Orson Kimball Whitney

1830– 1884

Son of Newel K. Whitney; born in Kirtland, Ohio; member of vanguard pioneer company that entered Salt Lake Valley in July 1847; called on mission to Hawai‘i in 1854; in San Francisco when GQC stopped there on his way home; returned to Utah in 1857; participated in defense of territory during 1857–1858 Utah War; died in Salt Lake City. (See Jenson, BE, 4:723; “First Company to Enter Salt Lake Valley,” in Carter, Our Pioneer Heritage, 2:596–97; “Death of a Pioneer,” Deseret Weekly News, Aug. 6, 1884; GQC journal, July 22, 1854.)