DANIEL T. WHITTEN GRAVESTONE PHOTO
T. Whitten was born March 2, 1847, in Jennings county, Indiana and died in
Independence, Kansas on January 27, 1928. His
mother died when he was but five weeks old, while his father was buried the day
he was one year old. Two sisters
and a brother died in infancy.
the age of sixteen, Mr. Whitten enlisted in the Union army, in Company H, 120th
Indiana Infantry, and served until the close of the Civil war.
On October 11, 1870, he married Miss Mary E. Adams, and immediately
thereafter, came to Kansas, residing near Fort Scott for a short time, and later
moving to Sedalia, Mo. They
returned to Indiana in 1874, and lived near Elizabethtown in that state until
February 1885, when the family again came to Kansas and located in Montgomery
county, where Mr. and Mrs. Whitten remained there until his death.
Whitten first settled in Rutland township, but later moved to the Morgantown
neighborhood, in West Cherry. He
then removed to Sycamore township, where he followed his occupation of farming
from 1895 to 1919, when failing health necessitated his retirement, and when he
moved to Independence.
deceased was a member of the local McPherson post of the Grand Army of the
Republic since 1885. Prior to that
time, he was a member of the James Moffat post of the G. A. R. at Elizabethtown,
Whitten was survived by his widow, Mary E. Whitten, and three daughters, Mrs. E.
C. Chamberlain, Pomona, Mo.; Mrs. J. E. Ferrell, Weiser, Ida.; and Mrs. H. H.
Greenlee of this city. Two
daughters and a son of the deceased died in infancy.
Fourteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survived at the
time of his death.