Born: September 10, 1837, Troy, Michigan.
Died: January 1, 1923, San Diego, California.
Buried: Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, California.
Whitney married twice, to Elizabeth Philena Fairbanks (1859) and Mary Ellen Fairbanks (1922, San Diego County, California).
He opened a music store in Toledo, Ohio, in 1860. He became partners with William H. Currier in 1870, and in 1888, they formed the company of Whitney and Currier.
From 1867–81, Whitney published the periodical Whitney’s Musical Guest.
He was also the principal publisher for William Ogden, who eventually became the superintendent of music in the Toledo public schools.
Some time between 1890 and 1896, Whitney retired and moved to California.
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