Marcella Yaw Whitney

23 January 1841–25 July 1916 (Age 75)
Franklin, Vermont, United States

The Life of Marcella Yaw

When Marcella Yaw Whitney was born on 23 January 1841, in Franklin, Vermont, United States, her father, Edward Charles Whitney, was 23 and her mother, Elvira T Yaw, was 21. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Ezra James Chaffee. She lived in Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont, United States in 1860 and Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States for about 30 years. She died on 25 July 1916, at the age of 75, and was buried in Albany Village Cemetery, Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ezra James Chaffee
1836–1920
Marcella Yaw Whitney
1841–1916
Emma Jane Chaffee
1860–1942
Carl Ezra Chaffee
1871–1958

Spouse and Children

children

(2)

    Emma Jane Chaffee

    Female1860–1942Female

    Male1871–1958Male

Parents and Siblings

    Edward Charles Whitney

    Male1817–1894Male

    Elvira T Yaw

    Female1820–Female

siblings

(5)

    Female1841–1916Female

    Cordelia Chaffes Whitney

    Female1842–1928Female

    Hannibal H. Whitney

    Male1844–Male

    Male1852–Male

    John Edmond Whitney

    Male1856–1906Male

World Events (7)

1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1864 · St. Albans Raid

Age 23

St. Albans Raid took place on October 19, 1864. It was a Confederate raid from Canada into Union territory. Confederate soldiers that were in Canada raided the town of St. Albans killed one person and robbed three banks.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Herefordshire, the etymology of which is uncertain. The second element is Old English ēg ‘island’, ‘piece of higher ground in a low-lying area’; the first appears to be hwītan, which is either the genitive singular of an Old English byname Hwīta (meaning ‘white’), or the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of the adjective hwīt ‘white’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Marsella Chaffee in household of Ezra Chaffee, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jane M Whitney in household of Edward C Whitney, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Marcella Chaffee in household of Samuel Chaffee, "United States Census, 1860"

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