Oliver Cromwell WHITNEY
Cause of his death was Pneumonia.
Another name for Oliver was "Doc" WHITNEY.
(See Notes for Isaac E. Whitney for early years in Iowa.)
Noted events in his life were:
• Military Service, 13 June 1864, , , Nebraska. 11 C Company, Nebraska 1st Cavalry Regiment, Enlist Rank, Private - Enlist Age, 18
• Residence, 10 August 1870, Jackson Twp., Harrison Co., Iowa. 12
• Residence, 1910, Sunlight Twp., Park Co., Wyoming. 13
• Residence, 31 January 1920, , Park Co., Wyoming. 14 Boarding with the Jefferson W. Chapman family near Cody, Wyoming.
Oliver married Elizabeth Ellen POLEN, daughter of William Wheeler POLEN and Elizabeth CRUMRINE, on 22 March 1877 in Probably Little Sioux, Harrison Co., Iowa.1 (Elizabeth Ellen POLEN was born on 17 April 1855 in , , Ohio 5 and died on 21 October 1899 in River Sioux, Harrison Co., Iowa 15.) The cause of her death was Tuberculosis.
Harrison County Marriage Register 1875-1877
Oliver next married Marion CAMERON on an unknown date. (Marion CAMERON was born about 1872 16 and died on an unknown date.)
1 Republished 1997 by Harrison County Genealogical Society, Harrison County, Iowa Directory, 1905, Marriage Licenses 1855-1905, page 131. Bride's surname misspelled as Minney.
Notes of Frances Radtke. Only source that shows name as Oliver Cromwell Hope William Whitney, all others show simply "Oliver Whitney." Copies of letters, notes, etc. collected over her lifetime of seeking information about her family.
3 Transcribed by Cindy Bou (Posted on link from Harrison County, IA GenWeb at http://www.rootsweb.com/~iaharris/index.htm). Name listed as Oliver Nightingale on this census. Children listed in this census all should have the surname WHITNEY and are the offspring of the first marriage of Frances Hope to Edmund Whitney.
4 Federal Census - 1850, Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey, page 173.
5 Federal Census - 1880, Little Sioux Village, Harrison County, Iowa.
Veterans Records - Oliver Whitney, National Archives - C2474-518. Declaration for Invalid Pension, November 10, 1908
Declaration for Pension, April 16, 1913. Copies of documents from the National Archives.
7 Certificate of Death - Oliver Whitney, Cody, Park County, Wyoming. Filed April 25, 1928.
8 Cemetery - Cody, Wyoming, Tombstone. Riverside Cemetery.
9 Obituary - Oliver "Doc" Whitney, Cody Wyoming Enterprise.
10 Cemetery - Cody, Wyoming. Tombstone shows Oliver Whitney, CO. C, 1 NEBR. CAV.
Adjutant-General of the State of Nebraska, Abbreviation: NE Roster (Published by Mills & Co., 1871. Posted on Ancestry .com), Civil War - Union. Actual age at Enlistment was 16. Regimental History - Battles Fought:
Battle at Luninburg, Arkansas
Battle at White River, Arkansas on 28 March 1864
Battle at Grand Prairie, Arkansas on 24 August 1864
Battle at Duvall's Bluff, Arkansas on 26 August 1864
Battle at Miller's Ranch, Nebraska on 13 October 1864
Battle on 12 May 1865
Battle on 18 October 1865
Battle at Alkali, Nebraska on 22 October 1865
Battle on 16 November 1865
Muster Date 01 July 1866
12 Federal Census - 1870, Jackson Twsp., Harrison Co., Iowa - Digital Microfilm M593\395\44B. 26/26 Living with brother Isaac and his wife Jane. Age 22, occupation Day Laborer, birthplace New Jersey.
13 Federal Census - 1910, Page 133, Sunlight Twp., Park Co., Wyoming, ID# WY40041713. Wyoming Census Index 1790-1870, Ancestry.com on the Internet.
14 Federal Census - 1920, Election Dist. # 26, Park Co., Wyoming Page 14A. Heritage Quest Digital Microfilm T625\2028\PART2\14A. Other than the name and residence, none of the other information was accurate.
15 Letter, E-mail letter to Ronald Whitney from Herb Caldwell, Jr., dated September 3, 1997.
16 Ibid, from Iva (Whitney) Atherton to Frances (Whitney) Radtke dated March 6, 1945.