Family:Whitney, Elias (1849-a1880)
He married, 11 Sep 1872, Milford, MA, Mary Elizabeth Gleason, daughter of J. Marshal and Mary J. (Boston) Gleason. She was born 21 Feb 1852, Milford, MA, and died after 1885.
The greater part of his life was spent in Milford, MA; moved to Brooklyn, NY, where he now resides, in Apr 1882; received a common school education in the public schools of Milford; graduated from Bryant & Stratton Commercial college in 1866, since which time has been engaged in various mercantile pursuits, and at present a stockholder and closely identified with the E. P. Gleason Manufacturing Company, extensive manufacturers of gas and electric light supplies, 181 to 189 Mercer St., New York City, and 93 to 99 Commercial St., Brooklyn. During the last ten years of his living in Milford he was an active member of the Milford brass band; was made an Odd Fellow in Tisquantum Lodge No 46, Sept 4, 1871, at Milford; joined Milford Lodge No 692, Knights of Honor, in 1878; is a thirty-second degree Mason, and a member of Mecca Temple A.A.O.M.S. of New York City. In Mar 1891, he was the recipient of a valuable past master's jewel from the brethren of Enterprise Lodge No. 228 of Masons of New York City; resided 132 1/2 Noble St., Brooklyn, NY.
Children of Elias8 and Mary Elizabeth (Gleason) Whitney:
i. Charles Wilfred9 Whitney, b. 3 Apr 1881 "Charles Wilson", Milford, MA; d. 4 or 3 Apr 1881, Milford, MA, aged 18 hours, premature. ii. Gladys Louise Whitney, b. 14 Sep 1885.
Elias WHITNEY 31 Self M M W MA Dry Goods Merchant MA MA Mary E. WHITNEY 28 Wife F M W MA MA MA
- 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. 590.