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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)
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7252. ii. CHARLES MELVILLE, M. D., b. Dec. 4, 1862; m. at Walpole, N. H., May 1, 1889, Mabel Ann Porter; b. May 1, 1864; address 591 Tremont St., Boston, Mass. He was born at Winchendon, Mass. Educated at the public schools there and at Cushing academy, Ashburnham, Mass. Graduated at medical school of Harvard University, June, 1887. Served as house surgeon at the Boston City Hospital from July, 1886, to January, 1888. Has been en- gaged in practice of medicine in Boston since then. Is surgeon to genito-urinary department Boston dispensary; registrar at Boston City hospital and at St. Elizabeth's hospital. 4026. WEBSTER WHITNEY (Amasa, William, William, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Winchendon, Mass., Oct. 6, 1803; m. Mar. 16, 1828, Eliza Parks WHIT- MAN; d. Mar. 4, 1867. Webster WHITNEY was a native of Winchendon, where he always resided, and where he was a respected and honored citizen. He was first elected town clerk in 1832, and from that time until his death, in 1872, served the town in that capacity. He was assessor from 1836 to 1840; town treasurer, 1834 to 1836, and selectman for eleven years. He was a faithful and efficient public servant, and highly esteemed for his many sterling qualities and strict honesty. He d. Apr. 19, 1872; res. Win- chendon, Mass. 7253. i. ELIZA CAROLINE, b. June 16, 1830; m. Feb. 27, 1849, William BEAMAN; res. W. He was b; Winch., Sept. 16, 1818. Ch.: Will- iam David, b. July 17, 1851; m. Mary Jane HYDE; John Webster, b. Sept. 18, 1855; m. Alice C. Wood, and d. Dec. 3,1888; Edward Arthur, b. July 18, 1857; d. Oct. 10, 1861; Charles Frederic, b. Dec. 8, 1859; m. Margaret ATKINSON; Caroline Eliza, b. June 1, 1866. 7254. ii. WILLIAM W., b. May 5, 1833; m. ----- -----. 7255. iii. LUCY ELLEN, b. -----; m. ----- KIMBALL; res. W. 4027. AMASA WHITNEY (Amasa, William, William, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Winchendon, Mass., Apr. 24, 1806; m. July 24, 1834, Mary MURDOCK; b. Oct. 3, 1811, in W.: d. Jan. 22, 1886. He d. Apr. 19,1876; res. Winchendon, Mass. 7256. ii. GEORGE W., b. Feb. 3, 1841; unm.; res. Win. 7257. i. MARY ELIZABETH, b. June 27, 1835; m. Jan. 1, 1863, Dudley WHIT- NEY, son of Joseph; s.p.; res. 754 Broadway, So. Boston, Mass. 4030. BAXTER DODDRIDGE WHITNEY (Amasa, William, William, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Winchendon, Mass., June 28, 1817; m. Mar. 1, 1846, Sarah Jane WHITNEY; b. July 14, 1827. Baxter D. WHITNEY's first invention was a contrivance for stretching wrinkles out of cloth while in the fulling mill. Then came a machine for smoothing hard wood after passing through the ordinary planer. This has been patented in several European countries, and is in general use. A gauge lathe, a machine for grinding cylinder saws, and improvements in cylinder planers are among his inventions. The band-saw, which is the poetry of invention, was the conception of a Frenchman, but it has been improved and made practical by Mr. WHITNEY. Improvements in machinery which cannot claim to be new principles, but which greatly facilitate work, have been made in large number by the ingenious mechanic of Winchendon; Res. Winchendon, Mass. 7258. iii. WILLIAM M., b. Mar. 27, 1863; unm.; res. Winch. 7259. ii. MARY M., b. Apr. 23, 1861; m. Jan. 31, 1889, Elisha M. WHITNEY; res. Winch. 7260. i. BAXTER E., b. Mar. 13, 1853; unm.; res. Winch. 7261. iv. EMILY T., b. July 6, 1868; d. Oct. 13, 1884. 4033. ORESON WHITNEY (Luke, William, William, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Gardner, Mass., Jan. 12, 1806; m. Amanda CHASE; d. San Jose, Cal.; res. California. 7262a. i. JAMES OSGOOD, b. Dec. 31, 1831; m. Marie DRURY. 7263a. ii. CHARLES O., d. and left issue. 7264a. iii. ELIZA, res. in California. 4035. LUKE WHITNEY (Luke, William, William, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Feb. 14, 1810; m. Sarah A. PIERCE; b. 1810; m. 2d Mary PIERCE; b. 1812; m. 3d Amanda WOOD. He d. July, 1886; res. Albany, Vt.
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