Family:Whitney, Baxter Doddridge (1817-1915)

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Baxter Doddridge8 Whitney (Amasa7, William6, William5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Amasa7 and Mary (Goodridge) Whitney, was born 28 Jun 1817, Winchendon, MA,[1] and died 17 Oct 1915, Winchendon, MA, aged 98 years 3 months 19 days, of arteriosclerosis.[2]

He married, 1 Mar 1846, Winchendon, MA, Sarah Jane8 Whitney, daughter of Richard7 and Eunice (Cogswell) Whitney.[3] She was born 14 Jul 1827, Winchendon, MA, and died 28 Feb 1907, Winchendon, MA, aged 79 years 7 months 14 days, of pneumonia.[4]

Baxter D. Whitney's first invention was a contrivance for stretching wrinkles out of cloth while in the fulling mill. Then came a machine for smoothing hard wood after passing through the ordinary planer. This has been patented in several European countries, and is in general use. A gauge lathe, a machine for grinding cylinder saws, and improvements in cylinder planers are among his inventions. The band-saw, which is the poetry of invention, was the conception of a Frenchman, but it has been improved and made practical by Mr. Whitney. Improvements in machinery which cannot claim to be new principles, but which greatly facilitate work, have been made in large number by the ingenious mechanic of Winchendon. Resided Winchendon, MA.

Children of Baxter Doddridge8 and Sarah Jane8 (Whitney) Whitney:

i. Baxter Emerson9 Whitney, b. 13 Mar 1853, Winchendon, MA;[5] unmarried; resided Winchendon, MA.
ii. Mary Matilda Whitney, b. 23 Apr 1861, or 23 Apr 1860, Winchendon, MA;[6] m. 31 Jan 1889, Winchendon, MA, Elisha M. Whitney;[7] resided Winchendon, MA.
iii. William Milton Whitney, b. 27 or 7 Mar 1863, Winchendon, MA;[8] m. Ada Macleod/McLeod.
iv. Emily Tyler Whitney, b. 6 or 1 Jul 1868, Winchendon, MA;[9] d. 13 Oct 1884, Winchendon, MA, aged 61 years 3 months 7 days, of Grant's disease.[10]

Census

277 313 William Murdock 43 M - Bobbin & Spool Manufacturing $7500 Massachusetts Mary G. " 32 F - " Baxter D. Whitney 25 M - Machinist $9543 " Sarah " 25 F - "

118 137 William Murdock 49 M - Bobb & Spool Manufacturer Mass. Mary Murdock 35 F - Do 138 Baxter D. Whitney 38 M - Machinist Do Sarah Whitney 28 F - Do Baxter E. Whitney 2 M - Do

1281 1565 Baxter D. Whitney 42 M - Machinery Mfg $17000 $4000 Mass. Sarah J. " 32 F - " Baxter E. " 7 M - " Attended school Mary M. " 1/12 F - " Mary Eagan 35 F - Domestic Ireland Cannot read or write

97 112 William Murdock 60 M - do M Manufacturer - - 1 1 - Mary Murdock 45 F - do M Housekeeper - - - - - Baxter D. Whitney 47 M - do M Manufacturer - - 1 1 - Sarah J. Whitney 37 F - do M Housekeeper - - - - - Baxter E. Whitney 12 M - do S - - - - - Mary M. Whitney 5 F - do S - - - - - William M. Whitney 2 M - do S - - - - - Katy Conner 29 F - Ireland S Domestic - - - - - Mary Burke 14 F - Mass. S do - - - - -

78 104 Whitney, Baxter D. 53 M W Manufacturer Machinery $50000 $40000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 " Sarah J. 43 F W Keeping house " " Baxter E. 17 M W Attends School " Attends school " Mary M. 10 F W Attends School " Attends school " Willie M. 7 M W Attends School " Attends school " Emily G. 2 F W " Meagan, Lizzie 25 F W Domestic Ireland Parents foreign born " Margaret 20 F W Domestic " Parents foreign born Murdock, William 65 M W Bobbin Maker $8000 $3000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 " Mary G. 50 F W No occupation " 105 Caswell, Chloe 73 F W Keeping house $2500 $100 Rhode Island " Phebe W. 50 F W No occupation Mass. 106 Barnes, David H. 34 M W Book Keeper $3000 New Hampshire Male citizen over 21 " Martha A. 22 F W Keeping house Mass.

Baxter D. WHITNEY 62 Self M M W MA Manufacturer Of Machinery --- --- Sarah J. WHITNEY 52 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA Baxter E. WHITNEY 27 Son M S W MA Machinist MA MA Mary M. WHITNEY 20 Dau F S W MA At Home MA MA William M. WHITNEY 17 Son M S W MA Attending School MA MA Emily T. WHITNEY 11 Dau F S W MA Attending School MA MA

42 60 Whitney, Boxter Head W M Jun 1817 82 mar 54 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Manufacturing merchant, Owns mortaged house -----, Sarah J. Wife W F Jul 1827 72 mar 54 4ch 3liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts -----, Baxter E. Son W M Mar 1853 47 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts At home Conway, Mary Srvt W F May 1867 33 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland Servant, Immig. 1886 Raleigh, Kate D. Srvt W F Aug 1877 22 sgl Scotland Ireland Ireland Immig. 1897

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Baxter Doddridge [Whitney], s. Amasa and Mary, [born] June 28, 1817," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Winchendon, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1909).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911–1915," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008; volume 1915/89 Death, page 58.

3.^  "Baxter D. [Whitney], s. Amasa and Mary, a. 28, merchant, and Sarah J. Whitney, d. Richard and Eunice, a. 18, [married] March 1, 1846," according to Winchendon Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911–1915," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008; volume 19, page 204.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1907/105 (death), page 476.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 74, page 240.

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 287.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 399, page 452.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 161, page 236.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 207, page 294.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 357, page 475.


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