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 Andrew Jackson Whitney

Andrew Jackson Whitney

Birth
Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 3 Jun 1913 (aged 85)
Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Burial Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 12973 · View Source
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Captain Whitney was a steamboat owner who contractually hauled supplies and equipment for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers up and down the Mississippi. During a storm, his boat tore from its moorings and drifted downstream toward the Crescent Bridge. Since the crew had no steam up, they could only drop anchor. The anchor dragged and finally caught, bending in the process. Captain Whitney said later that the bent anchor "saved his bacon" that day, and it now rests on his grave.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 13 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12973
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Jackson Whitney (25 Jan 1828–3 Jun 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12973, citing Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .