednesday, August 24, 1904

Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Mr. and Mrs. Byron Whitney celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage with a golden wedding, at their home Monday afternoon. The brothers and sisters of each were present, including William Belding of Gonzales, Texas, and Joel Leason of Syracuse. A fine and tempting repast was served. The colors used in decorating were green and gold. The occasion was a delightful one to all present.


Geneva Daily Times
Geneva, Ontario County, New York.
Saturday, August 27, 1904



On the 22 inst. at Whitney station, on the Rochester and Eastern Railway, in Seneca, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Whitney celebrated their semi-centennial wedding anniversary, their golden wedding.

Byron Whitney and Mary Leeson were married August 22, 1854, in the tatter's home, adjacent to that which has been their continuous residence for the half- century of their married lives, the ceremony being said by the late Rev. B. B. Gray, then pastor of the Presbyterian church of Seneca Castle. In which both Mr. and Mrs. Whitney hold membership.

With only three exceptions the guests were all brothers of either bride or groom, and their wives, (and the exceptions were cousins) and nearly all were guests and Witnesses at the nuptials that made the couple husband and wife, fifty years ago, and of course, only senility was in evidence, with but slight evidence of decadence from the octogenarians down to those of three score and ten.

Present from abroad and out of town, were J. Boyington Leeson and wife, of Syracuse, N. Y., William Beldlng, of Gonzales, Texas, the former a brother, and the latter a half-brother of Mrs. Whiting, and Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Carson, of Phelps. Mr. Beldlng, since 1847, has been a citizen of the southland, and is at home with his daughters in Texas, his visits to his native place having been few and far between. He bears his four score years with uprightness.

Of the four brothers and one sister of Mr. Whitney, but three brothers were present, Sidney Whitney being deprived of the pleasure of this congratulatory greeting through long illness, and the sister, Mrs. S. B. McGregor, by remoteness, her home being in Pasadena, Cal.

Green arid yellow decorated the table. From the celling, over the middle of the ample table fell festoon bands of green and yellow, reaching and attached to the four corners of the table. White golden-glow did service at the center, and a crimson splashed golden tropeolum bouttonaire was laid beside the place of each guest.

Two lamps that did duty at the initial ceremonies of the long ago, occupied the place of honor in table decorations, suggestive of the camphene age that preceded the reign of petroleum. The bride's wedding handkerchief, unharmed by many blows, seemed ready, to be counted worthy to celebrate a golden wedding of another generation.

The golden wedding supper was a delicious dream of gustatory satisfaction, and from it there was no backsliding to the very last course.


The Clifton Springs Press
Clifton Springs, Ontario county, New York.
Thursday, September 4, 1910

A very pleasant party was given by Mrs. Byron Whitney and Preesott Crosby and wife on Monday evening in honor of the eightieth anniversary of the birth of Byron Whitney. An elaborate dinner was daintily served. All enjoyed a social hour with music.


Geneva Daily Times
Geneva, Ontario County, New York.
Saturday, January 31, 1925


Seneca Castle, Jan. 31. The funeral of Byron Whitney, who died Thursday nigh at his home near this village, will be held Tuesday afternoon, February 3rd, from his late residence at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. George Nichols, pastor of the Presbyterian Church here, will have charge. Interment will be made in Whitney Cemetery.

Family links: 
  Cheeney Whitney (1795 - 1886)
  Olive Colwell Whitney (1801 - 1886)
  Mary C. Leeson Whitney (1835 - 1911)
  Daniel Hopkins Whitney (1819 - 1910)*
  Anna A. Whitney (1821 - 1822)*
  Hachaliah Whitney (1822 - 1918)*
  Sidney Whitney (1824 - 1904)*
  Clarissa Whitney (1826 - 1876)*
  Sophronia B. Whitney (1828 - 1919)*
  Byron Whitney (1830 - 1925)
  Emogene E. Whitney (1833 - 1853)*
  Cheeney P. Whitney (1836 - 1933)*
*Calculated relationship
Whitney Cemetery
Ontario County
New York, USA
Created by: Butterfly~Kisses
Record added: Mar 31, 2011
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Byron Whitney
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