Family:Whitney, Augustus Luke (1845-1913)
Augustus Luke8 Whitney (Luke7, Luther6, Israel5, Elijah4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Luke7 and Charlotte M. (Turner) Whitney, was born 19 Jun 1845, Harvard, MA, and died 26 Nov 1913, Boston, MA.
He married, 1 May 1877, Lowell, MA, or Waltham, MA, Addie H. Hussey, daughter of Thomas N/H. and Lucina W. (-----) Hussey. She was born 27 Feb 1859, and died after 1900. She m.(2) ca. 1895, Edward Harrington.
He was born in Harvard and remained at home and worked on the home farm until he was eighteen years old, in 1862, and went to Worcester, MA, to learn the machinist's trade of Lucius W. Pond. For three years he served his apprenticeship and received his diplomas in 1865. He work for A. G. Prouty at New Worcester, making the first card cloth machine that was made and placed in the World's exhibition. That one went to Paris in 1866. He afterwards contracted to build vises and planer chucks for the New England Vise County, of Fitchburg, MA. Later became superintendent for three years. He then went to work Putnam Machine County, of Fitchburg, as assistant foreman for J. Q. Wright; worked there four years. Then went to work for the American Watch County, Waltham, MA, and worked in the machine shop seven years. He moved to Leominster and has had charge of Harwood Mfg. Company's leather bed and chair seating works as their superintendent ever since. Has been president of the Farmers and Mechanics Association for four years; director of the Leominster Club for seven years, which includes the wealthiest residents in that place, and at present its president; chairman of the board of selectmen, of which he has been for two years; member of the board of health, and superintendent of the National Fiber Board Company, of which the capital stock is $1,000,000. He is highly respected, owns a fine residence and proposes to make Leominster his residence; resided Leominster, MA.
Children of Augustus Luke8 Addie H. (Hassey) Whitney:
i. Minnie Pearl9 Whitney, b. 31 Jul 1881, Leominster, MA; d. 22 Sep 1881, Leominster, MA. ii. Ralph Augustus Whitney, b. 16 Dec 1884, Leominster, MA.
227 447 Benjamin P. Rice 57 M - Mass. M Baker - - 1 1 - Hannah S. Rice 40 F - Mass. M - - - - - Mary A. Rice 18 F - Mass. S - - - - - Herbert Rice 9 M - Mass. S - - - - - Augustus Whitney 19 M - Mass. S Machinist - - - - - John Barnard 19 M - Mass. S Machinist - - - - - George Noble 23 M - Mass. S Machinist - - 1 1 -
1321 1735 Dunn, Edware B. 33 M W News Paper Dealer $400 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Fannie M. 26 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, George E. 3 M W Mass. Whitney, Augustus L. 27 M W Machinist Mass. Male citizen over 21 Elwell, Edwin 24 M W Machinist Mass. Male citizen over 21
Augustis L. WHITNEY 34 Self M M W MA Work In Watch Factory MA MA Addie H. WHITNEY 21 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Frank E. GODDARD 30 Oth M S W MA Work In Watch Factory MA MA Fred GODDARD 25 Oth M S W MA Watch Factory MA MA
274 436 Whitney, Augustus L. Head W M Jun 1845 54 mar 23 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Supt. leather board, Owns mortgaged house -----, Abbie H. Wife W F Feb 1859 41 mar 23 2ch 2liv Maine Maine Maine -----, Ralph A. Son W M Dec 1884 15 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Maine At school -----, Clara A. Sist W F Apr 1844 46 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Stitcher shirts
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- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 546.
1.^ "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 290, pages 100 and 193.