John M. Whitney

20 November 1852–
Columbia City, Whitley, Indiana, United States

The Life of John M.

When John M. Whitney was born on 20 November 1852, in Columbia City, Whitley, Indiana, United States, his father, Thomas Whitney, was 22 and his mother, Rosana Sine, was 22. He married Rebecca Elizabeth Weirick on 11 April 1878, in Noble, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Smith Township, Whitley, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Green Township, Noble, Indiana, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

John M. Whitney
1852–
Rebecca Elizabeth Weirick
1861–
Marriage: 11 April 1878
Leona D Whitney
1878–
Ira Thomas Whitney
1880–1904
Mildred Jane Whitney
1882–1960
Charles Merit Whitney
1889–1962

Spouse and Children

    Male1852–Male

    Rebecca Elizabeth Weirick

    Female1861–Female

MARRIAGE
11 April 1878
Noble, Indiana, United States
children

(4)

    Leona D Whitney

    Female1878–Female

    Male1880–1904Male

    Mildred Jane Whitney

    Female1882–1960Female

    Charles Merit Whitney

    Male1889–1962Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 4

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
1863

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1886

Age 34

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • John M Whitney, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John M Whitney in household of Thomas Whitney, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John M Whitney in household of Thomas Whitney, "United States Census, 1870"

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