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Clark James "C. J." Whitney
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1832
Michigan, USA
Death: Mar. 21, 1903
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Detroit piano/organ store owner, later owning a theater chain in Michigan & Ontario and leasing the Detroit Opera House from 1879 until he died. He helped the annual return of the most-famous national performers from opera, Shakespeare, vaudeville and circuses. His successor, Bertram, his son, became President of the Whitney Amusement Co. & Manager of the Detroit Opera House, bringing the first movies to Michigan in 1896. "C. J." saw a future in electricity and served to organize the Brush Electric Co. in 1880, which became the Detroit Edison Co. in 1902 (now DTE Energy). 
 
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 Spouse:
  Eleanor M Vandeventer Whitney (1830 - 1904)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section 4
 
Created by: Earl Richard Sutton
Record added: Jun 05, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8877530
Clark James C. J. Whitney
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Clark James C. J. Whitney
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