Family:Whitney, Edward Elijah (1853-1931)

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Edward Elijah8 Whitney (Daniel7, Elijah6, Thomas5, Thomas4, Eleazer3, Thomas2, John1), son of Daniel7 and Nancy B. (Newton) Whitney, was born 6 Mar 1853, Grafton, MA,[1] and died 4 Apr 1931, Grafton, MA. He was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Grafton, MA.[2]

He married, 8 Oct 1886, No. Grafton, MA, Ida Amanda Prentice, daughter of Henry and Harriet Elizabeth (Stewart) Prentice.[3] She was born 18 Jan 1870, Grafton, MA, and died 25 Aug 1913, Grafton, MA. She was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Grafton, MA.[4]

Children of Edward Elijah8 and Ida Amanda (Prentice) Whitney (18 per 1910 census, implying five more who were born and died before then):

i. Charles Albert9 Whitney, b. 8 May 1886, Grafton, MA;[5] d. 1975; m. 29 Jan 1910, Boston, MA, Rose Comeau, b. ca. 1886, Digby Co., NS, dau. of Theophile and Elizabeth (Burke) Comeau.[6] In 1910 he was a clerk living at 39 Milford St. Children:
a. Mae Ethel10 Whitney, b. 27 Jun 1910, Boston, MA.[7]
ii. Eddie Prentice Whitney, b. 4 Sep 1887, Grafton, MA; d. 5 Sep 1887, Grafton, MA, aged 1 day.[8]
iii. Henry Arthur Whitney, b. 30 Mar 1889, Grafton, MA;[9] d. 1975; bur. Riverview Cemetery, Grafton, MA;[10] m.(1) 23 Apr 1912, Graftton, MA, Edith Mabel Pitts, b. 1891, d. 1919, bur. Riverview Cemetery, Grafton, MA, dau. of Edward and Rose Ann (Edwards) Pitts;[11] m.(2) Viola E. (Christian) Belanger, b. 19 Jul 1898, Worcester Co., MA, d. 23 Mar 1982, Worcester Co., MA, bur. Riverview Cemetery, Grafton, MA.[12]
iv. Ada Elizabeth Whitney, b. 28 Feb 1891, Grafton, MA;[13] d. 4 Aug 1982, Worcester Co., MA; m. 29 Mar 1913, Grafton, MA, Harry R, Clapp, b. ca. 1892, son of Frank N. and Mary (Kingman) Clapp.
v. Daniel E. Whitney, b. 9 Mar 1893, Grafton, MA; d. aft. 1910.
vi. John W. Whitney, b. 22 Feb 1895, Grafton, MA;[14] d. 17 Aug 1895, Grafton, MA, aged 5 months 23 days, of cholera infantum.[15]
vii. William Austin Whitney, b. 9 May 1896, Grafton, MA;[16] d. 1966.
viii. Alexander Stewart Whitney, b. 22 Sep 1898, Grafton, MA;[17] d. aft. 1910.
ix. David Fiske Whitney, b. 25 Feb 1901, Grafton, MA, or 29 Dec 1901, Grafton, MA;[18] d. 3 Feb 1903, Grafton, MA, aged 1 year 11 months 10 days, of strychnine poisoning.[19]
x. Sarah Jane Whitney, b. 22 Jun 1904, Grafton, MA;[20] d. 8 Jul 1904, Grafton, MA, aged 17 days, of premature birth.[21]
xi. Sarah Fiske Whitney, b. 4 Aug 1905, Grafton, MA;[22] m. 25 Aug 1923, Grafton, MA, Philip Clair Benoit, b. ca. 1900, son of David and Ida (Martin) Benoit.
xii. Ethel Marion Whitney, b. 12 Mar 1910, Grafton, MA;[23] d. 27 Dec 1985, Grafton, MA; bur. Riverview Cemetery, Grafton, MA;[24] m. Kenneth Howe Putnam.
xiii. (child) Whitney, b. 17 Jul 1912, Grafton, MA.

Census

435 485 Whitney, Edward E. Head W M Mar 1853 47 mar 13 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Milk Pedler, Owns mortgaged farm -----, Ida A. Wife W F Jan 1870 30 mar 13 9ch 6liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Scotland -----, Charles A. Son W M May 1886 14 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts At school -----, Henry A. Son W M Mar 1889 11 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts At school -----, Ada E. DiL W F Feb 1891 9 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts At school -----, Daniel E. Son W M Mar 1893 7 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts At school -----, William A. Son W M May 1896 4 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts -----, Alexander S. Son W M Sep 1898 1 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts

  • 1910, Grafton, Worcester Co., MA, p. 11B:

239 424 Whitney, Edward Head M W 51 mar1 24 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Laborer odd jobs, House -----, Ida Wife F W 40 mar1 24 18ch 8liv Massachusetts Massachusetts England None -----, Henry Son M W 21 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Farm laborer general farm -----, Ada Dau F W 19 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Housework private family -----, Daniel Son M W 17 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Farm laborer general farm -----, William Son M W 13 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts None -----, Alexander Son M W 11 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts None -----, Sarah Dau F W 4 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts None -----, Ethel Dau F W 1m sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts None

  • 1920, Grafton, Worcester Co., MA.
  • 1930, Grafton, Worcester Co., MA.

References

  • Census records.
  • [trees.ancestry.com/tree/71281756/person/42258966588?ssrc=&ml_rpos=1 Mondor Family Tree], a public tree at Ancestry.com.

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 74, page 166. Name given as "Edwin Elijah".

2.^  FindAGrave Memorial #139037187 Edward E. Whitney.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 372, page 311.

4.^  FindAGrave Memorial #139037203 Ida A Prentice Whitney.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 369, page 334.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 597, page 22.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 593, page 122.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 384, page 463.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 396, page 363.

10.^  FindAGrave Memorial #139037604 Henry Arthur Whitney.

11.^  FindAGrave Memorial #139037614 Edith Mabel Pitts Whitney.

12.^  FindAGrave Memorial #139037631 Viola E. Christian Whitney.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 414, page 425.

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 450, page 464.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 456, page 617.

16.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 459, page 487.

17.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 64, page 481.

18.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 510, page 287.

19.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 541, page 461.

20.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 544, page 316.

21.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1904/46 (death), page 134.

22.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 552, page 334.

23.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 592, page 331.

24.^  FindAGrave Memorial #71073407 Ethel M. Whitney Putnam.


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