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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. 641

it to be her duty to preach the gospel, and her first sermon was delivered from the pulpit of the Universalist church at Mt. Pleasant. She became pastor of parishes at Upper Lisle and Middleville, N.Y., preaching to the great satisfaction of her hearers, and manifesting a remarkable capacity for parish work. It was in the latter place that she ordained as a minister of the gospel in 1887. Three years ago she was invited to assume the pastorate of the Unitarian church at Millbury, Mass., which was then in a rather languishing condition and deeply in debt. She continued there until within a short time, and succeeded during her three years' ministry in lifting a good part of the debt and increasing membership. Mrs. WHITNEY is president of the Worcester League of Unitarian Women. She is a very popular public speaker. Only a few days ago she made an address at Portland, Me., at the annual meeting of the Sunday-school Society, and she spoke with much force before the con- vention of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union recently. Her lessons and teachings are from the practical side of life, and she makes the greatest questions of morals applicable to the interests of daily life. She has a commanding presence and a voice clear, resonant and penetrating that can be plainly heard in the most dis- tant part of the halls of the largest size;" res. Ludlow, Vt., Storm Lake, Ia., Athol, Mass., 11 Prentiss St., N. Cambridge, Mass. 9602. i. WALDO T., b. Sept. 6, 1877. 9603. ii. FREDERICK T., b. Sept. 9, 1879. 9604. iii. KARL T., b. July 21, 1882. 9605. iv. LESLIE T., b. Dec. 17, 1884. 8080. PROF. EDSON L. WHITNEY (Frederic P., Oliver, Joshua, Caleb, Jonathan, Richard, John), b. at Gardner, Mass., Nov. 3, 1861; m. Nov. 15, 1890, at Quincy, Mass., Florence Louise CARTER, b. Jan. 1, 1868. He lived in Gardner till March, 1865, when he moved to Boston. Was educated in the Boston schools; prepared for college in the Boston Latin school; graduated from Harvard college A.D. 1885, cum laude, and with honorable mention in history. Was admitted to the Suffolk (Boston) bar June, 1886, although two years' study of law is required; 1887, L.L.B., Boston university law school, after completing the three years' course in two years; 1887 to 1890, in the graduate school of Harvard college, studying history, political economy and law, receiving the degree of A. M. 1888, and Ph. D. 1890. He received a Bowdoin prize of $100 one year for an essay. Was assistant in history 1887-89, and held a Townsend scholarship of $250, 1889-90. He has tutored privately and has taught school, as he prefers teaching to law prac- tice. He studied law at the office of Hon. John D. LONG and Stillman B. ALLEN, also in the office of Herman W. CHAPLIN. Instructor in the Harvard law school 1892-3. He was professor of history and modern languages in Norwich university, Northfield, Vt., which position he has recently resigned for a similar position in Redfield college, Redfield, S.D. He is a member of the Nebraska Historical Society, American His- Torical Association, American Economic Association, and a charter member of the Nebraska Congregational History Society. His wife is the eighth descent from Rev. SAMUEL and Eunice CARTER, settled in Woburn in 1638, and on her mother's side is eighth in descent from William HARTWELL, who settle in Concord, Mass., 1636. Last year he taught in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, but resided In Auburndale, one of the suburbs of Boston, and this year (1895) teaching in Ben- Zonia college; res. 5 St. Charles St., Boston, Mass., and Benzonia, Mich. 9606. i. FREDERICK CARTER, b. Aug. 22, 1891. Prof. WHITNEY, in writing in relation to his son in 1893, says : He was born in Rochester, N. Y. His young age at present has precluded his marrying or having children, or having in fact much history beyond the dis- covery of new methods of keeping his parents awake at nights. His tender age makes it necessary for him to have his postoffice Address with his parents. His religion and politics will prob- ably be those of his fond father, although at present he has not expressed himself very strongly upon the subject. 8082. CLARENCE BENNETT WHITNEY (Harvey B., Oliver, Joshua, Caleb, Jona- than, Richard, John), b. June 11, 1861; m. Sept. 3, 1887, Eliza H. SCULL, of English Creek, N. Y.; res. Atlantic City, N. J. 9607. i. ALICE, b. May 24, 1890. 9608. ii. CLARENCE BENNETT, b. Mar. 25, 1894. 8091. CHARLES ALFRED WHITNEY (Eleazer S., Jonathan, Jonathan, Caleb, Jonathan, Richard, John), b. East Templeton, Mass., Sept. 10, 1853; m. in

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