Harlo Whitney

7 June 1816–1900 (Age 83)
Mexico, Mexico, Oswego, New York, United States

The Life of Harlo

When Harlo Whitney was born on 7 June 1816, in Mexico, Oswego, New York, United States, his father, Levi Whitney, was 25 and his mother, Permelia Chase, was 22. He had at least 1 daughter with Martha Whitney. He lived in Ela Township, Lake, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1900. He died in 1900, in Waupaca, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Waupaca, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States.

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Age 2

Illinois is the 21st state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 23

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

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)

  • Harle Whitney, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Harlow Whitney, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hurlow Whitney in household of Levi Whitney, "United States Census, 1850"

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