Merlin Ray Whitney

Last updated 23 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 26 Oct 1963 in Deadwood, Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States

Died: 6 Jun 2015 in Folsom, Custer County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
name

obituary-merlin-whitney-2015: Obituary for Merlin ‘Merle’ Ray Whitney (2015); Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (https://www.behrenswilson.com: accessed 6 Apr 2021), Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (Rapid City, South Dakota)

Comment: Source includes name (Merlin 'Merle' Ray Whitney).

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birth

obituary-merlin-whitney-2015: Obituary for Merlin ‘Merle’ Ray Whitney (2015); Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (https://www.behrenswilson.com: accessed 6 Apr 2021), Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (Rapid City, South Dakota)

Comment: Source includes date (October 26, 1963 [see note]) and location (Deadwood, SD). The date in this database is taken from the actual text. The birth-death range at the top of the obituary shows a different month. The presumption is that the text was written directly by the informant, and the range was added by the funeral home, adding the typo.

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death

obituary-merlin-whitney-2015: Obituary for Merlin ‘Merle’ Ray Whitney (2015); Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (https://www.behrenswilson.com: accessed 6 Apr 2021), Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (Rapid City, South Dakota)

Comment: Source includes date (June 6, 2015) and location (at home [Folsom, South Dakota]).

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Family #1

Spouse/Partner: <private>

Married: Feb 1988

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

obituary-merlin-whitney-2015: Obituary for Merlin ‘Merle’ Ray Whitney (2015); Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (https://www.behrenswilson.com: accessed 6 Apr 2021), Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (Rapid City, South Dakota)

Comment: Source includes date of marriage of Merlin Whitney and Lli Willett.

obituary-merlin-whitney-2015: Obituary for Merlin ‘Merle’ Ray Whitney (2015); Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (https://www.behrenswilson.com: accessed 6 Apr 2021), Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (Rapid City, South Dakota)

Comment: Source includes date (July 4, 2010).

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Child: <private>

Family #2

Spouse/Partner: <private>

Married: 4 Jul 2010

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

obituary-merlin-whitney-2015: Obituary for Merlin ‘Merle’ Ray Whitney (2015); Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (https://www.behrenswilson.com: accessed 6 Apr 2021), Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (Rapid City, South Dakota)

Comment: Source includes date of marriage of Merlin Whitney and Lli Willett.

obituary-merlin-whitney-2015: Obituary for Merlin ‘Merle’ Ray Whitney (2015); Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (https://www.behrenswilson.com: accessed 6 Apr 2021), Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (Rapid City, South Dakota)

Comment: Source includes date (July 4, 2010).

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Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Military Induction: (United States Air Force) 1981

Military Discharge: 1985

Cemetery: (Black Hills National Cemetery) at Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

obituary-merlin-whitney-2015: Obituary for Merlin ‘Merle’ Ray Whitney (2015); Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (https://www.behrenswilson.com: accessed 6 Apr 2021), Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (Rapid City, South Dakota)

Comment: Source includes year (1981) and branch (United States Air Force).

obituary-merlin-whitney-2015: Obituary for Merlin ‘Merle’ Ray Whitney (2015); Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (https://www.behrenswilson.com: accessed 6 Apr 2021), Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (Rapid City, South Dakota)

Comment: Source includes year (1985).

obituary-merlin-whitney-2015: Obituary for Merlin ‘Merle’ Ray Whitney (2015); Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (https://www.behrenswilson.com: accessed 6 Apr 2021), Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (Rapid City, South Dakota)

Comment: Source includes cemetery name (Black Hills National Cemetery), which is located near Sturgis, South Dakota.

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Attributes

Residence: Abt Jul 2010 at Folsom, Custer County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 6 Jun 2015 at Folsom, Custer County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

obituary-merlin-whitney-2015: Obituary for Merlin ‘Merle’ Ray Whitney (2015); Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (https://www.behrenswilson.com: accessed 6 Apr 2021), Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (Rapid City, South Dakota)

Comment: Source includes death date (6 Jun 2015) and location (Folsom [, South Dakota]).

obituary-merlin-whitney-2015: Obituary for Merlin ‘Merle’ Ray Whitney (2015); Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (https://www.behrenswilson.com: accessed 6 Apr 2021), Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (Rapid City, South Dakota)

Comment: Source includes marriage date (July 4, 2010) and location (Folsom [, South Dakota]). The source indicates that Merlin and Melissa moved to Folsom, South Dakota, after their marriage, with implication it was very shortly after.

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Merlin's parents were <private> [obituary-merlin-whitney-2015]

Surviving him included his <private>

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research notes

obituary-merlin-whitney-2015: Obituary for Merlin ‘Merle’ Ray Whitney (2015); Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (https://www.behrenswilson.com: accessed 6 Apr 2021), Behrens Wilson Funeral Home (Rapid City, South Dakota)

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