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Whitney, Pardon A.
Age: 19, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 8/7/62, m/i 9/30/62, PVT, Co. C, 6th VT INF, pr CPL 5/20/64, pr SGT 10/16/64, m/o 6/19/65
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Birth: 1843, Woodstock, VT
Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, CA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Lester Letson
Findagrave Memorial #: 53515310
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/27/1905, CT
Portrait?: USAHEC off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, CA
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Pardon D. Whitney
Pardon D. Whitney migrated from Vermont to California before 1900. In about 1906 he built a California Bungalow home from Sears and Roebuck plans, on at 1105 Echo Avenue in Fresno. He changed the plans a bit, and built it entirely out of redwood. The back yard was landscaped as a formal English garden. He had two daughters. One daughter caught turberculosis, never married, and died in the house. The other married an English professor, George Hunting from Brooklyn, NY, who taught at the new Fresno Normal School, now California State University, Fresno. The Huntings had no children. Mrs. Hunting died about 1955 in Fresno. Sgt. Whitney had his mother's signature, Jennie M. Whitney, engraved on the inside of his uniform belt buckle. During the war he carried a pack-worn volume of Shakespeare, and a King James Bible, both doubtless read around many campfires.
Contributed by John Carpenter, who grew up in Pardon's house mentioned above.