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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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9735. i. CLARENCE T., b. June 16, 1885. 9736. ii. ETHEL MAY, b. May 6, 1887. 9737. iii. CLIFFORD W., b. Aug. 5, 1889. 9738. iv. EARL GRIFFIN, b. Mar. 22, 1892. 8347. WILLIAM H. WHITNEY (Samuel G., Charles W., Isaiah, Isaiah, Isaiah, Isaiah, Thomas, John), b. July 9, 1850; m. Sept. 17, 1876, Lucy L. McALLASTER, b. Sept. 12, 1850. He d. July 9, 1877; res. Edgewater, Ill. 9739. i. WILL PAGE, b. July 30, 1877; d. June 30, 1882. 8401. ASA WILLIAMS WHITNEY (James S., Asa, Asa, Levi, Daniel, Jonathan, Jonathan, John), b. Philadelphia, Pa., May 31, 1861; m. Sept. 24, 1890, Helen Frances STEBBINS, b. May 28, 1864; chemist; res. Wallingford, Pa. 9740. i. WALLACE BROWN, b. Sept. 13, 1891. 8405x. REV. GEORGE WALLACE WHITNEY (Samuel, Samuel, Asa, Levi, Daniel, Jonathan, Jonathan, John), b. Mar. 27, 1843; m. May 13, 1868, Lucy Ann HARRINGTON, of Westminster, b. Sept. 14, 1848. After leaving the Nashua high school he studied theology with Rev. H. CLOSSON, of Cavendish, Vt., and preached his first sermon (text Ps. lxi:2) on his twenty-first birthday. Removing to Massachusetts he was settled at W. Boylston, Westminster, Beverly (five years) and Quincy (six years). April, 1878, he became pastor of the Augusta M. E. church, preaching his last sermon Jan. 2, 1881. He was then pros- trated by a severe hemorrhage, which led to his death in Waltham, Mass., at his father's home, May 26, 1881. He was a ready and eloquent extempore preacher, a man of large sympathy and spirituality, and a very devoted pastor. He was a zealous member of the Masonic fraternity, being a Knight Templar. Augusta Lodge, of which he was chaplain, printed a series of very appreciative resolutions after his decease, and the religious and secular papers alluded to his work and character in terms of high praise. He d. May 26, 1881; res. Waltham, Mass. 8409. MELBOURNE WALLACE WHITNEY (Jonathan W., Samuel, Asa, Levi, Daniel, Jonathan, Jonathan, John), b. Winchester, Mass., Sept, 18, 1846; m. at Provi- dence, R. I., Oct. 25, 1876, Abby F. LEE; res. Providence, R. I., P. O. box 1560. 9740a. i. MAY BROOKS, b. May 25, 1879. 8410. ELLIS BROOKS WHITNEY (Jonathan W., Samuel, Asa, Levi, Daniel, Jona- than, Jonathan, John), b. Winchester, Mass., June 2, 1848; m. in Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 11, 1872, Addie A. RHODES, b. Feb. 25, 1853, d. May 18, 1879; m. 2d in Boston, Oct. 13, 1881, Mrs. Elvira A. AYER, b. Raynham, Mass., Feb. 23, 1847; res. Providence, R. I.
9741a. i. JAMES LYMAN, b. Sept. 21, 1873. 9742a. ii. BERTHA V., b. June 12, 1875; d. July 22, 1879. 8407x. REV. ELBERT WATSON WHITNEY, B. A., B. D. (Samuel, Samuel, Asa, Levi, Daniel, Jonathan, Jonathan, John), b. Dec. 8, 1849; , Sept. 8, 1875. Mary Frances FRENCH, b. June 13, 1854, dau. of Dr. C. S. FRENCH. Elbert Watson WHITNEY, of Milford, Mass., was born at Nashua, N. H., Dec. 8, 1849. He removed to Waltham, Mass., in 1864 and graduated from the high school in 1869. Entering Tuft's college (Medford, Mass.) he received the degree of B. A. in 1873, and of B. D. in 1875. In college he was class prophet, and gave two poems at the anniversaries of the Mathetican society. July 1, 1875, he was ordained pastor of the First Parish church of Saugus, Mass., founded in 1732. April, 1876, he accepted a call to Peabody, Mass. He was a member of the school committee until his removal to Brattleboro, Vt., in Jan., 1880. Here he was one of the men who established the Brattleboro free library (of which he was trustee till his removal from town) and the Professional club. April, 1887, he accepted a call to the First Universalist church of Cincinnati, O., and was a trustee of the Ohio Universalist convention while he remained in the state. Nov., 1890, he became pastor of the Milford, Mass., Universalist church, organized in 1785. A considerable numbers of his sermons and addresses have been published in secular and religious papers; res. Milford, Mass.
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