Blanche L. HINKLEY
Blanche L. HINKLEY
- Born: 11 June 1882, Browns Valley, Traverse Co., Minnesota 2 3 4
- Marriage: Oliver F. WHITNEY in 1907 1
- Died: 28 July 1951, Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., Minnesota at age 69 5
- Buried: 31 July 1951, Britton Cemetery, Britton, Marshall Co., South Dakota 3 6
Cause of her death was Heart failure due to hypertension..7
OBITUARY from Britton, South Dakota newspaper:
Graveside Services Held for Former Britton Lady
Graveside services were held at the Britton cemetery Tuesday for Blanche Hinkley Whitney, who died Saturday, July 28 at Albert Lea, Minn. Wynn Ward performed the services.
Blanche Hinkley was born to Harriet and Gus Hinkley at Brown's Valley, Minn., June 11, 1882. She was united in marriage to Oliver Whitney in 1907, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Whitney moved to Britton with her parents about 1899 and resided here and other points in the Dakotas until 1931, when she moved to Minnesota. She had resided at Albert Lea for the past five years.
She leaves to mourn her passing an only son, Henry Oliver, a grandson, Ronald and a brother, James Hinkley, all of California.
The following letter is assumed to be written to Blanche by Dave Davis her cousin, but may have been written by some other Dave. It did however provide another lead to Soldier Valley, and tie in with the names of some of the Whitney family.
February 13, 1913
I am lonesome tonight so I guess I'll try and ans your welcome letter. Say, this homesteading gets on a fellows nerves at times, I am glad I've only got another six weeks on this my second heat. Everybody is well here. Mother Sewall is happy in her new house. She is getting to be quite a pioneer, got so she can do without an egg in her coffee, and can use tallow in place of lard for cooking. Cliff and his honey have just got settled in their new house. No, Fred Theil is not married yet to my knowledge. Bill arrived home Xmas he says he didn't see nothing to beat sunny Alta in his travels. Cliff Sewall entertained (rest of sentence lost to water damage).
It is too bad about your cousin John, yet I used to know the gentleman and I must say of all the Whitney's I ever met he was the only mutt. If you go down to the soldier valley next summer I bet they will show you a good time. Bess is a fine girl, or was when I knew her. And she used to say she would never change. I smile as I write that. I never new Frances, but the girl that died she sure was a peach. I'd like to be going down with you, there is a lot of people there that I'd like to see again. I hope the mother and you and the little fellow are over the grippe by this time. Do you call him Oliver now? Well there isn't much to write that you would care about. So give my Regards to mother and Jim and be good to yourself. Yours Truly
Noted events in her life were:
• Residence, 23 April 1910, Britton, Marshall Co., South Dakota. 4
Blanche married Oliver F. WHITNEY, son of Oliver Cromwell WHITNEY and Elizabeth Ellen POLEN, in 1907.1 (Oliver F. WHITNEY was born in March 1879 in , , Iowa 8 and died after 1 July 1909 in Britton, Marshall Co., South Dakota 9.) The cause of his death was Consumption (probably Tuberculosis).7
Obituary, Blanche Hinkley Whitney - Clipping from an unknown newspaper. Publication date not shown. Source may be from a newspaper, funeral announcement, draft of obituary, or copies of same. (See notes for transcription of obituary, if available.)
Federal Census - 1900, Page 85B, Britton Village, Marshall Co., South Dakota - Digital Microfilm T723\1552\Part1\85B.
Certificate of Death, Blanche Whitney.
Federal Census - 1910, Britton., Marshall Co., South Dakota, 23 April 1910, Page 157B. Heritage Quest Digital Microfilm T624\1484\PART1\157B. Name shown as Blanch Whitney, age 27, widow, and son Oliver living with mother Hattie Hinkley and brother James in Britton, South Dakota.
Certificate of Death, Blanche Whitney - Minnesota Certificate of Death #4487 filed 31 July 1951. Naeve Hospital, Albert Lea, MN.
Obituary, Blanche Hinkley Whitney.
Certificate of Death, Blanche Whitney - Minnesota Certificate of Death #4487 filed 31 July 1951.
Federal Census - 1900, Jackson Township, Harrison Co., Iowa, Page 111B, 5 June 1900. Heritage Quest Digital Microfilm (CD) T623\436\Part 1\111B
Whitney, Olliver(sic) shown as a boarder in the home of Rose Archer and family. His occupation is shown as Grocery Salesman. Birthday shown as March 1879, age at last birthday 21. Single.
Letter, from Blanche (Hinkley) Whitney in Britton, South Dakota to Oliver Whitney dated July 1, 1909.