Born in New York, USA on 1897 to Henry Payne Whitney and Gertrude Vanderbilt. Flora Payne married Roderick Tower and had 3 children. Flora Payne married Macculloch Miller and had a child. She passed away on 1986 in Old Westbury, New York, USA.
English: habitational name from a place in Herefordshire, the etymology of which is uncertain. The second element is Old English eg ‘island’, ‘piece of higher ground in a low-lying area’; the first appears to be hwitan, which is either the genitive singular of an Old English byname Hwita (meaning ‘white’), or the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of the adjective hwit ‘white’.