Mary E <I>Huntley</I> Whitney

Mary E Huntley Whitney

Jamesville, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Death 26 Jan 1909 (aged 81)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Plano, Kendall County, Illinois, USA
Plot Lot 39 Sec.1
Memorial ID 44810815 · View Source
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Mary was the granddaughter of Jabez Huntley, Jr. and Betty Smith, daughter of Moses Huntley and Clarissa Beckwith, and sister of brothers Jabez L. & Moses Hinsdale.

The second picture to the right was their 61st Wedding Anniversary portrait (they were married on June 6, 1846 at Amboy NY). They both died shortly thereafter.

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From the front page (center) of The Lisbon Comet (a newspaper of general circulation in Plano, Kendall County, Illinois) on Wednesday Feb. 3, 1909:

The heading of the article in bold print reads: "GRANDMA WHITNEY GONE. Was Lovable Patriotic Christian Soul That Will Be Missed."

Mary E. Huntley was born at Jamesville, N.Y., February 12, 1827 and died at the home of her son Marcus, 1194 Northwestern Ave., Chicago, Tuesday evening January 26.

June 6 1847 she was united in marriage to James M. Whitney at Amboy, N.Y. In 1867 they moved to Plano where for 36 years Mr. Whitney was employed in the Harvester works and it was here in the humble but honest home that the good mother reared her family of seven children, all of them loved and reverenced her and will do so as long as they live. The writer has known Mr. Whitney since he was a small boy and it was always the same kind smiling good old soul. There was never a more patriotic woman living than Mrs. Whitney.

She caused to be erected at her front gate a flag pole that always had the colors flying on every national holiday. Her birthday came on the same day as that of Lincoln's and the good old soul was layed away on McKinley's birthday.

Her sickness was of only one day's duration. Taken, in the morning apparently happy and well, with a severe pain in her stomach getting worse gradually until evening when it went to her heart and she dropped away. Up to this time she had been in her usual robust health going to the hospital daily with Mr. Whitney where he was being treated for cancer and her dying so sudden was a great shock to the bereaved family.

Mrs. Whitney was a devoted christian and a member of the Plano M.E. Church where services were held Friday at 1:30 PM conducted by Rev. H.E. Sweitzer. Short services were held in Chicago at the home before the remains were brought here on the 1 O'Clock train.

The remains were buried in the Plano cemetery. The casket was covered with beautiful floral offerings and cut flowers.

She leaves the aged husband, six sons and one daughter who will miss this good wife and mother. The children are James E. Los Angeles, Cal., Williston, Indianapolis, Ind., Marcus W., Mrs. Florence Daley, Fred A., Frank E. and Geo. G., Chicago. All of them were present at the funeral except James who lives in California.

The family wish to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to those who were so kind at the time of their mother's death and burial.


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James M. Whitney
April 5, 1819
Dec. 2, 1909

Mary His Wife
Feb. 12, 1827
Jan 26, 1909

Fred A.
October 17, 1861
April 21, 1911

John W. Daley
Born July 15, 1853
Died October 05, 1901

Bertram E. Daley
Born Oct 3, 1888
Died July 23, 1889

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