E.P WHITNEY, a prominent and highly respected citizen of Westfield died Thursday afternoon from the effects of a morphine overdose. He had been complaining of illness and was unable to sleep. He told the family not to call him in the morning as he wished to get some rest. After some hours, his room was entered and he was found unconsious and could not be roused. Every effort was made to wake him, to no avail. He died about 5 PM. He leaves a widow and young child. The whole community is shokcked by the sudden death.
Evening Observer (Dunkirk, New York) > 1883 > September > 8
** Added note in 1880 Westfield is 1 Edward WHITNEY ae 50
Occupation: Foreman Paper Mill
Marital Status: Married
Son DIXON WHITNEY and wife Mary (DIXON) is 40 also in house his sister, age 62 Sylvia TOWNSEND
WW I draft data
Dixon P Whitney
State: New York
Birth Date: 10 Dec 1878
in 1900 still living with Mother Mary. in 1920 wife Mabel 2 sons , *EDWARD and HAROLD
in WESTFIELD CEMETERY
Townsend, John F. 1806—1865.
Sylvia Whitney, his w. 1816—1886.
Edward F. their s. 1850—1860
Whitney, Edw. Prentiss 1828-1883.
Mary DIXON, his w. 1839-1911
Sylvia, their da. 1873-1874.
Sylvia Bicknell, his w. 1790-1872.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 24
Mrs. Mary Dixon Whitney.
DAR ID Number: 23303
Born in Westfield, New York.
Wife of Edward Prentiss Whitney.
Descendant of Capt. Joseph Dixon.
Daughter of Abram Dixon and Eliza Holt Higgins, his wife.
Granddaughter of Joseph Dixon and Mercy Raymond, his wife.
Joseph Dixon, (1754-1839), enlisted as a private, 1777, for the war. He was assigned to the quartermaster's department and in 1779 became brigade forage master. He was at Monmouth, wounded in service and received an honorable discharge, 1782. In 1832 he was placed on the pension roll of Chenango county, N. Y., for service of captain in the Connecticut Continental Line. He was born in Lebanon, Conn.; died in Smyrna, N Y.