Family:Whitney, Edwin Herbert (1851-a1930)
He married, 6 Jun 1875, Worcester, MA, Mary E. Albert, daughter of Charles Babbitt and Charlotte L. (Eaton) Albert. She was born 14 Jan 1847, Boston, MA, and died after 1930.
Edwin H. Whitney was born at the old homestead on 10 Sep 1851, and lived there continuosly until sixteen years of age. He then lived with his sister and attended the high school in Marlborough, MA, for a few months, and after a few months at home went to the Westbrook seninary at Portland, ME, for one tern, In the fall of 1868 he entered the first class at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, graduating from there in 1871 with the degree of B. S., having taken the course in mechanical engineering. He remained in Worcester until 1875, some three years being in the railroad office of the master mechanic of Worcester & Nashua railroad. In the summer of 1875 he married and moved to Keokuk, IA, and worked one year as a chief clerk of the general superintendent of Keokuk & Des Moines railway. Then returned east and during 1877 and '78 was at Harvard and the machine shops in Lowell and Worcester, MA. In 1879 he went to Providence as draughtsman for the master mechanic of the Providence & Worcester railroad. In 1882 went to work for the American Ship Windlass Company, of Providence, RI, and has since been in their employ as draughtsman, superintendent, mechanical and constructing engineer; the latter position he now occupies. He is a member of the American Society of Naval Architects; resided Rumford, RI.
Children of Edwin H.8 and Mary E. (Albert) Whitney:
i. Eddie Lee9 Whitney, b. ca. 1876, MA; d. 1876, MA, in infancy. ii. Charlotte E. Whitney, b. 26 May 1877, Harvard or Worcester, MA (recorded both places). iii. Mary Cornelia Whitney, b. 12 Jul 1880 (twin), RI; d. 4 Sep 1880, RI. iv. George Walter Whitney, b. 12 Jul 1880 (twin), Providence, RI; m. Aurie Alvira Cooper. v. Harry Albert Whitney, b. 4 Jul 1883, RI; d. 20 Oct 1883, RI.
430 784 Eager, Fredk. W. 18 M W Student Scientific School Mass. Attended school Thayer, Geo. A. 18 M W " Scientific School " Attended school Whitney, Edwin H. 19 M W " Scientific School " Attended school
Edwin H. WHITNEY 28 Self M M W MA Draughts Man MA NY Mary E. WHITNEY 33 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA Charlotte E. WHITNEY 3 Dau F S W MA MA MA Olive E. BANGS 17 Oth F S W ME House Keeper-Servant ME ME
- 1900, Edwin not found.
- 1900, -- Milk Street, Fitchburg Ward 1, Worcester Co., MA:
239 1123 Whitney, Mary E. Head W F Jan 1847 53 mar 25 5ch 1liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Rents house -----, George W. Son W M Jul 1880 19 sgl Rhode Island Massachusetts Massachusetts Asst. bookeeper
- 1910, Waterford, Saratoga Co., NY: Edwin Whitney, 58, wife Mary, 52, son George W., 29, and grandchildren Edwin I., 6, and Aurie, 11/12.
- 1920, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA: Edwin H. Whitney, 68, wife Mary A. E., 72, granddaughter Aurie E., 11.
- 1930, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA: Edwin H. Whitney, 78, wife Mary A. E., 83, granddaughter Aurie E., 21.
- Census records.
- 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.
3.^ "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 288, page 384; also volume 288, page 287.