Thomas Whaley

Thomas Whaley (1823 - 1890)

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Thomas Whaley
Born in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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Died in San Diego San Diego County California, United Statesmap
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Biography

Considered a Pioneer of California, and a native of New York City, [1] Thomas Whaley worked in the New York shipping office of George Wardle, and later, rode aboard his employer's old ship, called, The Sutton [1] [2] on a tedious journey, to California. They left New York on January 1st 1849, [1] [2] while a crowd watched the first vessel ever to set sail to California from New York. [2] It was a rough ride and they were forced to stop in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) for repairs that lasted three weeks. After departing from Rio, they became lost around Cape Horn (Chile), [2] and stopped for a week at Valparaiso (Chile). [2] On the 22nd of July, [1] [2] they landed at the California shore by San Francisco. In the fall of 1849, [2] Whaley, known as a real estate broker, purchased several properties. And later, he became a coffee merchant. [2] In October 1851, Whaley relocated to San Diego, and along with an associate, opened Tienda San Diego, [1] [2] general store. . . . read more

Whaley was successful in many aspects, but each step of success appeared to be followed by a tragedy of some kind. A San Diego house he built in 1857, is probably more well known than he ever was, due to the consistent haunted condition of the property it sits on. The Thomas Whaley House, as it is known, has been deemed The Most Haunted Place in America.

Birth

  1. Date of birth: 05 Oct 1823 [1] [3]
  2. Place of birth: New York City, New York [1] [3]

Family

Parents

  1. Father: Thomas A Whaley (1790-1832) [1]
  2. Mother: Rachel Pye Whaley (1793-1820) [1]

Siblings

  1. Sister: Rachel Whaley Heiss (1825-1898)
  2. Brother: Henry H Whaley [1]

Spouse

  1. Anna DeLaunay Whaley (1832-1913) [1] [1] [4]
    1. Date of marriage: 14 Aug 1853 [1] [4]
      1. Location: Church of the Ascension, 4th Street, New York, New York [1] [4]

Children

  1. Son: Francis H Whaley (1854-1914) [3]
  2. Son: Thomas Whaley (1856-1858) [3]
  3. Daughter: Anna A Whaley (1858-1905) [3]
  4. Son: George H R Whaley (1860-1928) [3]
  5. Daughter: Violet E Whaley (1862-1885) [3]
  6. Daughter: Corinne L Whaley (1864-1953) [3]

Occupation

  1. Shipping [2]
  2. Real Estate Broker [2]
  3. Coffee Merchant [2]

Civic Participation

  1. County of San Diego, California [2]
    1. 1857: Clerk [1]
    2. 1880: Notary Public [1]
    3. 1881: Clerk [2]
    4. 1882: Clerk [2]
    5. 1884: Notary Public [1]
    6. 1885: City Trustee [2]
  2. Sitka, Alaska [2]
    1. 1866: Clerk [1]
    2. 1867: Councilman [2] [1]

Death

  1. Date of death: 14 Dec 1890 [3]
  2. Place of death: San Diego, San Diego County, California [3]

Obituary

Burial

  1. Name of cemetery: Mount Hope [3]
    1. Location: San Diego, San Diego County, California [3]
    2. Plot: Division 3, Section 9, Lot 19 [3]
      1. Marker inscription: [3]
A Pioneer Family of San Diego
Thomas
Anna E
1823 - 1890
1832 - 1913
Whaley

Sources

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 "Whaley Family Chronology". Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) . Copyright. © To obtain permission to reprint text or images, please contact Save Our Heritage Organisation, 2476 San Diego Avenue, San Diego CA 92110; Phone: (619) 297-9327; Fax: (619) 291-3576 . whaleyhouse.org. (Accessed 31 Oct 2017)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 "The City and County of San Diego". San Diego, California. Leberthon & Taylor. 1888. Page 96. archive.org. (Accessed 01 Nov 2017)
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 "Memorial 6096125". Thomas Whaley. findagrave.com. (Accessed 31 Oct 2017)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Marriage 1". 14 Aug 1853. FamilySearch.org. (Accessed 02 Nov 2017)
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