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 Samuel Emory Whitney

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Samuel Emory Whitney

Birth
Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan, USA
Death 10 Jan 1939 (aged 90)
Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan, USA
Burial Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan, USA
Plot Sec. D, lot 46
Memorial ID 119526283 View Source
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He was unmarried.
He resided 23 Adams Ave., Detroit, MI. His father, a native of New York, was raised on a farm, occasionally as a diversion teaching district school for a term, or commanding a boat for a season on the Erie canal. In 1834, when 23 years of age, he emigrated to Michigan, purchased 20 acres of land near Mount Clemens from the government, upon which he lived till the time of his death. S. Emory lived on his father's farm till well along in his teens, attending district school 3-4 months of the year. Abandoning the farm, he chose teaching as his profession, attended the Normal school of his state, from which he graduated in 1872, since which time he has been employed in his profession. Since graduation he has occupied the position of superintendent of schools at Armada, Marine City, and Hancock, MI, coming to Detroit in 1885 as principal of the Cass school -- one of the most prominent public schools in the state. Of a social as well as professional nature, he is a member of several fraternal societies, ranking high in masonic circles, and has also held several elective offices. A recent publication entitled, "Prominent Educators of Michigan" contains a very complimentary notice of him and his work.


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  • Created by: Marguerite
  • Added: 30 Oct 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 119526283
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/119526283/samuel-emory-whitney : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Emory Whitney (28 Mar 1848–10 Jan 1939), Find a Grave Memorial ID 119526283, citing Clinton Grove Cemetery, Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Marguerite (contributor 48040627) .