Edith Montague Whitney

24 April 1860–1930 (Age 69)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life 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, in Spring Grove Cemetery, Wisconsin Dells, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 70.

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Henry Milton Whitney
Myra Louise Mason
Labelle Whitney
Edith Montague Whitney
Maude Whitney

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 7

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

Age 21

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 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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  • Edith M Whitney in household of Henry M Whitney, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Edith Whitney in household of H M Whitney, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Edith Whitney in household of Henry M Whitney, "United States Census, 1880"

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