Family:Whitney, Alvin Emerson (1851-a1880)

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Alvin Emerson8 Whitney (Joseph M.7, Ebenezer6, Zachariah5, Zachariah4, Ebenezer3, Richard2, John1), son of Joseph M.7 and Mary A. (Hunt) Whitney, was born 1 Aug 1851, Montague, MA, and died after 1880.

He married, 27 Nov 1872, Montague, MA, Flora E. Bartlett, daughter of Gideon P. and Julia (-----) Bartlett.[1] She was born 10 Mar 1853, Montague, MA, and died after 1880.

He was educated in the public and select schools of Montague, afterward taking a commercial course at Wilbraham academy, from which school he received his diploma in 1869. He learned the tailor's trade of his father and followed that occupation most of the time until 1875. Two years later he took a contract with the Miller's Falls company, remaining with them until 1889, when he received an offer to go to Boston to superintend the work of a new company just starting. Later he was cashier and book-keeper for other companies until March 1894, when, with others, he purchased the New England Mantel company, in which business he was quite successful, and which he afterward disposed of to his associates. He united with the Baptist church but later joined the Congregational denomination. For many years he has been actively engaged in Sunday-school work, and held many responsible positions. For the past eighteen years he has been musical director, and given many concerts and cantatas; resided Beechmont, Revere, MA.

Children of Alvin Emerson8 and Flora E. (Bartlett) Whitney:

i. Ernest Alvin9 Whitney, b. 16 Sep 1873, Greenfield, MA; m.(1) Emma A. or Emily Gwendoline Murray; m.(2) Cora Jane (Wheelock) Deane.
ii. Prentice M. Whitney, b. 4 Sep 1880, Erving, MA ("Prentiss E.");[2] d. 17 Jul 1881 [Pierce] or 25 Jul 1881, Erving, MA, aged 10 months 21 days, of congestion of lungs.[3]

Census

Alvin E. WHITNEY 27 Self M M W MA Works On Bit & Braces MA MA Flora E. WHITNEY 27 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA Ernest A. WHITNEY 6 Son M S W MA Attends School MA MA

64 101 Harrington, Marietta M. Head W F Aug 1851 48 wid 1ch 1liv Maine Maine Maine Rents house -----, Pearl E. Dau W F Aug 1885 14 sgl Massachusetts New Hampshire Maine At school Rice, Mary A. Ldgr W F Sep 1817 82 wid 5ch 1liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Retired 102 Whitney, Alvin E. Head W M Aug 1851 48 mar 27 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Machinist, Rents house -----, Flora E. Wife W F Mar 1854 46 mar 27 2ch 1liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 244, page 356.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 510, page 276.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 328, page 318.


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