Joseph Henry Whisney

20 February 1889–7 June 1985 (Age 96)
Streator, LaSalle, Illinois, United States

The Life of Joseph Henry

When Joseph Henry Whisney was born on 20 February 1889, in Streator, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, his father, Michael Whisney, was 24 and his mother, Annie Ritko, was 19. He married Frances L. Matejka on 6 May 1913, in Jackson, Jackson, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He died on 7 June 1985, in Jackson, Jackson, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 96.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Henry Whisney
Frances L. Matejka
Marriage: 6 May 1913
Pauline Whisney
Violet Whisney
Francis Whisney
Eveline Whisney
Marcella Whisney

Spouse and Children

6 May 1913
Jackson, Jackson, Minnesota, United States


    Pauline Whisney


    Francis Whisney


    Eveline Whisney


    Marcella Whisney




+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Michael Whisney


    Annie Ritko




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 3

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1914 · The Man With The First Air Conditioned Home

Age 25

Charles Gates was the first person in the United States to install air conditioning in his home. Funny thing was, Gates died a year before it was installed.

Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of German Wisner .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Whi??Ney, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph H Whisney, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joseph Whisney, "United States Census, 1930"

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