Biography of M. C. Whitney
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Whitney, M. C., was born in Steuben county, September 17, 1828. John, his father, was a native of Pawling, N. Y., born February 3, 1802, who came to this county in 1818 with his father, Daniel Whitney. His mother was Lydia Newbury. who lived to be 103 years old. John Whitney married, November 22, 1897, Lucinda, daughter of Moses Lovell, her father being a pioneer settler of Tompkins county. They had ten children, of whom our subject was the oldest. He was educated in the public schools at Newfield and Enfield, and married October 13, 1850, Eliza Durand, of this county, daughter of Samuel Durand, and they have three children: Frank C. is a graduate of Cornell University, and taught for four years. He taught language in the Ithaca High School and was principal for two years in a school in Skaneateles, Onondaga connty, when he entered the Theological Seminary and fitted himself for the ministry, being now a Baptist preacher in Minnesota. The two daughters have both taught school, and both are now married.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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