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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. 617

7496. LORENZO PEABODY WHITNEY (Thomas P., Zimri, John, Zachariah, John, Joseph, John, John), b. Charlestown, Mass., May 21, 1841; m. at Lynn, Mass., Oct. 18, 1866, Elizabeth Jane FOXWELL, b. Aug. 7, 1843. He is a salesman; res. Somerville, Mass., 46 1/2 Florence St. 9430. i. DUANE THOMAS, b. July 16, 1867. 9431. ii. SARA JANE, b. Dec. 27, 1869. 9432. iii. FRANK IRWIN, b. Sept. 11, 1873; d. Dec. 24, 1877. 9433. iv. BESSIE MAY, b. Apr. 11, 1875. 9434. v. ROY FOXWELL., b. July 23, 1880. 7505. THOMAS S. WHITNEY (Zachariah F., John, John, Zachariah, John, Joseph, John, John), b. Apr. 21, 1844; m. Mar. 3, 1869, Abbie S. EVERETT; d. May 18, 1889. He was in the war of the rebellion and was wounded May 6, 1864; mustered out at the end of three years; res. Rindge, N. H., and So. Lancaster, Mass. 9435. i. FANNIE H., b. June 4, 1870; m. June 15, 1889, George L. PLATTS; res. Marlboro, N. H. He d. Sept. 25, 1892; res. So. L. 7509. GEORGE A. WHITNEY (Zachariah F., John, John, Zachariah, John, Joseph, John, John), b. Peru, Vt., Mar. 10, 1854; m. Oct. 1, 1879, Allie M. KNAPP, b. Dec. 27, 1859; res. 164 High St. Clinton, Mass.; s. p. 7518. CHARLES WHITNEY (David, Jonathan, Jonathan, Joseph, Benjamin, Joseph, John, John), b. Watertown, Mass., Dec. 11, 1828; m. in Lowell in 1851, Sarah Kimball BRADLEY, b. Apr. 8, 1827; d. Aug. 1. 1889. He was born in Watertown, Mass., and was the eldest of a family of four sons, all of whom have been prominently identified with the lumber interests. He at- tended school at Westford, Mass., and later at Lawrence academy, Groton. In 1848 he went to Lowell and entered the employ of his uncle, Samuel HORN, as clerk. His father and brother, David, were engaged in the lumber traffic in a small way, and as the business extended Charles left Mr. Horn and joined them. This little firm was the nucleus of what eventually proved to be the largest lumber concern in the United States. David went to Detroit, Mich., and later they formed a combination of the large firms of D. N. Skillings & Co. and Lawrence Barnes & Co., and opened an office in Boston. In addition to the immense lumber interests he was a large owner of land in the Black Bay district, in Boston, and built the Hotel Vendome, a large and elegant hotel on Commonwealth Ave. He made his home here during the winter for a number of years. He was president of the Wamiset National Bank of Lowell for more then twenty years; also vice-president of the Merrimack River Savings Bank, and director of a Bank in Boston, and of the Union Cotton Mills of Fall River. Personally he was a man of unobtrusive manner but very genial and of a kindly disposition. He was emphatically a business man and cared nothing for political office. He was very charitable and a good friend to the poor. He d. Sept. 18, 1887; res. Lowell, Mass. 9436. i. ADA MEDORA, b. Nov. 23, 1853; m. Feb. 2, 1876, George Gilbert DAVIS, b. Aug. 30, 1844 He is a manufacturer of woolen ma- chinery; res. in the winter at 243 Beacon St. Boston, and in the summer at N. Andover, Mass. Ch.; Madeline, b. Dec. 10, 1878; Chas. Whitney, b. Apr. 12, 1881; Dorthy, b. Feb. 12, 1890. Mr. DAVIS is a son of the late Hon. Geo. L. DAVIS, of North An- dover, was born in that town. He graduated from Phillps academy, Andover, and from the Scientitic school at Harvard college. He then became a member of the firm of Davis & Furber, a firm established many years ago for the manufactur- ing of woolen machinery and card clothing 9437. ii. KATHERINE A., b. Nov. 27, 1861; res. Hotel Vendome, Boston Mass. 7520. HIRAM WHITNEY (David, Jonathan, Jonathan, Joseph, Benjamin, Joseph, John, John), b. Acton, Mass., Oct. 29, 1833; m. at Westford, Mass., June 10, 1868, Mar- tha Elizabeth LELAND, b. July 6, 1845, He is a retired lumber dealer; res. Westford, Mass. 9438. i. MABEL ELIZABETH, b. July 10, 1875; res. W. 9439. ii. ETHEL LELAND, b. July 10, 1875; d. Aug. 20, 1875. 7529. GEORGE BENJAMIN WHITNEY (Adams, Jonathan, Jonathan, Joseph, Ben- jamin, Joseph, John, John), b. Fitchburg, Mass., Oct. 27, 1853; m. there, Sept. 5, 1887,

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