About one mile northeast of Whitney, the Whitney Cemetery is on the old Whitney-Sumpter Road (now State Hwy 7) and is situated about 15 miles southwest of Sumpter. Whitney is an abandoned railrod and mining town and it is difficult to secure information on the cemetery there. The railroad was the Sumpter Valley Rail Road (SVRR).
It is known just when the cemetery was started but it was before the year 1905. The grounds are neglected and no known records have been maintained of the burials.
A man was lynched by a mob between Burnt River and Whitney and was buried at Whitney more than 65 years ago although his name now seems to be unknown. Considerable inquiry had revealed the following burials here.
Contact W. David Samuelsen to supply additional information.
Funeral Home Information (FO) & Death Certificates (DC) checked CUROP, Anna (STOLTENBERG) 15 Aug 1841 10 Oct 1907 (FO)(DC) HALE, Mina Marie 15 Jan 1910 27 Apr 1913 (FO)(DC) dau of J. S. & Mallie M. (VAUGHN) HUBBELL, Stella .. ... .... .. bef 1905 aged 25 years McCULLOUGH, infant 14 Feb 1906 17 Feb 1906 (FO)(DC) child of Charles PEWET or PUET, Tug .. ... .... .. ... .... twin boy, died of smallpox when a young lad TOT, baby .. ... .... .. ... 1913 child of George & Alva WHITAKER, baby .. ... .... .. aft 1905
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