Whitney Cemetery

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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