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Arthur C Whitney
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Birth: Jun. 13, 1853
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 31, 1886
Mitchell County
Kansas, USA

William's pension papers state that Arthur died in Waconda, KS in July of 1886

August 5, 1886
Cawker City Journal
- DIED--At his residence at Waconda,
Saturday evening, July 31st, 1886, Arthur
C. Whitney, aged 33 years and 18 days.
The deceased was the son of Col. and
Mrs. W. C. Whitney, and was born in
Winnebago County, Illinois, June 13th,
1853. In 1871 he, with his parents, re-
moved to this county and had been a
resident here without intermission up to
the time of his death.
Symptoms of Apoplexy manifested
itself Tuesday noon by a numbness in
his side. Tuesday night, about 3 o'clock,
and Wednesday morning Arthur was
taken with severe spasms. During the
day he remained in bed, and in the eve-
ning sat up while his bed was being
made. Thursday morning he became un-
conscious and speechless and remained
so up to his death.
The deceased leaves a devoted, loving
wife and a darling son, three months
old, to mourn his departure.
Arthur C. Whitney was the only son
and child of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Whitney,
a daughter, Laura Adelaide, having gone
before him, Sept. 27th, 1872, at the age
of 13 years and eight months.
The funeral ceremonies were held at
the Presbyterian church Sunday after-
non, at 3 o'clock, Revs. Thompson and
Humphreys conducting the services. At
a quarter past 4 the funeral procession,
(three-quarters of a mile long and con-
taining 93 carriages) slowly wended its
way to the "city of the dead" where the
last sad rites were held and the remains
consigned to its last resting place.
Arthur C. Whitney was the very em-
bodiment of health and when the an-
nouncement of his death was made upon
the streets the whole city was shocked
with surprise and affected with grief.
He was known by all the old settlers of
this vicinity since he had lived here du-
ring his boy-hood as well as during his
more mature years. His honesty and in-
tegrity never was questioned by anyone,
and in his dealings with his fellow men
manifested and practiced a fairness and
manhood which won the hearts and con-
fidence of all. He was truly loyal and
affectionate to his parents and never be-
trayed the trust and confidence of his
friends. His sterling qualities were the
better known by those with whom he
was intimately acquainted and sustained
close business relations. We can but
mourn his loss and hold sacred his mem-
ory. His death--cut down in the very
prime of life and full strength of man-
hood--forcibly reminds us of the un-
certainty of life; that the young and strong,
with the aged and weak, are liable to be
summoned to the last call by the angel
of death at any moment.
To the devoted wife who mourns the
loss of a true, loving husband; to the
parents who are borne down with grief by
death of a faithful son; to the relatives
who are grieved over the death of a true
friend, we extend our most heart-felt
sympathy, rejoicing with them that the
remembrance of Arthur in life is a con-
solation to them though he be numbered
with the dead.
Family links: 
  William Clifford Whitney (1828 - 1907)
  Addie Whitney (1878 - 1882)*
  Arthur C Whitney (1853 - 1886)
  Laura Adelaide Whitney (1859 - 1872)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: W.C. Whitney purchased the lot May 7, 1879
Prairie Grove Cemetery
Cawker City
Mitchell County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section C Lot 41
Created by: Toni Helvey Schlaefli
Record added: Apr 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36163665
Arthur C Whitney
Added by: Toni Helvey Schlaefli
Arthur C Whitney
Added by: Toni Helvey Schlaefli
Arthur C Whitney
Added by: Toni Helvey Schlaefli
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