Biography of William J. Whitney
Broome County, NY Biographies





WILLIAM J. WHITNEY, prominent merchant and public man of Sanford, New York, was born there January 3, 1878, son of Jacob and Rozella (Childs) Whitney, and grandson of Elijah Whitney. The family is an old one in Sanford, and the township and its members have always been active in the business and public life of their communities.

The public schools afforded Mr. Whitney his early education, and throughout his life time to the present he has never ceased to add to his knowledge through intelligently directed reading and keen observation. For over twenty one years he has been in business in Sanford, keeping a general store, dry goods and groceries, and the high standard of goods, combined with the never failing courtesy of Mr. Whitney, has resuited in a very large following in trade. He is a member of the Republican party, and at the present time is serving as postmaster of Sanford. Mr. Whitney is a splendid example of the type of capable American man of which the township boasts quite a few. He is a consistent member of the Methodist church and active in its committee work.

At Sidney, New York, August 27, 1900, Mr. Whitney married Cora E. White, daughter of George and Cornelia (Palmer) White, and they are the parents of a son, Kenneth F. Whitney, born November 13, 1903.

From:
Binghamton and Broome County
New York
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924


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