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The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago: 1895)

Transcribed by the Whitney Research Group, 1999.

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only a common school education, he entered the counting room of Homer Bartlett, in Lowell, remaining 24 mos., then entered the drug store of Carleton & Hovey for a service of five years. During these nearly seven years, devoted as much time as pos- sible to general culture, private evening school, etc., and con- tinued after leaving Lowell in 1849, for Lawrence, Mass. After two years as a jr. partner, became sole proprietor. Has gradu- ates in many of the states from Maine to Colorado. Graduated one who became a lawyer and member of congress; two now in the ministry. Somewhat active in the Epispl. Church as treas., vestryman and warden. Trustee of our largest savings bank. Pres. of Mass. State Pharm. Asso., local sec. of the Amer. Pharm. Asso., and member of the council. Pres. of Mass. State Board of Registration in Pharmacy. Mr. WHITNEY has been a member of the board since its creation in 1895, and chairman continuously since. He inagurated and carried through many needed reforms, his aim being to elevate the pharmacists' profession and have the druggist business di- vorced from several disagreeable features which were caused by unprincipled men unfortunately engaged in it. He gave time and made personal sacrifices to accomplish these radical changes for the good. Therefore, it is not at all singular that a strong opposition should be exerted against his re-appointment, and powerful influence did all it could to prevent a retention. In the face of all this the appointee did not make any move in his own behalf, nor would he sanction his friends intervention. But it is understood that numerous unsolicited letters were for- warded to Gov. GREENHALGE by prominent gentlemen, many engaged in the profession, urging his re-selection, for the reason of his eminent capability, faithful service, absolute honesty and progressive record. The Massachusetts board, it may truthfully be said, ranks in the van of any in the United States, and in a great measure this is due to Mr. WHITNEY's efforts. At present he is living in comfortable home of 17 acres in North Andover, two and three quarters miles from place of business. 4140. vi. SARAH A., b. -----; m. ----- FLAGG; res. Wellesley, Mass. 4141. vii. ELIZABETH, b. Dec. 16, 1836; m. at Lowell, July 11, 1860, Joseph A. BAILEY, b. Dec. 1, 1836; d. Mar. 18, 1873. He was a merchant; res. S. Dartmouth, Mass. Ch.: Joseph A., res. Methuen; Thomas Francis; Wm. Henry, res. Boston, Mass., P. O. box 5188; Sarah E., res. S. D.; m. 2d. Apr. 18, 1874, Capt. SPOONER, b. Sept. 11, 1819; is a retired sea captain. 4142. viii. ABIGAIL A., b. -----; unm.; res. Lawrence, Mass. 4143. ix. HARRIETT A., b. -----; unm.; res. Lawrence, Mass. 4144. x. CHARLES N., b. -----; d. -----. 4145. xi. MARTHA B., b. Nov. 8, 1822; m. May 21, 1851, Joseph WHITE; res. West Newton. He was b. Oct. 1, 1823; d. July 27, 1884; was in the woolen business. Ch.: Joseph Frederick, b. June 18, 1854; d. May 12, 1857; Luther, b. Dec. 30, 1856; m. Feb., 1886, Mamie S. FILES; place of business, Boston, Mass.; Anna Bertha, b. Jan. 28, 1859; m. June 1, 1882, F. A. LIBBEY, Putnam, Conn.; children were born in Lawrence, Mass. 4146. xii. CHARLES E., b. -----; d. -----. 1975. SILAS STACY WHITNEY (Hananiah, Samuel, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. in Winchendon, Mass., June 27, 1805; m. in Chichester, N.H., June 18, 1829, Mary Bryant CATE, b. Feb. 9, 1811; d. June 13, 1892. He was born in Winchendon, Mass., on a farm and on leaving home worked in a mill carding wool. Later he was engaged in the general menchandising business at Centre Harbor, N. H. About 1852 he removed to Pittsfield, N.H., in same trade. In 1855 or early in 1856 he sold out and went to Dubuque, Iowa, for a short time, thence to Chicago and engaged in the produce and grain commission business, which he continued up to a short time before his death. The family went to Chicago in Nov., 1856, from N. H. He d. Aug. 5, 1873; res. Chicago, Ill.

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