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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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WHITNEY GENEALOGY. 477

b. Mar. 21, 1827; d. May 3, 18--; m. 2d, May 4, 18--, Lucy DAMON. He d. May 4, 1874; res. Fitchburg, Mass. 7598. i. FRANK O., b. July 21, 1851; m. Anna M. SNOW. 4341. JULIUS WHITNEY (Jonas P., Josiah, Josiah, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. May 28, 1836; m. Feb. 25, 1864, Harriett A. DOWNE, b. July 23, 1838; d. Dec. 17, 1865; m. 2d, Oct. 18, 1866, Mary J. WHITNEY, b. in Westminster, Mass., June 2, 1843; res. Brattleboro, Vt. 7599. i. HERBERT P., b. Aug. 10, 1865; m. Apr. 27, 1887, Jennie M. TAINTER. 7600. ii. LOUIS ALBERT, b. Feb. 12, 1874. 4342. JOHN C. WHITNEY (John B., Josiah, Josiah, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. Feb. 9, 1832; m. May 15, 1854, Mary W. PILLSBURY, b. Oct. 4, 1834. He was born in Ashby, Mass., has resided in Ashby, Lowell, and at present in Fitchburg, Mass. Is a retail coal and wood dealer. While residing in Ashby he held the office of selectman from 1868 to 1873; was overseer of the poor for five years and assessor and constable from 1869 to 1871. Since his residence in Fitchburg he has been a member of the board of councilmen for 1890-91. He is highly esteemed and respected; res. Fitchburg, Mass., 73 Nashua St. 7601. i. HATTIE A., b. Apr. 25, 1857; m. June 15, 1881, Charles WETHERBEE; res. New Haven, Conn., 59 Ann St. 7602. ii. IDA F., b. Mar. 28, 1865; m. Oct. 14, 1885, Thomas E. KEILTY; res. Fitchburg, Mass. 7603. iii. BERTHA M., b. June 4, 1879. 4345. THEODORE A. WHITNEY (John B., Josiah, Josiah, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. Apr. 29, 1830; m. Aug. 28, 1855, Laura W. MILLER; b. Dec. 26, 1840; d. Mar. 5, 1889. He was an organ maker. He d. Apr. 30, 1861; res. Ashby and Fitchburg, Mass. 7604. i. GEORGE A., b. May 28, 1856; m. Minnieville W. WOODWARD. 4347. CHARLES EDWARD WHITNEY (John B., Josiah, Josiah, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. Ashby, Mass., Mar. 16, 1837; m. at Townsend, Mass., May 27, 1863, Lydia A. DIX; b. Aug. 16, 1846; d. Jan. 28, 1883. He is an organ key maker; res. Roxbury, Mass., 9 Catawba St. 7605. i. FRANK NORTON, b. May 17, 1868; d. Aug. 24, 1880. 7606. ii. NELLIE FLORENCE, b. Jan. 3, 1870; m. Jan. 29, 1889, A. E. HORTON; res. Fitchburg, Mass. 7607. iii. LOTTIE MAY, b. July 17, 1879. 7608. iv. CHARLES MELVIN, b. Nov. 12, 1882. 7609. v. LULU MARION, b. Nov. 12, 1882. 4351. MYRON WILLIAM WHITNEY (William, Josiah, Josiah, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. Ashby, Mass., Sept. 6, 1836; m. May 4, 1859, Eleanor BREASHA, of Boston. As an oratorio singer he stands for many years in the foremost ranks, and his reputation is spread all over the musical world. He was born in Ashby, Mass., Sept. 6, 1836. The meager musical resources of his native place furnished but a circumscribed field for the growth and improvement of his powers, and he sought a new and more extended sphere in Boston, Mass., in the year 1854, and placed him- self under the training of E.H. FROST, a teacher of considerable ability. He remained with this gentleman for some years, studying and making rapid progress. While pursuing his studies he filled the position of leading basso in the then celebrated choir of Tremont Temple, which enjoyed an excellent reputation, and attracted a large congregation to the temple. During the three of four years of his connection with Mr. FROST, the choir, which also included several of the leading vocalists of the day, gave concerts in Boston and vicinity. The debut of Mr. WHITNEY in oratorio was made in the "Messiah" on Christmas day, 1858. Mr. WHITNEY sang, "Why do the nations," so effectively as to win for himself the commendations of the press of the city, although at the same time the HANDEL and HAYDN Society were presenting the same work. His position was immediately established, and his name and fame spread rapidly. His first appearance before the HANDEL and HAYDN Society was at the Christmas oratorio of the "Messiah" in 1861, when he secured the favor of the public so firmly, that he has ever since been retained for the annual Christmas con- cert. In 1868 Mr. WHITNEY went to Florence for the purpose of completing his

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