Family:Whitney, Harvey Brooks (1836-a1890)
He married, 1 Aug 1860, Westmoreland, NH [recorded in Gardner, MA], Ellen R. Bennett, daughter of Josiah and Sarah G. (-----) Bennett. She was born 18 Jan 1836, Westmoreland, NH, and died after 1880.
He was born in Gardner, Worcester County, MA. His father's name was Joseph Whitney, and his mother's name Nancy Sawin Whitney. He was the youngest of twelve children of said parents, eleven of whom grew to adult age. He was educated in the common schools and academies of New England; for several years was employed as teacher in the public schools and as mechanic in the chair shops of Gardner. In 1867 he moved to Elwood, NJ, and taught in the public schools of New Jersey until 1890. Having passed successfully the civil service examination he was appointed clerk of the Pension Bureau at Washington, DC, in Nov 1890, which position he still occupies. While a resident of New Jersey he served on the board of township committee for a time, also on the county board of chosen freeholders for two years; resided 400 Ninth St., N.E., Washington, DC.
Children of Harvey Brooks8 and Ellen R. (Bennett) Whitney:
i. Clarence Bennett9 Whitney, b. 11 Jun 1861, Gardner, MA; m. Eliza H. Scull. iii. George Edwin Whitney, b. 21 Jan 1863, Gardner, MA; d. 4 Nar 1863, Gardner, MA, aged 1 month 14 days, of scarlet rash. ii. Ellsworth Sherman Whitney, b. 19 Jul 1864, Gardner, MA; unmarried; resided Winchester, MA. iii. Flora Goodridge Whitney, b. 21 Jul 1873, NJ; resided 400 9th St., N. E., Washington, DC. She graduated at the Salem, MA, Normal school in 1892, and is now a teacher in the public schools in Washington, DC.
- 1860: not found.
- 1865 State, Gardner, Worcester Co., MA:
231 291 Harvey B. Whitney 28 M - Mass. M Chair Maker - - 1 1 - Ellen D. Whitney 29 F - N.H. M House Keeper - - - - - Clarence R. Whitney 4 M - Mass. - - - - - - Ellsworth S. Whitney 9m M - Mass. - - - - - -
170 146 Whitney, Harvy B. 34 M W Barrell Maker $800 $100 Massachusetts Male citizen over 21 -----, Ellen R. 34 F W Keeping House New Hampshire -----, Clarence B. 9 M W Massachusetts -----, Ellsworth S. 6 M W "
Harvey WHITNEY 44 Self M M W MA Teacher MA MA Ellen R. WHITNEY 45 Wife F M W NH Keeping House NH NH Clarence B. WHITNEY 19 Son M S W MA Teacher MA NH Elsworth S. WHITNEY 16 Son M S W MA At School MA NH Flora G. WHITNEY 7 Dau F S W NJ At School MA NH
- 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. 524.
1.^ "[Whitney,] Harvey, s. Joseph 2d and Nancy, [born] Sept. 29, 1836," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Gardner, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907).