Family:Whitney, Charles Marsh (1828-a1880)

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Charles Marsh8 Whitney (Edward Winslow7, Samuel Winslow6, Ephraim5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Edward Winslow7 and Lavinia Bruce (Bemis) Whitney, was born 10 Feb 1828, Dummerston, VT, and died after 1880.

He married, 7 Oct 1850, Fairfax, VT, Delia Minerva Safford.[1] She was born 13 May 1831, VT, and died after 1880.

Charles Marsh Whitney left Albany in 1840, going to Fort Covington, NY, where he clerked in the store of his uncle Charles Marsh. From this point he went to Bangor, NY, engaging in mercantile pursuits, for a period of three years, when he went to La Crosse, WI, in 1857, engaging in the lumber business with Sherman Griswold & County. On the completion of the La Crosse & Milwaukee railroad (now the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul), he entered its employ, being chief clerk and general agent at La Crosse; was also secretary and one of the founders of the La Crosse & Minnesota Steam Packet County, later known as the Davidson or "White Collar Packet Line." He shipped the first bar of railroad iron and locomotive into the state of Minnesota, and claims to have bought and shipped the first bushel of wheat from the state of Minnesota. From 1865 to 1871 he was in the steamboat, grain and lumber business, having mills on the Chippewa river, warehouses on the Southern Minnesota railway, Rumsey's Landing and Eau Claire, WI. From 1871 to 1873 was financial manager of the La Crosse Republican and Leader. From 1873 to 1879 was in Chicago as business manager for John Servis, board of trade. From 1879 to 1885 steamboat, grain and commission business at Canton, MO. From 1885 to the present time assistent cashier and cashier of the First National bank of Faribault, which latter position he now holds. In politics "Democrat to backbone three inches in the marrow;" resided Faribault, MN.

Children of Charles Marsh8 and Delia Minerva (Safford) Whitney:

i. Harry E.9 Whitney, b. 4 Sep 1851; m. Mary Van Viliet.
ii. George Safford Whitney, b. 9 Dec 1858; m. Lillian Francis Lathrop.
iii. (child) Whitney, b. 10 May 1852; d. 13 May 1852.
iv. (child) Whitney, b. 10 Sep 1853; d. 1 Nov 1853.

Census

1029 1062 Amelia Adams 53 F - Vt. Deborah " 24 F - N.Y. Christa Stewart 19 F - C.E. Charles Whitney 22 M - Clerk $800 Vt. Edward " 20 M - " N.H. Charles Cornish 17 M - " N.Y.

245 244 Sidney P. Bates 45 M - Physician $1800 $200 Vt. Maria " 45 F - N.Y. Agnes E. " 13 F - Vt. Attended school Edward Su. Whitney 30 M - County Clerk N.H. Invalid Delia M. " 28 F - N.Y. Margaret Leary 20 F - Servant Can.

449 491 Whitney, Charles 42 M W Book keeper $1000 $15000 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Delia 39 F W Keeping house $8000 -- " -----, Harry E. 18 M W At home New York Attended school -----, George S. 11 M W " " Wis. Attended school -----, Mary 22 F W Domestic Servt. Norway Parents foreign born Case, Frank 19 M W Servant Minn. Attended school

Charles M. WHITNEY 52 Self M M W VT Steamboat Agent VT VT Delia WHITNEY 49 Oth F M W VT VT VT George WHITNEY 21 Oth M S W WI Steamboat Clerk VT VT Harry WHITNEY 29 Oth M S W WI Clerk In Store VT VT Ossawattamie BROWN 45 Oth M S W IL Grain Dealer IL IL Annie GORMAN 35 Oth F S W KY Music Teacher KY KY Elijah PATTERSON 21 Oth M S W IL Clerk In Store KY MO

References

1.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.


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