Lemuel Lee “Leck” Whitney


Lemuel Lee “Leck” Whitney

Lerna, Coles County, Illinois, USA
Death 12 Jul 1936 (aged 54)
Clearwater, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Burial Clearwater, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Plot Section 1A, Lot 143, Grave 2
Memorial ID 23877083 View Source
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The Clearwater News, July 16, 1936


Final Services Held At The Christian Church Tues

L.L. Whitney, who has lived in the Clearwater community for the past seventeen years, died at his home last Sunday of a heart ailment. Mr. Whitney had been helping with the haying during the hot weather and it is thought he became overheated. This, together with an old heart ailment, resulted in his sudden death. Mr. Whitney had lived at the place where his fatal illness struck him only since last fall. He had farmed all the time since coming to the Clearwater community in 1922.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning at the Christian Church with Rev. C. F. Young, pastor of the Baptist Church in charge.

The following life history was read at the services:


Lemuel L. Whitney was born in Lerna, Illinois, January 4, 1882 and departed this life at his home near Clearwater, July 12, 1936 being at the time of his death 54 yrs, 6 mos, and 8 days of age.

In his early childhood he moved with his parents to Belle Plaine, Ks, where he grew into young manhood. He was united in marriage with Ella R. Sadler in 1892. [1902] To this union seven children were born. The family moved to Clearwater i n1922 and have continued to live in this vicinity since.

Surviving Mr. Whitney are his wife and three children. W. Paul Whitney and Mrs. Leslie Duncan both of Clearwater and Mrs. George Collier of Amarillo, Texas. Besides these are seven grandchildren, a brother, Robert M. Whitney of Mulvane, Kans., and a sister, Mrs. Fred Wilder of Peck Kansas.

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