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Mr. Whitney is the manager in charge of the publication known as "Our Hope and Life in Christ," issued by the Western Advent Christian Publication Association, of Mendota. This periodical was brought from Minneapolis to Mendota in 1892, and Mr. Whitney has held his present position in connection with the concern ever since August, 1894.

Mr. Whitney was born at Vanorin, Bureau county, this state, March 18, 1862. His parents, Lysander and Roxanna (Viner) Whitney, were natives of Massachusetts, of Berkshire county, and both were of old New England families from old England. After marriage they came west, about 1854, locating upon a farm in Bureau county, where Mrs. Whitney died in 1882, aged sixty-two years, and Mr. Whitney died in Mendota, in 1897, at the age of seventy-six years. Both were Advent Christians, and in politics he was a Republican.

Emerson L. Whitney was reared to farm life and given a fair education in the country schools and at Bryant & Stratton's Business College in Chicago. In local office he has served for several years as a member of the educational board of Mendota College. In 1887 he was united in marriage with Miss Anna Moore, of Brodhead, Wisconsin, and they have two interesting children.

Extracted 22 Dec 2017 by Norma Hass from Biographical and Genealogical Record of LaSalle County, Illinois, published in 1900, volume 2, page 533.

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