Family:Whitney, Alfred (1820-1901)

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Alfred7 Whitney (Abel6, Aaron5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Abel6 and Abigail Holman (Townsend) Whitney, was born 4 Jan 1820, Boston, MA,[1] and died 29 Jun 1901, Westford, MA, aged 82 years 5 months 25 days, of progressive spinal paralysis.[2]

He married, 11 Oct 1851, Lowell, MA, Lydia Elvira Osgood, of Harvard, daughter of Isaac and Abigail (Carlisle) Osgood. She was born 26 Dec 1823, Gilmanton, NH,[3] and died 11 Dec 1896, Cambridge, MA, aged 73 years 11 months 15 days, of heart disease.[4]

Trader, provision dealer, and bookkeeper; resided in Lowell, Boston, and Cambridge, MA.

Children of Alfred7 and Lydia Elvira (Osgood) Whitney:

i. Emma Carlisle8 Whitney, b. 11 Aug 1854, Harvard, MA (given name omitted);[5] d. 14 or 12 Jul 1896, Cambridge, MA, aged 42 years 1 day, of typhoid fever;[6] m. 23 Dec 1874, Cambridge, MA, Joseph S. Burton, son of Smith P. and Elizabeth S. (-----) Burton, b. ca. 1852, Albany, NY; salesman.[7]
ii. Arthur Giles Whitney, b. 1 Feb 1857, Boston, MA;[8] m.(1) Maud W. Nutting; m.(2) Louisa M. (Nowell) Slade.
iv. Alice Hannah Whitney, b. 20 Feb 1860, Boston, MA;[9] d. 28 Dec 1872, Cambridge, MA, aged 12 years 10 months 7 days, of consumption.[10]

Census

1004 1466 Daniel Hanson 40 M - Hs. Carpenter Maine ... Alfred Whitney 31 M - Provisions Mass. ...

27 32 Alfred Whitney 34 M - Farmer Mass. Elvira L. Whitney 29 F - New Hampshire Emma C. Whitney 1 F - Mass. Mary Potter 18 F - Mass.

563 898 Alfred Whitney 38 M - Book keeper $1000 Mass. Elvira L. " 30 F - N.H. Emma " 60 " - Mass. Arthur " 3 M - " Alice H. " 3 F - "

Apparently Emma should be 6, not 60.

551 916 Alfred Whitney 46 M - Mass. M Clerk - - 1 1 - Alvira " 41 F - N.H. " - - - - - Emma C. " 10 " - Mass. S - - - - - Arthur " 8 M - " " - - - - - Alice " 5 F - " " - - - - - Louis Barnes 28 M - " S Clerk - - 1 1 - Elizabeth Winning 35 F - " " Teacher - - - - -

967 2204 Whiley, Alfred 50 M W Clerk in Store Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Ellen 46 F W Keeping house N. Hamp. -----, Emma 15 F W Attending School Mass. Attended school -----, Arthur 12 M W Attending School " Attended school -----, Alice 10 F W Attending School " Attended school, Cannot write Bowin, Elias 26 M W Machinist " Male citizen over 21 Greenwood, Edward 20 M W Clerk in Store Maine

The surname is garbled, but this is surely the right family.

3 3 Whitney, Alfred W M 60 Self mar Book keeper Massachusetts Mass. Mass. Heart disease Elvira L. W F 55 Wife mar Keeping house N.H. N.H. Maine Burton, Emma C. W F 25 Dau mar At home Massachusetts Mass. Mass. Whitney, Arthur G. W M 23 Son sgl Poultry business Massachusetts Mass. Mass. Burton, Joseph S. W M 28 SiL mar Agent, Coal N.Y. N.Y. N.Y. -----, Alice E. W F 3 GDau sgl Massachusetts N.Y. N.Y.

References

1.^  Boston, Massachusetts, Vital Records.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 517, page 831.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 55, page 110.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 464, page 171.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 83, page 174.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 464, pages 176 and 447.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 263, page 79.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 107, page 5.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 134, page 38.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 248, page 139.


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