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Edwin McCook Whitney
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Birth: Apr., 1867
Seneca
Ontario County
New York, USA
Death: Jul., 1941
Seneca
Ontario County
New York, USA


1st Marriage Cynthia A. "Birdie" Thatcher
September 24th 1889
in Hopewell, Ontario County, New York.


Geneva Gazette
Geneva, Ontario County, New York.
Friday, October 4, 1889

WHITNEY - THATCHER

Wedding Bells - One of the most brilliant events of the season took place in Hopewell, at the residence of Mr. Jesse Thatcher, on Tuesday evening Sept. 24, 1889. Then occurred the marriage of Edwin McCook Whitney of Seneca and Birdie A. Thatcher. The spacious house was thronged with guests and beautifully decorated for the festive occasion. In one corner of the double parlors was arranged a bank of flowers, the brilliant coloring of the many-hued blossoms blended with the soft green foliage; bouquets and designs woven by deft fingers were placed about, and in the center of the rooms was, suspended by white ribbons, a floral bell.

Shortly after 7 p.m. the organ sounded under the skillful touch of Miss Libbie Estey to the grand march, and the bridal party entered the parlors. First came the groomsman and bridesmaid, Mr. Frank Parshall and Miss Julia Estey, then the little maid of honor, Miss Mabel Thatcher, immediately preceding the bridal couple who stopped underneath the floral bell while the Rev. Mr. Shearer of Port Gibson made them husband and wife. After the ceremony they were seated in front of the bank of flowers with their attendants, making a pleasing picture, while an elegant collation was served which gave evidence of much skill in the culinary art. After supper the bride and groom received congratulations and the hour flew by on golden wings. The bride's dress was of white Henrietta cloth, lace bodice and drapery, orange blossoms; white slippers and gloves completed a handsome costume. The bridesmaid wore a costume of cream colored serge with trimmings of satin and white dahlias. The little maid of honor wore a white dress trimmed with lace and carried a basket of asters. The groom and groomsman wore dark suits, white ties and gloves.

Late in the evening Mr. and Mrs. Whitney left for a trip west amid a shower of rice and the good wishes of many friends. The presents were beautiful and too numerous to mention all of them, though they were all deserving of notice. Among them was a silver tea set from Mr. and Mrs. William Whitney; a large bible and set of silver spoons from Mr. and Mrs. Thatcher; a set of silver knives with pearl handles in satin lined case from Mrs. Edwin McCook; two beautiful oil paintings from Mr. and Mrs. E. Thatcher; silver pie and cake knives, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Galusha; silver castor, Mr. and Mrs. Olin Thatcher; silver pitcher and tray, Miss Mary Whitney; silver cake basket, Mr. Frank Parshall; ten dollar bill, Mr. Hobart Whitney; fruit knives, nut picks, vases, lamp, two handsome rugs, glassware, carving set in satin lined case, silver soup bowl, and many other beautiful and artistic gifts.

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Father of:

Jessie Leila Whitney
b. June 1892
in Seneca, Ontario County, New York.
d. 13 December 1918
in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.
Married: Alexander Lurie

Beatrice Lovina Whitney
b. May 1897
in Seneca, Ontario County, New York.
d. 3 February 1992
in Citrus County, Florida
Married: Alfred H. Johnson.

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2nd Marriage Ada J. Bain


Father of:

George Whitney
b. 1914
in Seneca, Ontario County, New York.
d.
in

Gladys Whitney
b. 1918
in Geneva, Ontario County, New York.
d.
in

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Geneva Daily Times
Geneva, Ontario County, New York.
Friday, April 18, 1941

Edwin Whitney and daughter, Miss Gladys Whitney, were in Geneva to attend the recent Johnson-Robbins wedding and reception. The groom is the grandson of Mr. Whitney and a former Seneca Castle resident.

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Geneva Daily Times
Geneva, Ontario County, New York.
Saturday, July 5, 1941

Mr. and Mrs. George Whitney of Newark were called here by the death of the former's father, Edwin Whitney.

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 Parents:
  William Henry Whitney (1837 - 1897)
  Lavina H. Fiero Whitney (1840 - 1904)
 
 Spouses:
  Birdie A. Thatcher Whitney (1867 - 1900)
  Ada J. Bain Whitney (1880 - 1918)
 
 Children:
  Jessie Leila Whitney Lurie (1892 - 1918)*
  Beatrice Lovina Whitney Johnson (1897 - 1992)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Whitney Cemetery
Seneca
Ontario County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Butterfly~Kisses
Record added: Mar 31, 2011
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Edwin McCook Whitney
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