Luther Warren Whitney

2 October 1834–3 February 1920 (Age 85)
Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Luther Warren

When Luther Warren Whitney was born on 2 October 1834, in Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Nathaniel Gerry Whitney, was 24 and his mother, Charlotte Thompson, was 23. He married Ruth Eliza Tefft on 7 April 1856, in Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Dedham, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. He died on 3 February 1920, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Dedham, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Luther Warren Whitney
Ruth Eliza Tefft
Marriage: 7 April 1856
Henry Nathanial Whitney
Nellie Frances Whitney
Charlotte Lucina "Lotta" Whitney
Ernest Ulysses Whitney

Spouse and Children

7 April 1856
Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


    Henry Nathanial Whitney


    Nellie Frances Whitney


    Charlotte Lucina "Lotta" Whitney


    Ernest Ulysses Whitney


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

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 12

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President

Age 26

Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860

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)

  • Luther Whitney in household of Nathaniel Whitney, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Luther W Whitney, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Luther W Whitney, "United States Census, 1860"

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