Edith Montague Whitney

Brief Life History of Edith Montague

When Edith Montague Whitney was born on 24 April 1860, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, Henry Milton Whitney, was 34 and her mother, Myra Louise Mason, was 30. She lived in Wisconsin Dells, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States in 1905. She died in 1930, at the age of 70, and was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Wisconsin Dells, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Milton Whitney
1825–1905
Myra Louise Mason
1829–1920
Labelle Whitney
1857–1950
Edith Montague Whitney
1860–1930
Maude Whitney
1867–1948

Sources (3)

  • Edith Whitney in household of H M Whitney, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Edith Montague Whitney, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Edith Whitney in household of Henry M Whitney, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (8)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Whitney 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’. The name may also derive from Whitney (now Whitney Wood) in Stevenage (Hertfordshire), probably named from Old English hwītan ‘white’ + (ge)hæge ‘enclosure’.

History: John Whitney came from London, England, to Watertown, MA, in 1635, and had numerous prominent descendents.

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

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