Family:Whitney, George (1832-1901)
George7 Whitney (Israel6, Elisha5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Israel6 and Mary Hopkins (Flagg) Whitney, was born 1 Nov 1832, Lowell, MA, and died 29 Apr 1901, Nahant, MA (also recorded at Boston, MA), aged 68 years 5 months 28 days, of malignant disease of intestine, edema of lungs.
He married firstly, 18 Jun 1862, Boston, MA, Mary Elizabeth Rea, daughter of William A. and Mary F. (-----) Rea. She was born 27 Sep 1840, Boston, MA, and died 23 May 1864, Boston, MA, aged 23 years 1 month 26 days, of dropsy.
He was born in Lowell and his early life was as clerk in an E. India merchant's office in Boston, and later he went to Calcutta, where he was six or seven years a partner of Whitney Bros. & County, a firm still doing business there, transacted by his brothers. Of late years he has been president of the North National Union Bank, Boston, and before that, president of the North National Bank, and before he went to Calcutta he was a member of the firm of Lombard, Whitney & Company, East India merchants. Resided Boston, MA, National Union Bank, 40 State St.
In 1885 he was a president living at 239 Marlboro St., Boston, MA.
Children of George7 and Mary Elizabeth (Rea) Whitney, if any, unknown.
Children of George7 and Elizabeth8 (Whitney) Whitney:
i. Elinor8 Whitney, b. 20 Feb 1882, Boston, MA; m. 23 May 1904, Boston, MA, Archibald Blanchard, b. ca. 1881, Newport, RI, son of John A and Laura S. (Dove) Blanchard. ii. George W. J. Whitney, b. 9 Oct 1885, Boston, MA; d. Jul 1963, New York, NY; m. bef. 1914, Martha Beatrix Bacon; two sons, two daughters; partner in J. P. Morgan and Co., New York, NY. iii. Richard Whitney, b. 1 Aug 1888, Beverly, MA (recorded Boston, MA); d. 5 Dec 1974, Far Hills, NJ; m. 27 May 1916, Gertrude Alison (Sheldon) Sands, widow of Samuel Stevens Sands III, b. 19 May 1888, NY, daughter of George Rumsey and Mary R. (Seney) Sheldon; three children: Samuel Sand9 Whitney, b. 1911, NY; Alice Whitney, b. ca. 1917, NY; Nancy Whitney, b. ca. 1919, NY. See Archive:Richard Whitney (1888-1974) for his biography.
- 1870: not found. Probably in India.
- 1880, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA:
Geo. WHITNEY 47 Self M W W MA Banker MA MA Eunice WHITNEY 45 Sis F S W MA Housekeeping MA MA Mary WHITNEY 31 Sis F S W MA At Home MA MA Ellen HOLLAND 40 Oth F S W ENG Cook IRE IRE Martha GRAY 26 Oth F S W ENG Servant SCOT SCOT Ellen MEAD 28 Oth F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE
- 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. 294.
1.^ "George [Whitney], [born] Nov. 1, 1832. G.R.3," according to Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1914-1915).
2.^ "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 519, page 267, and volume 516, page 595.
7.^ "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 549, page 95, and volume 546, page 523.