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Fredrick S Whitney
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1830
Death: Aug. 15, 1899

Greeley Tribune
August 24, 1899

Death of Fred S. Whitney.
Last Friday the sad news of the death of Fred S. Whitney was brought to Greeley. Five days prior to his death he was stricken with paralysis at his home on the Little Thompson.
Mr. Whitney was born in Connecticut about 70 years ago, living on a farm until manhood. From there he moved to Chicago, following railroading as a vocation, and for years ran a locomotive out of that city. In 1860, he, with his wife, moved to Colorado, and for a couple of years he was employed running engines for mines near Black Hawk and Central City.
In 1862, he threw up mining and purchased a farm on the Poudre, two miles east of what is now known as Windsor, where he flourished financially. In those early days farm products were almost worth their weight in gold, especially hay. He was neigh neighbor to former Governor Eaton, and his brother A.S. Eaton, and many are the good stories those gentlemen can tell of their experiences with Fred while freighting hay to mountain points during the winter seasons, many a night they having to camp in the midst of terrific snow storms.
About 1876 or 1877 Mr. and Mrs. Whitney moved to Greeley and occupied a house on Eleventh street, near the corner of Eighth avenue, where they resided eight years, when they moved on to a fine ranch on the Little Thompson. {Eleventh Street at that time was named Chestnut, and the number later applied was 724 11th St.} Here he did not meet with the success anticipated, but as time rolled on he surmounted all difficulties, and the past year felt independent and financially comfortable, and as he said he was in a situation to take life easy without troubling himself over money matters.
Mr. Whitney was a unique and erratic character; his language was forcible and to the point, even to the most obtuse, but he was generous hearted, hospitable and as good a neighbor as anyone would want. Through all his business troubles he paid his debts, owing no man a penny, and in his death Weld county loses a good citizen and many men and women a true-hearted friend. His wife survives him, she being the only relative in Colorado.
Months prior to his death he expressed a wish to an old friend, George Foote of Loveland, that he would like him to attend to his funeral, as he promised to do likewise for Mr. Foote, if he survived him. In pursuance of that promise the funeral was held in Loveland, Sunday; Mr. Foote having it in charge. Former governor and Mrs. Eaton, Mrs. Bruce F. Johnson and A.S. Eaton attended the last sad rites to a dear and valued friend. 
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  Margaret A Whitney (1821 - 1902)*
*Calculated relationship
Lakeside Cemetery
Larimer County
Colorado, USA
Created by: Nancy Singh (mom
Record added: Sep 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41831508
Fredrick S Whitney
Added by: Nancy Singh (mom
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