Joshua Kimball Whitney

Male13 February 1835–26 January 1902

Brief Life History of Joshua Kimball

When Joshua Kimball Whitney was born on 13 February 1835, in Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States, his father, Newel Kimball Whitney, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Smith, was 34. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1902. He died on 26 January 1902, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Newel Kimball Whitney
Elizabeth Ann Smith
Horace Kimball Whitney
Sarah Ann Whitney
Franklin Kimball Whitney
Moudalina Whitney
Mary Elizabeth Whitney
Orson Kimball Whitney
John Kimball Whitney
Joshua Kimball Whitney
Anna Maria Whitney
Don Carlos Whitney
Mary Jane Whitney
Elizabeth Ann Whitney
Newel Melchizedek Whitney
Jethro Houston Whitney

Sources (14)

  • Joshua A Whitney, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joshua K Whitney, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Joshua Whitney in household of Elizabeth A Whitney, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

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.


Age 5

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

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 19

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

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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