Rollin Whitney

Rollin Whitney

Birth
Sheldon, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Death 8 Mar 1922 (aged 72)
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Burial Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 191611886 · View Source
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Rollin E. Whitney was born in Apr 1849 in Sheldon, Franklin, Vermont, USA as the first child of William Porter Whitney and Roxana Maria (Whitney). Roxana'b4s maiden name is not known. Roxana also used Rosana as a first name which was perhaps a nickname. Apparently William and Rosana separated/divorced after the birth of Rollin. William remarried Sept 1852 at age 27 to a Roxanna Kinsman at age 16 in Rochester Vermont. Rosana apparently remarried, according to the 1880 Census in Midland Michigan, Rollin was indicated as a stepson in the Pond Family.

When he was 34, he married Rhoda Herrick (22 years old) on 11 Apr 1883 in Midland, Midland, Michigan, USA. Rollin E. Whitney and Rhoda Herrick had the following children:

'B7 1.Walter R. Whitney was born in Jul 1887 in Vicksburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He died on 02 Aug 1962 in Bonham, Fannin, Texas, USA (VA State Hospital). He married Stella Mae Green on 20 Sep 1920 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, USA. 'B7 2.Leon Clifford Whitney was born on 05 Aug 1892 in Michigan City, La Porte, Indiana, USA. He died on 02 Aug 1960 in Denison, Grayson, Texas, USA (Age: 67). He married Dottie Viola Gurwell on 29 Jan 1916 in Guymon, Texas, Oklahoma, USA. 'B7 3.Dewey Edward Whitney was born on 25 Mar 1898 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 08 Apr 1944 in Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA (Suicide). He married Veda Leola Tiffany in May 1925 in Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA. 'B7 4.Alvin F. Whitney was born on 12 Oct 1912 in Guymon, Texas, Oklahoma, USA. He died on 18 Aug 1997 in Claremore, Rogers, Oklahoma, USA. 'B7 5.Leona M. Whitney was born about 1915 in Guymon, Texas, Oklahoma, USA according to the 1920 census. Leona was with family per 1920 census when in Rushford, NY. According to the Rockland New York - Asylum, Leona was surrendered to the institution prior to 1930. In this era, individuals with severe learning disabilites was typically admitted to asylum institutions along with those mentally challenged. In the 1940 era, the Rockland Asylum shut down without warning due to no funding and leaving patients/inmates unattended! There are no records after 1940 for Leona. (There are extensive articles relating to this on Google. )

Note: On 24 Feb 1891 Rollin and Rhoda experienced a stillborn daughter per archives in Midland Michigan.

Rollin died on 08 Mar 1922 (72 years old) in Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA (State Hospital). His cause of death was Myocardial Infraction - per Cemetery Records in Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA. Rollin was hospitalized in Rochester shortly after they moved from Rushford New York. According to the hospital archives, Rollin was a resident at the hospital for approximately 9 months prior to his death. Rhoda apparently was living with the Dewey Whitney Family per 1940 census. Rhoda died on 02 Mar 1941 (79 years old) due to Heart Disease per cemetery records, in the home of their son Dewey and daughter in law Veda Tiffany. They are both buried at the Mt Hope Cemetery in Rochester New York.

Rollin Whitney'b4s Timeline

1849 - Born in Apr 1849 in Sheldon, Franklin, Vermont, USA 1850 - Resident in Sheldon, Franklin, Vermont, USA 1852 - Parents divorced, William remarried in 1852. Mother had custody of Rollin and remarried prior to the 1880 census records 1870 - He was employed as a Teamster in 1870 in Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio, USA. 1880 - He was employed as a Laborer in Midland, Midland, Michigan, USA. He lived in Midland, Midland, Michigan, USA in 1880 (Age: 30; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Stepson) 1883 - Married in 1883 in Midland Michigan 1887 - Vicksburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. 1892 - Michigan City, La Porte, Indiana, USA. 1898 - Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. 1900 - He lived in Hammond, Lake, Indiana, USA (Age: 50; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head). 1910 - He lived in Guymon, Texas, Oklahoma, USA (Age: 60; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head). 1912 - Guymon, Texas, Oklahoma, USA. 1915 - Guymon, Texas, Oklahoma, USA. 1920 - He lived in Rushford, Allegany, New York, USA (Age: 69; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head). 1921 - He lived in Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA in 1921 (City Directory). 1922 - He died and was buried on 10 Mar 1922 in Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA (Mt Hope Cemetery)

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  • Created by: Robert Whitney
  • Added: 23 Jul 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 191611886
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rollin Whitney (Apr 1849–8 Mar 1922), Find a Grave Memorial no. 191611886, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Robert Whitney (contributor 47554269) .