Fourth Generation


63. Fenton Whitlow was born on 4 August 1848 in Middle Hope, Orange Co., NY. He died on 16 January 1942 in Newburgh, Orange Co., NY.3 He was buried on 19 January 1942 at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh, Orange Co., NY.3

A family story is that Fenton's wife did not like the name Wilklow so she started using WHITLOW as the family name and many of Fenton's descendants still use the surname WHITLOW.

Fenton was first employed as a farm worker and then as a truckman. About 1890 he settled in Newburgh, NY. In Newburgh, Fenton was a house painter and carpenter. Several of the older homes in the Newburgh area, designed and built by him survive. During World War I, he worked as a shipwright in a war time shipyard in the upper Hudson River area.

Fenton Whitlow and Hannah G. Bell were married about 1867. Hannah G. Bell18 was born in April 1848 in England. Hannah had 10 children only 7 of which were living in 1910. She died on 1 October 1917 in Newburgh, Orange Co., NY. She was buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh, Orange Co., NY.

Fenton Whitlow and Hannah G. Bell had the following children:

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Thomas Fenton Whitlow.

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George Heatherton Whitlow.

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Samuel C. Whitlow.

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Mabel Whitlow was born about 1879 in New Jersey.

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Jennie Whitlow.

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Harry Edward Whitlow.

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Frederick F. Whitlow was born in May 1887 in New York State. He died in 1956.

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Benjamin G. Whitlow was born in September 1889 in New York State. He was a carpenter. He died in 1978.

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----- Whitlow.

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----- Whitlow.

Fenton married second Martha Kent Priddle. She was born about August 1858 in England. She died in August 1943 in Newburgh, Orange Co., NY. She was buried on 27 August 1943 at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh, Orange Co., NY.

Census records (1900 and after from Newburgh, NY)
1870 (Franklin, Somerset Co., NJ) Fenton 24, Hannah 22, Thomas 1, Catherine Gulick 50
1880 (Bayone, Hudson Co., NJ) Fenton 33, Hannah 32, Thomas T. 11, George H. 9, Samuel C. 5, Mabel 1
1900 Fenton 52, Hannah G. 52, Harry E. 15, Fred F. 13, Benjamin 10
1910 (South St.) Fenton 62, Hannah 62, Benjamin G. 21
1920 Fenton 70, Martha 63, Benjamin Herbert 30