Winifred Rosetta Whittey

Brief Life History of Winifred Rosetta

When Winifred Rosetta Whittey was born in February 1892, in Brighton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Whittly, was 41 and her mother, Margaret R. Young, was 36. She married Walter Ross Maitland on 4 February 1918, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died in 1976, at the age of 84, and was buried in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Ross Maitland
1891–1966
Winifred Rosetta Whittey
1892–1976
Marriage: 4 February 1918
Marie Elizabeth ( betty) Maitland
1923–2010
Barbara ann Maitland
1923–2013

Sources (8)

  • Winnie Whitty in household of John Whitty, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Winfred Rosetta Whittey, "Ontario Births, 1869-1910"
  • Winifred Whitley, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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Name Meaning

English: see Whitty .

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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