DANIEL T. WHITTEN                         GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      


Biographical Sketch

  Daniel 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.

  At 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.

  Mr. 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.

  The 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, Ind.

  Mr. 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.