Biography of O. F. Whitney
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Whitney, O. F., born in Ontario July 19, 1823, the only child of Cornelius and Mulicent (Gould) Whitney, the former a native of Connecticut, born April 30, 1790, and the latter of Granville, Washington county, born April 25, 1790. They came to Ontario from Aurelius, Cayuga county, where they had lived two years, in 1816. He was a farmer and was school commissioner in Ontario. He died September 29, 1875, and his wife August 21, 1872. O. F. was reared on a farm, educated in the common school and Walworth select schools, also Ontario select schools. He has always been a farmer, and located on the farm he now owns April 14, 1837. He has ninety three acres of land, and follows general farming and sheep raising. Mr. Whitney was a Republican until 1882, since which time he has been a Prohibitionist. He and family are members of the Presbyterian Church. He married September 30, 1846, Laura, daughter of Dr. Loami Whitcomb, a native of Washington county and an early settler of Ontario, where he lived and died. Mrs. Whitney died February 7, 1882, and Mr. Whitney married February 24, 1885, the widow of Dr. E. J. Whitcomb and daughter of Cyrus Thatcher, of Ontario. She had one daughter by her first husband, who is now Mrs. O. F. Nash, of Williamson, N. Y. The father of Cyrus Thatcher was Peter, a native of Rhode Island, who came to Ontario in 1809, and died in 1846. The wife of Cyrus was Mercy Gage. Cyrus Thatcher died in Ontario in 1890, where his wife now resides.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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