Cerro Gordo County


Melvin Owen Whitney




Melvin Owen Whitney was born Feb. 17, 1923 to Earl M. and Edith V. Cooper Whitney. He died July 23, 1991 and is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, IA.

Petty Officer Whitney served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Marblehead (CL-12). They were hit during the Battle of Makassar Strait, but survived the battle.

Sources: ancestry.com