FRANK WHITNEY, meat market, Hesperia, was born in Muskegon County, this State, May 19, 1858. He is a son of Orin and Mary E. (Cook) Whitney, natives of Ohio, who emigrated to Kent County and thence to Muskegon County, this State.
Mr. Whitney lived at home and assisted his father on the farm, also attending school, until 1881. April, 19 of that year, he was married to Miss Addie, daughter of Robert and Anna (Hoffman) Robinson, natives of Scotland and Ohio, respectively, and came to Muskegon County, this State, where Addie was born Oct. 6, 1862, and where she received the advantages of a common-school education.
After his marriage, Mr. Whitney went to farming for himself, in Newfield, Oceana County, and remained in that County until July, 1883, when he came to Hesperia, this county, and established a meat market, and where, by honest and fair dealing, he has gained the confidence of the people and is doing a good business.
By their union they have had one child, Annie E., born Sept. 24, 1882. Mr. Whitney is a member of the I.O.O.F. In politics he is a supporter of the Greenback party.