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John Russell Whitney
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1813
Essex County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 23, 1880
Essex County
New York, USA

After the death of his father, John Russell Whitney was obliged to assume the care of the home, and lived with his widowed mother several years. He was married, Mar. 3, 1840, to Elmina E. Fisk, daughter of Dea. Moses Fisk, of Waitsfield, Vt. Having been deprived of educational privileges in his younger days, he was determined to give his family every possible advantage, often making great sacrifices to secure school privileges to his children; for several winters he had a family school. He was deeply interested in the Congregational church at Wadham's Mills, of which he became a member at the early age of fourteen. He was elected deacon about 1863, to fill a vacancy caused by the death of the senior deacon, and held this office till his death in 1880. He was especially active in all church affairs, and did much for the maintenance of public service. Enjoying the advantages provided for them, his children sought to improve themselves, and have all honored the name and memory of their parents. Dea. Whitney passed away after a severe and painful illness of heart disease.
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Family links: 
  John Whitney (1774 - 1834)
  Elizabeth Safford Whitney (1775 - 1852)
  Elmina Eliza Fisk Whitney (1811 - 1892)
  Elizabeth Hannah Whitney (1841 - 1865)*
  Marietta Thankful Whitney Clarke (1842 - 1931)*
  Lemuel Whitney (1850 - 1922)*
  Elmira Elizabeth Whitney (1855 - 1920)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverside Cemetery
Essex County
New York, USA
Created by: Don & Susan Lee
Record added: Jun 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71009462
John Russell Whitney
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John Russell Whitney
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John Russell Whitney
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