John Kimball Whitney

Brief Life History of John Kimball

When John Kimball Whitney was born on 13 September 1832, in Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States, his father, Newel Kimball Whitney, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Smith, was 31. He married Ann Longstroth on 10 December 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 4 August 1915, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Mendon City Cemetery, Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States.

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John Kimball Whitney
Ann Longstroth
Marriage: 10 December 1856
Newell Kimball Whitney
John Kimball Whitney
Ann Jane Whitney
Annie DUPLICATE Whitney
James Ferguson Whitney
Marion W Whitney
Luella Whitney
Bradley Whitney
Herbert Bradley Whitney
Edmeresa Whitney

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  • John K Whitney, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John K. Whitney, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • John in entry for Bradley Whitney, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


On 6 April 1840, Kirtland Township became part of the newly organized Lake County.


Historical Boundaries: 1859: Cache, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Cache, Utah, United States

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Whitney 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’. The name may also derive from Whitney (now Whitney Wood) in Stevenage (Hertfordshire), probably named from Old English hwītan ‘white’ + (ge)hæge ‘enclosure’.

History: John Whitney came from London, England, to Watertown, MA, in 1635, and had numerous prominent descendents.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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