Martha Mc Whitney (1812 - 1892)

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Kings County, New York

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Richard S Whitney Jr

Richard S Whitney Jr

Iva Whitney, 1915

Iva Whitney, 1915

William Seburn Richards Family circa 1880's

William Seburn Richards Family circa 1880's

Marguerite Whitney, PA, 1923

Marguerite Whitney, PA, 1923

Gertrude (Vanderbilt) Whitney

Gertrude (Vanderbilt) Whitney

Whitney Museum of American Art - Gertrude Whitney

Whitney Museum of American Art - Gertrude Whitney

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney - Vogue magazine

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney - Vogue magazine

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

David Whitney, Jr.

David Whitney, Jr.

Mary Ardith Whitney

Mary Ardith Whitney

James S. Whitney

James S. Whitney

Josiah Dwight Whitney

Josiah Dwight Whitney

The David Whitney House

The David Whitney House

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Allen S. Whitney Richard S Whitney Jr Iva Whitney, 1915 William Seburn Richards Family circa 1880's

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1812 - In the year that Martha Mc Whitney was born, on April 30th, Louisiana was admitted to the United States as the 18th state. The area was previously known as the Territory of Orleans.

1829 - When she was 17 years old, on July 23rd, in the United States, William Burt obtained the first patent for a kind of typewriter - an earlier one had been made in Italy in 1808. The typographer, as it was called, was a rectangular wooden box 12 inches wide, 12 inches high, and 18 inches long. It worked by depressing a rotating lever so that an inked letter made contact with the paper.

1838 - She was 26 years old when on May 26th, the Native American Cherokee Nation was forced to march the Trail of Tears - relocating them to west of the Mississippi. When gold was discovered in Georgia in 1828, settlers wanted the Cherokee land. 16,543 natives were forced to march - it is estimated that 2,000 to 6,000 died along the way.

1887 - By the time she was 75 years old, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

1892 - In the year of Martha Mc Whitney's passing, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

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Martha Mc Whitney died on November 10, 1892 in New York at 80 years old. No cause of death has been listed. She was born around 1812. There is no information about Martha's immediate family.

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