Family:Whitney, Ephraim A. (1816-1899)

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Ephraim A.8 Whitney (Silas7, Silas6, Daniel5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Silas7 and Abigail M. (Shedd) Whitney, was born ca. 31 Jul 1817, Boston, MA, and died 20 Aug 1899, Stoughton, MA, aged 82 years 21 days, of cytitis [sic: probably cystitis].[1]

He married firstly, Boston, MA, Johanna A. Hook, daughter of Gilman and Clarina (-----) Hook. She was born ca. Oct 1824, Boston, MA, and died 28 Aug 1864, Milton, MA, aged 39 years 10 months, of phthisis.[2]

He married secondly, 28 Apr 1865, Providence, RI, Martha A. Hunt, daughter of Ira and Joanna G. (Smith) Hunt.[3] She was born Jan 1844, Boston, MA, and died 3 Jan 1923, Holbrook, MA, aged 83 years 7 months 25 days, of bronchial pneumonia.[4] She was buried in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree, MA.

He resided Boston and Stoughton, MA.

Children of Ephraim A.8 and Johanna A. (Hook) Whitney:

i. Francis Henry9 Whitney, b. ca. 13 Sep 1844, Boston, MA; d. 18 Aug 1845, Quincy, MA, aged 6 months 14 days, of dysentery.[5]
ii. William H. Whitney, b. 11 Mar 1846; m. Clara E. Snowdell.
iii. Thomas B. Whitney, b. 11 Oct 1847, Dorchester, MA;[6] d. 27 Aug 1849, aged 9 months 16 days, Dorchester, MA.[7]
iv. Ophelia V. Whitney, b. 5 Sep 1849, Roxbury, MA;[8] d. 10 Apr 1907, Chelsea, MA, aged 58 years 7 months 25 days, of syphilis;[9] m. 23 Nov 1875, Danvers, MA, William I. Hatch, b. ca. 1854, South Reading, MA, son of E. L. and Roxana (Hunt) Hatch; resided Lyndon, MA.[10]
v. Ephraim Whitney, b. 13 May 1851, Roxbury, MA.[11]

Census

795 1099 Ephraim A. Whitney 33 M - Proprietor N. E. Directory Mass. Joanna A. " 26 F - " Wm. H. " 4 M - " Ophelia V. " 10/12 F - " Ann Dolan 16 F - Domestic Ireland

393 505 Ephraim A. Whitney - M - Editor New England Directory Massachusetts Joanna " - F - " William H. " 9 M - " Ophelia U. " 6 F - " Ephraim " 3 M - "

1291 1545 Ephraim A. Whitney 44 M - Publisher $1200 $150 Mass. William H. " 14 M - " Attended school Ophelia V. " 11 F - " Attended school

58 68 Ephraim Whitney 45 M - Mass. M Publisher - - 1 1 - Martha N. Whitney 26 F - Mass. M - - - - - William H. Whitney 19 M - Mass. S Soldier - - - - - Ophelia A. Whitney 16 F - Mass. - Scholar - - - - -

345 387 Lawrence, Ambrose 52 M W Dentist $12000 $10000 N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, Emily 48 F W Keeping House Mass. Whitney, Ophelia 20 F W Domestic Mass. Godding, William 50 M W Periodical Store $3000 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Nancy 43 F W Clerk in Store Mass.

596 679 Bullen, Josephine 29 F W Keeping House N.H. -----, Thomas 10 M W Attending School Mass. Attended school Lawrence, Ambrose 54 M W Dentist $27000 $10000 N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, Emily 52 F W Keeping House Vermont Whitney, Ophelia V. 20 F W Domestic Vermont

719 543 Whitney, Martha Head W F Jan 1844 56 wid 0ch 0liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Nurse, Owns free house

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 494, page 113.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 175, page 246.

3.^  Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916, at FamilySearch.org.

4.^  "Thomas [Whitney], s. Ephraim and Joanna, [born] Oct. 11, 1847," according to Registry Department of the City of Boston, Vital Records of the Town of Dorchester from 1826 to 1849, vol. 36 (Boston, MA: Rockwell and Churchill, 1905), p. 80. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 29, page 112.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 21, page 88.

6.^  Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, from Ancestry.com.

7.^  "Thomas B. [Whitney], s. Ephraim and Joanna, [died] Aug. 27, 1849, a. 9m. 16d.," according to Dorchester Vital Records, p. 209. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 41, page 18.

8.^  "Ophelia V. [Whitney], d. Ephraim, merchant, and Joanna, [born] Sept. 5, 1849," according to Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1925-1926). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 36, page 86.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1907/30 (Death), page 337.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 271, page 168.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 52, page 215.


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