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James Marshal Whitney
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1819
Washington County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 2, 1909
Cook County
Illinois, USA

James was the grandson of Jonathan* Whitney & Eunice Marshall, son of Asaph Whitney & Bethia Hopkins, 6th great grandson of Thomas Whitney, 5th great grandson of John Whitney I, and brother of 10 siblings: Olive, Zebina, Pyrena, Jerusha, Eunice, Mary Ann, Anna, Sarah, George, and Asaph.

*Jonathan was a Patriot of the American Revolution.

The first picture to the right was their 61st Wedding Anniversary portrait (they were married on June 6, 1846 at Amboy NY). They both died shortly thereafter.

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The Kendall County News Wednesday December 8, 1909

Was A Grand Old Patriot Of The Common People

James Whitney was born in Greenwich, Washington County, N.Y. April 5th, 1819, and died at his daughter's, Mrs. John Daley's home in Chicago, December 2nd.

June 6th 1847, he was united in marriage at Albany, N.Y. to Miss Mary E. Huntley, who proceeded him in death, February of this year.

To this union was born seven children, six sons and one daughter: James E., of Los Angeles, Cal.; Let of Indianapolis; Mark, Fred, George, Frank and Mrs. John Daley, of Chicago.

In 1867 Mr. and Mrs. Whitney moved to Plano where Mr. Whitney became part of the great Harvester Co., working at bench work, as a carpenter for the William Deering Harvester Co., and Plano Companies thirty-five years.

He was a kindly, faithful, and good citizen and one of the most patriotic Republicans that ever lived. He was one of the old land marks of earlier Plano days and about the last one to go.

Services were held in Chicago Saturday. The remains were brought here on the noon train and services held in the M.E. church conducted by Rev. Milnes and the remains laid away beside his wife in Plano Cemetery.


Son "Let"" living in Indianapolis," Indiana was Williston Herbert Whitney who had children with Laura Agusta Strader,and then later married Sophia Schiebner on June 2, 1883 (they had no children).

John W. Daley who married Florence Gertrude Whitney June 7, 1880 in Plano, Illinois.

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Family links: 
  Mary E Huntley Whitney (1827 - 1909)
  James Emmett Whitney (1848 - 1926)*
  Williston Herbert Whitney (1850 - 1929)*
  Marcus W Whitney (1852 - 1930)*
  Florence Gertrude Whitney Daley (1856 - 1948)*
  Fred A Whitney (1861 - 1911)*
  Frank E Whitney (1863 - 1917)*
  George G Whitney (1867 - 1944)*
*Calculated relationship
James M. Whitney
April 5, 1819
Dec. 2, 1909

Mary His Wife
Feb. 12, 1827
Jan 26, 1909

Fred A.
October 17, 1861
April 21, 1911

John W. Daley
Born July 15, 1853
Died October 05, 1901

Bertram E. Daley
Born Oct 3, 1888
Died July 23, 1889

Little Rock Township Cemetery
Kendall County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Lot 39 Sec.1
GPS (lat/lon): 41.67267, -88.5405
Maintained by: Whitney-Researcher
Originally Created by: Anne Sears
Record added: Nov 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44810761
James Marshal Whitney
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James Marshal Whitney
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James Marshal Whitney
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