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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