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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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4378. WILLIAM B. WHITNEY (Joseph, Jonas, Jonas, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. Westminster, Mass., Aug. 23, 1841; m. Sept. 15, 1863, at Leominster, Julia Pauline TILTON; b. Ludlow, Vt., Oct. 17, 1842. He d. in Montreal, Canada, Sept. 30, 1891; res. Leominster, Mass. 7640. i. JOSEPH T., b. Aug. 19, 1864; unm.; res. Medford, Mass.; asst. pro- fessor of physics for five years in the Ohio State University 1887-'92. 4380. FRANCIS AUSTIN WHITNEY (Joseph, Jonas, Jonas, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. Westminister, Feb. 5, 1830; m. in Lunenburg, June 9, 1853, Mary L. BAKER; b. Jan,. 28, 1834; d. Mar. 21, 1869; m. 2d in Leominster, Jan. 6, 1870, Orocy A. TAYLOR; b. Sept. 9, 1844. Francis A. WHITNEY was born in Westminster, Mass. Came to Leominster, Mass., at age of 20 or thereabouts, and for a few months worked as a mechanic in the piano business. Then in company with F. W. WHITNEY he began the manufacture of children's carriages. Beginning in a small room, rented on the upper floor of an old factory, the business has gradually increased until it is now the largest children's carriage concern in the United States. Various changes have occurred in the busi- ness at different times. About 1870 he bought out F. W., ran it a few years alone and then formed a corporation, of which he is still president and holds a majority of the stock. The firm now employs 150 to 200 hands and manufactures about 40,000 carriages a year, which are sent even to Australia. About 15 years ago he also began the manufacture of shirts in Leominster in company with a Mr. GAINES, a young man acquainted with the details of the business. They are now, probably, the largest manufacturers of shirts in the United States. They employ about 700 hands and manufacture 600 to 800 dozen (7,200 to 9,600) shirts a day. Their business amounts to about $1,000,000 a year. He is, as might readily be imagined, perhaps the most prominent and wealthy man in the town of Leominster. He has given large sums of money to the Church there and to other benevolences, and is held in the most universal esteem and affection as a benefactor of the poor and a public spirited citizen. His relations with his employes have always been especially harmonious and actuated by a mutual regard. He has several times been asked to accept public office, but has always refused to become a candidate and has kept entirely aloof from political affairs; res. Leominster, Mass. 7641. i. ADDIE SOPHIA, b. June 11, 1854; d. Sept. 28, 1854. 7642. ii. HERBERT BAKER, b. Nov. 24, 1856; m. Belle BOARDMAN. 7643. iii. FRANK JUDSON, b. Oct. 11, 1858; m. Mary A. PORTER. 7644. iv. FANNY HARRINGTON, b. Apr. 18, 1867; d. Sept. 10, 1874. 7645. v. FRANCES ABBIE, b. May 29, 1873. 4381. GEORGE WHITNEY (Jonas, Jonas, Jonas, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. Westminster, Mass., Oct. 15, 1834; m. Nov. 23, 1860, Julia CROCKER; b. Feb. 26, 1838; Res. Leominster, Mass. 7646. i. CARRIE I., b. Jan. 5, 1863; m. Jan. 24, 1884, ----- MORSE; res. L. 4383. JARED IRVING WHITNEY (Benjamin, Benjamin, Jonas, David, Benjamin, John, John), b. Aug 1, 1833; m. Jan. 19, 1858, Sarah Jane KIDDER; b. May 10, 1834. He was brought up on a farm and worked at that until he was 21. Then in com- pany with his brother-in-law was in the chair business for a number of years, and later worked at the wood-working business, and most of the time since; res. Leo- minster, Mass., and Clinton, Mass., 269 Main St. 7647. i. FANNIE BELLE, b. Oct. 16, 1863; m. Jan. 19, 1888, Edward L. FLAGG; res. Leo. ; is a carpenter. Ch.: Mable Frances, b. Mar. 27, 1889. 7648. ii. ARTHUR EUGENE, b. Sept. 9, 1868; d. June 8, 1869. 4399. EDWARD WHITNEY (Nathaniel R., Nathaniel R., Simon, Daniel, Benja- min, John, John), b. Watertown, Mass., June 6, 1815; m. Sept. 23, 1858, Caroline Abbe ROGERS, b. Oct. 14, 1827, in Boston; res. Belmont, Mass.; s.p. 4404. DR. ALLSTON WALDO WHITNEY (Simon, Nathaniel R., Simon, Daniel, Benja-min, John, John), b. Framingham, Mass., Jan. 15, 1828; m. in Boston, Aug. 24, 1864, Sarah Ellen BISHOP, of Boston b. Aug. 11, 1844. Dr. Allston Waldo WHITNEY, son of Dr. Simon WHITNEY, was educated at the public schools of Framingham and Leicester academy. He was also a cadet at West Point. Entering Harvard Medical school he was graduated in 1852, and studying
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