Family:Whitney, Henry Adalbert (1841-1915)

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Hon. Henry A.9 Whitney (Dexter8, Ethan7, Hiram H.6, Henry5, Isaac4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Dexter8 and Adeliza (Cook) Whitney, was born 2 Jul 1841, Bellingham, MA, and died 21 Sep 1915, Bellingham, MA, aged 73 years 2 months 18 days, of disease of heart.[1]

He married, 2 or 6 Dec 1865, Bellingham, MA, Helen A. Holbrook, daughter of Eliab and Hannah (Pickering) Holbrook.[2] She was born 26 Apr 1840, Bellingham, MA, and died 1 Apr 1906, Bellingham, MA, aged 65 years 11 months 5 days, of diabetes.[3].

Henry A. Whitney was born in Bellingham, 2 Jul 1841. He married Helen Holbrook. The union has resulted in three children. He was by occupation, for many years, a boot maker, but for the past few years he has followed the occupation of a hatter. He is very prominent in town affairs; he is at present constable and town clerk; was elected to the state legislature in Nov 1893; resided Bellingham, MA.

Children of Henry A.9 and Helen A. (Holbrook) Whitney:

i. Jennie Louise10 Whitney, b. 22 Oct 1866, Bellingham, MA;[4] m. 29 Aug 1894, Bellingham, MA, Charles H. Towle, of Concord, b. ca. 1867, Newport, NH, son of George H. and Theoda (Ware) Towle;[5] resided Atlanta, GA, Spelman Seminary. Jennie L. Whitney was educated in the town schools of Bellingham, MA; was graduated from the state normal school at Framingham, MA; has followed the occupation of teacher, having taught in public schools in Quincy, MA, and Bellingham, MA; is at present a critic teacher in the normal department of Spelman seminary, Atlanta, GA. A perusal of Spelman's Messenger acquaints us with the dedication of Giles hall, 1 Dec 1893, erected for the normal and missionary departments of Spelman seminary. Miss Jennie L. Whitney now instructs her model normal training school in this hall, $50,000 of which was given by John D. Rockefeller. This seminary is an index of the Baptists of the North for education of the colored people, where nearly 1,000 pupils are enrolled.
ii. Lewis Edward Whitney, b. 27 Feb 1868, Bellingham, MA.[6]
iii. Eva Lillian Whitney, b. 3 Jun 1870, Bellingham, MA;[7] m. 31 Oct 1900, Bellingham, MA, John R. Hinton, b. ca. 1874, PA, son of Charles and Margaret (Serfass) Hinton.[8]

Census

160 205 Lancy Saxon 70 F - Washington, N.H. W - - - - - Dexter " 54 M - Quincy, Mass. S Blacksmith - - 1 1 - Louisa " 46 F - " " " Boot fitter - - - - - Thomas " 28 M - " " " Wheelwright - - 1 1 - Henry Whitney 21 M - " " " Soldier - - - - - Ellen " 17 F - " " " Boot fitter - - - - - Thomas Smith 65 M - Me. W Farm laborer - - 1 - - Charles P. " 40 M - " S Teamster - - 1 1 -

111 127 Whitney, Henry 27 M W Works for Boot Mfg. Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Hellen 31 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, Jennie 4 F W At home Mass. -----, Lewis 2 M W At home Mass. Whitney, Abigail 67 F W No business Mass.

Henry A. WHITNEY 38 Self M M W MA Works For Boot Factory MA MA Hellen A. WHITNEY 39 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA Jennie L. WHITNEY 13 Dau F S W MA At School MA MA Lewis E. WHITNEY 12 Son M S W MA At School MA MA Eva L. WHITNEY 10 Dau F S W MA At School MA MA Adaliza WHITNEY 67 Oth F W W MA MA MA

152 161 Whitney, Henry A. Head W M Jul 1842 57 mar 34 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Hatter straw & felt, Owns mortgaged house -----, Helen A. Wife W F Apr 1840 60 mar 34 3ch 3liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts -----, Eva L. Dau W F Jun 1870 29 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Bookkeeper straw factory

References

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911–1915," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008; volume 1915/4 Death, page 312.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 181, page 191.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1906/3, page 531.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 187, page 264.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 443, pages 405 and 142.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 206, page 282.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 224, page 295.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 502, page 5.


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