Gene Notes

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thriller Thursday - Cora Whitney Smith

Cora Whitney Smith was the eldest daughter of Artemus Whitney and Jerusha Percival. She was born in Belchertown, Hampshire county, Massachusetts, July 11, 1859.  She died March 6, 1915 of cancer of the stomach. Her husband, Samuel, predeceased her in 1887 but she was survived by her five children and her sister, Lilla Whitney Hall later Jackson.

It appears that Lilla Whitney Hall Jackson was the only child of Artemus & Jerusha Percival Whitney to have a normal lifespan. She appears in both the 1920 and 1930 census, although she and hubby Arthur have dropped more than 20 years from their ages.

Copyright 2011, ACK for Gene Notes

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