Channing Clark Whitney

12 January 1925–30 October 1996 (Age 71)
Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Channing Clark

When Channing Clark Whitney was born on 12 January 1925, in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Donald C Whitney, was 22 and his mother, Ruth Hilda Edwards, was 23. He lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1930 and Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1935. He died on 30 October 1996, in Ocean Springs, Jackson, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Biloxi, Harrison, Mississippi, United States.

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Channing Clark Whitney
Marion Elizabeth Snell

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    Ruth Hilda Edwards





    Judith Whitney



    Richard Marshall Whitney


World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1939 · First Oil Well in Mississippi Located in Yazoo County

Age 14

Fredric F. Mellen was a geologist that was surveyed a clay and minerals project. While doing this he instead struck oil and started the oil industry in Mississippi.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 19

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Channing Whitney in household of Donald C Whitney, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Channing Whitney in household of Donald Whitney, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Channing C Whitney, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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