Family:Whitney, Frederick Alonzo (1833-1894)

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Frederick Alonzo9 Whitney (Emory Stewart8, Nathaniel7, Nathaniel6, Samuel5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Emory Stewart8 and Sarepta (Hale) Whitney, was born 23 Jun 1833, Marlboro, VT,[1] and died 24 Sep 1894, Brattleboro, VT.

He "of Brattleboro" married, 19 Feb 1855, Eveline Mason, Putney, VT,[2] daughter of Emory Mason. She was born 27 Jul 1832.

Mr. Whitney was born in Marlboro in Jun 1833, being one of the children of Emory and Serepta (Hale) Whitney. His grandfather was Nathaniel Whiteny, and his great-grandfather, Capt. Nathaniel Whitney. The old home farm where Nathaniel Whitney, the founder of the family, originally settled, was the well-known place on the Marlboro South road, where Joel P. Butterfield now lives. The house built by Nathaniel Whitney and afterward occupied by his son Nathaniel, stood on the site of the present buildings. When Emory Whitney grew up and married he went across the field to what was formerly the old county road, where he lived and where his children were born. The father died when Alonzo was some four or five years old. In the family were five children, of whom Brutus M., of Marlboro, and Harriet, the youngest of the family, now Mrs. Shinnemann, of Pulaski, IL, are the only survivors. One son died at an early age, and the death of another son, Willard N., took place in Brattleboro a few years ago. After attending the district schools in Marlboro and in Halifax young Whitney came to Brattleboro at the age of about 17 years to enter the employ of the clothing firm of Cune & Brackett. Frank S. Brackett, the junior member of the firm, was Mr. Whitney's uncle by marriage, Mr. Whitney learned the tailoring and clothing business in all its branches, becoming an expert cutter. After Mr. Cune's retirement, about 1861, Mr. whitney was admitted as a partner with Mr. Brackett. In 1874 the business was divided, Mr. Brackett taking the ready-made branch and Mr. Whitney the custom department. Mr. Brackett died late in 1878, and the following spring Mr. Whitney became sole proprietor of both branches of the business, under the style of F. A. Whitney & Company. He retired in Feb 1888. No merchant in Brattleboro ever enjoyed a higher reputation for integrity than F. A. Whiteny. His customers came to know that his word was as good as his bond, and it was because of this faith of the public in him, coupled with the fact that he knew his business thoroughly and was unceasing in his work, that brought him success. He possessed agreeable personal and social qualities and had a kindliness of heart and of manner which made him universally esteemed. He died s. p.; resided Brattleboro, VT.

Census

1 2 G. Bingham 30-39 M - Trader N.H. Caroline " 30-39 F - " Fredk. A. Whitney 20-29 M - Vt. D. G. Emerson 20-29 M - Manufacturer N.H. Fanny " 20-29 F - Mass. Ellen " 0-4 F - "

1248 1484 F. A. Whitney 27 M - Tailor Vermont E. " 28 F - "

335 378 Morse, Jenet 41 F W Kpg. House $5000 $5000 Vt. -----, Jennie 7 F W Attdg. School " Attended school 379 Atherton, H. 52 M W Works in Store $1500 N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, A. G. 40 F W Kpg. House Vt. -----, Edw'd H. 3 M W " Whitney, F. A. 36 M W Tailor $800 $1000 " Male citizen over 21 -----, E. M. 37 F W Boarding " Mason, Addie 22 F W Tailoress " Houghton, Abbie 21 F W Works in Printg. Off. " Pratt, Elizabeth 25 F W " Hoop Skirt Mfy. " Sanders, Hattie 20 F W Servant "

Alonzo F. WHITNEY 46 Self M M W VT Merchant Tailor VT VT Eveline M. WHITNEY 47 Wife F M W VT Keeping House VT VT

121 151 Whitney, Eveline Head W F Jul 1832 67 wid Vermont Vermont Vermont Owns free house Mason, Ada A. Sis W F Jun 1849 50 sgl Vermont Vermont Vermont Warren, Jennie T. Ldgr W F Aug 1843 56 wid 1ch 1liv Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Teacher

References

1.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

2.^  Putney, Vermont, Vital Records.


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