Family:Whitney, Alfred C. (1835-1904)

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Capt. Alfred C.7 Whitney (Elias Scott6, Nathan5, Benjamin4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Elias Scott6 and Sarah (Godfrey) Whitney, was born 30 Sep 1835,[1] Augusta, ME, and died 5 Jan 1904, Boston, MA, aged 65 years 3 months 5 days, of progressive muscle atrophy and paralysis.[2]

He married, 22 May 1858, Boston, MA, Annie Goutier, daughter of George B. and Lucy (Battersby) Goutier.[3] She was born 20 Jun 1836 (or 19 Jun 1842, according to her tombstone),[4] Arichat, Cape Breton Island, NS, and died 16 Feb 1901, Boston, MA, aged 59 years 7 months 27 days, of chronic diffuse nephritis and diabetes, and la grippe.[5]

Alfred C. Whitney was born in Augusta, Maine, in 1835, and was educated in the public schools. When 13 he came to Boston, and has since lived there. He became connected with the Old People's ferry, now the North ferry, and for three years was its president and chairman of the board of trustees. In the war he served as chief engineer on the U.S.S. Magnolia, and later on the Powhatan. He also served for three years on the staff of Admiral Stribling of the West Gulf squadron. After the war he engaged in the towing business, and was captain of the steamer Alert for some time. Later he became master of transportation for the Bradley fertilizing company, by whom he has been employed for 26 years; resided East Boston, MA, 1 Lamson Street, and 1 Belmont Square.

Children of Alfred C.7 and Annie (Goutier) Whitney:

i. (daughter)8 Whitney, b. 1 Apr 1860, Boston, MA;[6] d. 1 Apr 1860, Boston, MA, aged 1 day, of infantile.[7]
ii. Harvey G. Whitney, b. 15 Sep 1862 [Pierce], or 12 Sep 1862, Boston, MA;[8] d. 22 Feb 1865 [Pierce], or 7 Feb 1865, Boston, MA, aged 2 years 4 months 27 days, of whooping cough and pneumonia.[9]
iii. William Bradley Whitney, b. 23 Aug 1871 [Pierce], or 27 Aug 1871, Boston, MA;[10] m. Emma E. Wellock.

Census

419 842 Henry W. Varney 42 M - Ship Wright N.H. Ruth " 40 F - Maine William " 16 M - Model Maker N.H. Sarah " 13 F - N.H. ----- " 5d F - Mass. John C. Coffin 23 M - Machinist Mass. Charles Robinson 24 M - Clerk Vt. Francis Krogman 50 M - Fish Dealer Mass. James Pollard 21 M - Painter Maine Francis Cushman 48 M - Spile Driver N.H. Abeah Hasley 23 M - Carpenter N.H. John Hawkins 26 M - Machinist Nova Scotia John Hashell 32 M - Boss N.H. Martin Kean 40 M - Ship Carpenter Mass. Peleg Sherman 33 M - " " Mass. Hervey Conant 27 M - Machinist N.H. Luther Sherman 46 M - Ship Carpenter Mass. Joseph Cushman 46 M - " " Mass. William Turner 55 M - " " Mass. Daniel Delano 70 M - " Joiner Mass. Henry Delano 19 M - " " Mass. William Roderham 33 M - Harness Maker P. Edward Isle William Moore 25 M - House Joiner P. Edward Isle John Owen 22 M - Machinist Scotland Alfred Whitney 20 M - Engineer Maine George Perkins 23 M - Fireman Vt. Ester Whitney 28 F - Maine Clara Smith 21 F - Nova Scotia Lydia Smith 25 F - Maine Maria Robinson 17 F - Vt. Abby Dolan 22 F - Ire. Sarah Gowan 19 F - Ire. Bridget Hickman 28 F - Nova Scotia

55 85 David Eastman 52 M - Painter Nova Scotia Alexander R. 13 M - " " 86 Saml. Stinson 64 M - Master Painter $5000 $1000 Me. Lydia M. 53 F - Mass. Saml. R. 34 M - Caulker " Wm. C. 21 M - Painter " Betsey T. Harding 26 F - " 87 Alfred C. Whitney 24 M - Engineer $200 Me. Anna G. 21 F - Nova Scotia

866 1577 Piper, James 55 M W Wks. for Cooper $1000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary E. 47 F W Keeping house " -----, Hattie 13 F W Att'd'g school " Attended school Hale, Chas. F. 19 M W Clk. in office " 1578 Whitney, Alfred C. 35 M W Marine Engineer $8000 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Annie 28 F W Keeping house Mass. -----, Wm. B. 10/12 M W At home " Born in Aug Harrington, Mary 23 F W Dom. Servant Ireland Parents foreign born

Alfred C. WHITNEY 44 Self M M W ME Steamer Capt. ME ME Annie WHITNEY 34 Wife F M W CAPE BRITON Keeps House FRANCE MA William B. WHITNEY 10 Son M S W MA At School ME CAPE BRITON Lafayette CULVER 55 Oth M W W NH Custon House Off. NH NH Ann QUINN 45 Oth F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE

96 171 Whitney, Alfred C. Head W M Sep 1839 60 mar 30 Maine Maine Maine Owns free house -----, Annie Wife W F unknown -- mar 30 5ch 1liv Canada Eng. France Canada Eng. Immig. 1864 Rice, Kate Srvt W F Aug 1874 26 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland House servant, Immig. 1891

References

1.^  "Alfred C. [Whitney], Capt., [born] Sept. 30, 1835. G.R.3," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Chelsea, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1916).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1904/5, page 202.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 119, page 87.

4.^  "Annie [_____] [Whitney], w. of Capt. Alfred C., June 19, 1842. G.R.3," according to Chelsea Vital Records.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 519, page 106.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 134, page 4.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 140, page 25.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 152, page 77.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 185, page 18.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 216, page 10.


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