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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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Odd Fellows, Knights of Honor, Knights of the Maccabees, and half a dozen other orders. Has held important official positions in these orders, and is at present grand trustee of the grand Lodge of Knights of Honor for Michigan; res. Port Huron, Mich., and St. Louis, Mo., 3000 Locust St., s. p. 5327. EDWIN H. WHITNEY (Isaiah, Cyrus, Isaiah, Isaiah, Isaiah, Thomas, John), b. Harvard, Sept. 10, 1851; m. June 6, 1875, Mary E. ALBERT, b. Jan. 14, 1847. Edwin H. WHITNEY was born at the old homestead on Sept. 10, 1851, and lived there continuosly until sixteen years of age. He then lived with his sister and attended the high school in Marlboro, Mass., for a few months, and after a few months at home went to the Westbrook seninary at Portland, Me., for one tern, In the fall of 1868 he entered the first class at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, graduating from there in 1871 with the degree of B. S., having taken the course in mechanical engineering. He remained in Worcester until 1875, some three years being in the railroad office of the master mechanic of Worcester & Nashua railroad. In the summer of 1875 he married and moved to Keokuk, Ia., and worked one year as a chief clerk of the general superintendent of Keokuk & Des Moines railway. Then returned east and during 1877 and '78 was at Havard and the machine shops in Lowell and Worcester, Mass. In 1879 he went to Providence as draughtsman for the master mechanic of the Providence & Worcester railroad. In 1882 went to work for the American Ship Windlass Company, of Providence, R.I., and has since been in their employ as draughtsman, superintendent, mechanical and constructing engi- neer; the latter position he now occupies. He is a member of the American Society of Naval Architects; res. Rumford, R.I. 8368. ii. CHARLOTTE E., b. May 26, 1877. 8369. iv. GEORGE WALTER, b. July 12, 1880. 8370. i. EDDIE LEE. b. -----; d. infancy, 1876. 8371. iii. MARY CORNELIA, b. July 12, 1880; d. Sept. 4, 1880. 8372. v. HARRY ALBERT, b. July 4, 1883; d. Oct. 20, 1883. 5329. CHARLES G. WHITNEY (Isaiah, Cyrus, Isaiah, Isaiah, Isaiah, Thomas, John), b. June 24, 1854; m. Nov. 17, 1881, Jessie C. KEATING, b. Quincy, Mass., 1849; res. Waltham, Mass., 3 Stow St. 8373. ii. GERTRUDE E., b. Mar. 17, 1887. 8374. i. ELIZABETH GOVE, b. Mar. 7, 1885; d. Sept. 10, 1885 5339. AUGUSTUS LUKE WHITNEY (Luke, Luther, Israel, Elijah, Isaiah, Thomas, John), b. Harvard, Mass., June 19, 1845; m. in Lowell, Mass., May 1, 1877, Addie H. HASSEY, b. Feb. 27, 1859. He was born in Harvard and remained at home and worked on the home farm until he was eighteen years old, in 1862, and went to Worcester, Mass., to learn the machinist's trade of Lucius W. POND. For three years he served his apprenticeship and received his diplomas in 1865. He work for A. G. PROUTY at New Worcester, making the first card cloth machine that was made and placed in the World's exhibition. That one went to Paris in 1866. He afterwards contracted to build vises and planer chucks for the New England Vise Co., of Fitchburg, Mass. Later became superin- tendent for three years. He then went to work Putnam Machine Co., of Fitch- burg, as assistant foreman for J. Q. WRIGHT; worked there four years. Then went to work for the American Watch Co., Waltham, Mass., and worked in the machine shop seven years. He moved to Leominster and has had charge of Harwood Mfg. Co.'s leather bed and chair seating works as their superintendent ever since. Has been president of the Farmers and Mechanics Association for four years; director of the Leominster Club for seven years, which includes the wealthiest residents in that place, and at present its president; chairman of the board of selectmen, of which he has been for two years; member of the board of health, and superintend- ent of the National Fiber Board Company, of which the capital stock is $1,000,000. He is highly respected, owns a fine residence and proposes to make Leominster his residence; res. Leominster, Mass. 8375. i. MINNIE PEARL, b. July 31, 1881; d. Sept. 22, 1881. 8376. ii. RALPH AUGUSTUS, b. Dec. 15, 1884. 5360. ALBERT WHITNEY (John, John, John, Abraham, Isaiah, Thomas, John), b. Goffstown, N. H., Dec. 29, 1863; m. in Manchester, Sept. 13, 1884, Georgia F. SEVERANCE, b. Sept. 21, 1860; res. W. Manchester, N.H., 48 Clinton St.
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