Family:Whitney, George E. (1821-1892)

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George E.7 Whitney (Jonathan6, Elias5, Elias4, Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Jonathan6 and Lavina (Coombs) Whitney, was born 15 Mar 1821, Milford, MA,[1] and died 3 Jun 1892, Holliston or Milford, MA, aged 71 years 2 months 19 days, of cirrhosis of the liver.[2]

Marriage intentions were published -- Dec 1844, Milford, MA, for him and Louisa P. C. Lincoln "of Holliston".[3] He married, 1 Jan 1845, Louisa P. C. Lincoln, daughter of Ira and Patty (-----) Lincoln.[4] She was born 24 May 1825, Holliston, MA, and died 7 Sep 1889, Milford, MA, aged 64 years 3 months 14 days, of paralysis.[5]

George Whitney was brought up on the Whitney farm, Bear Hill, in Milford, MA, and before marriage learned every branch of boot making, finally settling down to the cutting department, which vocation he followed for forty years. Failing health compelled him to give up work a little more than two years before his death. His residence was always Milford, although he was at intervals employed at North Brookfield, Marlborough, and Hopkinton, MA. He was made on Odd Fellow in 1846, and a Mason in 1861; was buried with Masonic honors at the age of 71, in the family plot in the westerly part of Holliston 6 Jun 1892, Mongomery lodge of Masons of Milford, attending in a body. He resided Holliston, MA.

Children of George7 and Louisa P. C. (Lincoln) Whitney:

i. Elias8 Whitney, b. 21 Jun 1849, Milford, MA;[6] m. Mary E. Gleason.
ii. Ella Jane Whitney, b. 10 Apr 1852, Milford, MA [given name omitted];[7] d. 13 Aug 1853, Milford, MA, aged 1 year 4 months 3 days, of dysentery.[8]

Census

366 515 George Whitney 29 M - Boot Maker $900 Mass. Louisa " 25 F - " Elias " 1 M - "

2 5 George Whitney 34 M - Boot Maker Mass. Louisa P. C. Whitney 30 F - Mass. Elias Whitney 6 M - Mass. 6 Alexander W. Thayer 39 M - Grocer Mass. Marietta Thayer 34 F - N.H. Marietta Thayer 8 F - Mass. Lucetta M. Thayer 2 F - Mass. Joanna Conney 14 F - Ireland 3 -- Charles W. Luby 21 M - Ireland

55 88 George Whitney 30 M - Boot Click $3500 - Mass. Louisa 35 F - " Elias 11 M - " Attended school 89 Rachel F. Flint 36 M - " Ada 3 F - "

130 174 George Whitney 44 M - Mass. M Boot Cutter - - 1 1 - Louisa P. C. Whitney 40 F - " M - - - - - Elias Whitney 2d 16 M - " S Clerk - - - - - 175 Madison S. May 30 M - Vermont M Merchant - - 1 1 - Lucy May 36 F - Mass. M - - - - - Edward M. May 4 M - " - - - - - - Edward Simonds 23 M - Vermont S Clerk - - 1 1 -

1057 1743 Whitney, George 49 M W Upper leather click $4000 $400 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Louisa P. C. 45 F W Keeping house $300 " Male citizen over 21 -----, Elias 21 M W Salsman in clothing store " 1744 Pierce, David C. 33 M W Conductor on R.R. $2200 " Male citizen over 21 -----, Annie 30 F W Keeping house "

George WHITNEY 59 Self M M W MA Works In Boot Factory MA MA Louisa P. C. WHITNEY 55 Wife F M W MA MA MA

References

1.^  "George [Whitney], s. of Jonathan and Levina, [born] Mar. 25, 1821," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Milford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1917). Also, "George [Whitney] [h. Louisa P. C. (Lincoln)], [born] ____, 1821. G.R.6," according to Vital Records of Holliston, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 429, page 606.

3.^  "George [Whitney] and Louisa P. C. Lincoln of Holliston, int. Dec. ___, 1844," according to Milford Vital Records.

4.^  "George E. [Whitney] [int. omits E.], 23, cordwainer of Milford, s. Jonathan and Lavina, and Louisa P. C. Lincoln, 19, teacher, d. Ira and Patty, [married] Jan. 1, 1845. [Geo[rge] E. and Lou P. C. Lincoln, C.R.2]," according to Holliston Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 13, page 27.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 402, page 526.

6.^  "Elias [Whitney], s. of George and Louisa P. C., [born] Jan. 21, 1849," according to Milford Vital Records. 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 347.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 65, page 180.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 77, page 143.


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