Family:Whitney, Amos Priest (1847-1932)

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Amos Priest8 Whitney (Amos7, Amos6, Abraham5, John4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Amos7 and Sophia Waterman (Potter) Whitney, was born 27 May 1847, Boston, MA,[1] and died 5 Jan 1932, West Somerville, MA, aged 80 years.

He married firstly, 4 Jan 1869 [Pierce] or 4 Jan 1870, Cambridge, MA, Mary Elizabeth Shackley, daughter of Ebenezer and Esther (Battles) Shackley.[2] She was born 30 Jan 1846, Cambridge, MA, and died 22 Oct 1876, Cambridge, MA, aged 29 years 8 months 22 days.[3]

He married secondly, 29 Jun 1898, Medford, MA (also recorded Cambridge, MA), Emma Gibbs, daughter of William P. and Maria Augusta (Hadlock) Gibbs.[4] She was born about 1843, Lexington, MA, and died 5 Jan 1932, West Somerville, MA, aged 78 years. She had married firstly, an unknown husband, from whom she was divorced.

"Aged Pair Die in Fire. Somerville, Mass., Jan. 6 (U.P.).--Amos P. Whitney, 80 years old, an invalid, and his wife, Emma, 78, were found burned to death in a bedroom of their West Somerville home last night."[5]

Children of Amos Priest8 and Mary Elizabeth (Shackley) Whitney:

i. (son)9 Whitney, stillborn 14 Mar 1871, Cambridge, MA.[6]

Children of Amos Priest8 and Emma (Gibbs) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Census

868 1060 Whitney, Amos 24 M W Cabinet Maker Mass. Mar in Dec, Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary E. 24 F W Keeping House $4000 -- " Mar in Dec

382 506 Whitney, Amos W M 65 mar Engineer Massachusetts Mass. Mass. -------, Sophia W F 52 wife mar Inflammation [????] Rhode Island R.I. R.I. -------, Amos P. W M 33 son wid Organ Builder Massachusetts Mass. R.I. -------, Walter H. W M 30 son mar Machinist Massachusetts Mass. R.I. -------, Sarah W F 27 DiL mar Maine Me. Mass. -------, Mary W F 24 dau sgl Massachusetts Mass. R.I.

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 227, page 122.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 227, page 122.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 284, page 68.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 479, pages 116 and 280.

5.^  New York Sun, 6 Jan 1932, p. 19.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 239, page 105.


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