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Mary Florence Whiteaker Seney
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1869
Barton County
Missouri, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 1939
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA

Mary Florence Whiteaker was the daughter of Alexander Whiteaker and Hannah Burnham. She married John Franklin Seney (second cousin) 16 Nov 1887 in Nevada, Vernon Co., MO.

Ten children were born:
1) Baby girl Seney (died same day as birth)
2) Hattie Seney (died a few days aft birth)
3) Noel Burns Seney (male)
4) Mabel Seney - lived one year
5) Libbie Ethel Seney - Pitts
6) Ada F. Seney (lived one year)
7) Earle Barton Seney
8) Pearl Seney - lived a few months
9) Lula May Seney - Thompson
10) John June Seney


1870 census: MO, Chariton Co., Bee Branch Twp (p. 137)
Whitaker, William, age 64 m w farmer, $800 real, $500 personal, KY
Nancy Whitaker, age 59, keep house, b: VA
George Ann Whitaker, age 13, b: MO (Last name is actually SENEY)
William Whitaker, age 11, b: MO (Last name is actually SENEY)
John Whitaker, age 9, b: MO (Last name is actually SENEY)
Hiram Shoemaker, grandson-in-law, age 28, farmer, MO
Tabitha Shoemaker, ggrandchild, age 2, b: MO
(Note: George Ann, William, and John are really SENEYs, orphan children of Sarah Whitaker Seney.)

1880 (Cannot locate John F. Seney in any census)

1890 - destroyed in fire.

1900 Boone Twp., Douglas Co., MO, pg. 154, (18-18)
J. F. Seney, head, M, W, b: July 1861, age 38, married 13 yrs, b: MO > KY > KY, Teacher of school, own home w/ no mortgage
Mary F. Seney, wife, F, W, b: Feb 1869, 31 yrs, 4 of 9 children living, b: MO > KY > KY
Noel B. Seney, son, M, W, b: Dec 1890, 9 yrs., b: MO > MO > MO
Libbie E. Seney, dau., F, W, b: Nov 1893, age 6, b: MO > MO > MO
Earl B. Seney, son, M, W, b: Jan 1897, 2 yrs., b: MO > MO > MO
Lula M. Seney, dau., F, W, b: Mar 1900, age 4/12, b: MO > MO > MO

1910 Twp. 8, Craig Co., OK Roll 1249, Book 1, pg. 169a (32-32)
John F. Seney, head, M, W, age 47, married 22 yrs, b: IA > IA > IA, Rent Farm, Farmer
Mary F., wife, F, W, age 42, 5 of 10 children living, b: MO > KY > MO
Noel B., son, M, W, age 19, Single, b: MO > IA > MO, Farm Laborer
Libby E., dau., F, W, age 16, Single, b: MO > IA > MO
Earl B., son, M, W, age 12, Single, b: MO > IA > MO, Farm Laborer
May, dau., F, W, age 10, Single, b: MO > IA > MO
June J., son, M, W, age 8, Single, b: MO > IA > MO

1920 s/be in Big Cabin, Craig Co., OK (could not locate any Seney's in Craig Co.)

1930 Big Cabin, Twp 8, Craig Co., OK, Roll 1899, Book 2, pgs 269a&b (55-57)
John F. Seney, head, own home, $100 personal estate value, M, W, age 87, married 26 yrs, b: MO > MO > KY, Stock Farmer
Mary, wife, F, W, age 60, married 18 yrs, b: MO > KY > MO


J. F. SENEY (F891) page 580, Craig Co., OK History book

April 22, 1889, John Franklin Seney was one of the 50,000 waiting at the line for the opening for homesteading in Oklahoma Territory. He chose his site, drove three stakes and started to drive the fourth, when a man arose in the grass with a gun and said, "Me sooner. This is my land."
J. F. Seney returned to MO with praises of OK. He had walked all day and had not worn out his shoes! But he would not bring his family to this lawless territory until Oklahoma became a state.
In November, 1907, J.F. Seney and family came to White Oak, Craig County, by covered wagon, trailed by a colt and leading a milk cow. It took them three weeks to make the trip, including having to wait for Grand River to go down after a flood so they could cross.
Seney, a MO school teacher, taught at White Oak, in the old school located one mile west of the present town, for $3.00 a month. Later they moved to Big Cabin, where he and his wife lived the rest of their lives.
John Franklin Seney was born July 28, 1861 in Chariton Co., MO and died June 4, 1934, Big Cabin, OK. He was the son of Barton L. Seney, who was born 1829. He died Nov 30 1862 at St. Louis, MO, having married Sept 2, 1851 in Macon Co., MO to Sarah J. Whitaker (born 1832 in Kentucky, died May 10, 1862 Van Buren Co., Iowa.)
J.F. Seney married Nov 16, 1887 at Nevada, MO., Mary Florence Whitaker (Feb 28, 1869 Vernon Co., MO. - March 4, 1939, Big Cabin, OK). Mary Florence was the daughter of Alexander Whitaker married April 5, 1855 to Hannah Burnham (born Sept 7, 1828 MO - Dec 5, 1886, Vernon Co., MO.)
The children of J.F. and Mary Florence (Whitaker) Seney were: Noel B., born Dec 4, 1890, married Bell Speck Aug 20, 1921 in Lincoln, Nebraska; Libbie born Nov 11, 1893 Lamar, MO, died Aug 15, 1977, married Albert Pitts March 20, 1912 Big Cabin, OK.; Earl, born Jan 27, 1898 and died 1977, married Ollie Box Jan 15, 1927 Marshall, ? (there is a line missing) , Lula married Bradley F. Thompson, April 21, 1928 Tulsa, OK; John June born Oct 4, 1901 and died 1979, married Martha Dietrick July 7, 1937 Omaha, Nebraska. 
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  John Franklin Seney (1861 - 1934)
  Noel Burns Seney (1890 - 1947)*
  Libbie Ethel Seney Pitts (1893 - 1977)*
*Calculated relationship
Big Cabin Cemetery
Big Cabin
Craig County
Oklahoma, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.53337, -95.22863
Created by: Mindy
Record added: Aug 12, 2005
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Mary Florence <i>Whiteaker</i> Seney
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Mary Florence <i>Whiteaker</i> Seney
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Mary Florence <i>Whiteaker</i> Seney
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