William Francis Whitney

17 August 1877–20 May 1949 (Age 71)
Parowan, Iron, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of William Francis

When William Francis Whitney was born on 17 August 1877, in Parowan, Iron, Utah Territory, United States, his father, New Samuel Whitney, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Gurr, was 22. He married Huldah Cedena "Dena" Dalton on 15 October 1903, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Iron, Utah, United States in 1920 and World for about 5 years. He died on 20 May 1949, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Francis Whitney
1877–1949
Huldah Cedena "Dena" Dalton
1879–1938
Marriage: 15 October 1903
Ardath Whitney
1904–1987
Marion Dalton Whitney
1906–1975
Clair Dalton Whitney
1909–1972
Frank Dalton Whitney
1911–1979
Samuel Joseph Whitney
1915–1915
Edward Dalton Whitney
1918–2002

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 October 1903
Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States
children

(6)

    Ardath Whitney

    Female1904–1987Female

    Male1906–1975Male

    Clair Dalton Whitney

    Male1909–1972Male

    Frank Dalton Whitney

    Male1911–1979Male

    Samuel Joseph Whitney

    Male1915–1915Male

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1894 · The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed.

Age 17

The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed. - A precursor society to FamilySearch, the GSU was organized on November 13,1894, in the Church Historian's Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • William Francis Whitney, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • William Francis Whitney, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • William F Whitney, "United States Census, 1920"

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