Family:Whitney, Herbert Baker (1856-a1940)

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Dr. Herbert Baker9 Whitney (Francis Austin8, Joseph7, Jonas6, Jonas5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Francis Austin8 and Mary L. (Baker) Whitney, was born 24 Nov 1856, Leominster, MA,[1] and died after 1940, when living in Denver, CO.

He, of Denver, CO, married 4 Mar 1893, Boston, MA, Mabel "Belle" Boardman, of Boston, daughter of Alonozo W. and Sarah D. (-----) Boardman.[2] She was born about 1863, Brookline, MA.

Dr. Whitney was born in Leominster; lived there until age of sixteen, when he entered Harvard (academic), after preparation at the Leom. high school. Graduated from Harvard in class of 1877, at the age of twenty, and immediately entered the Harvard Med. school. After a four years' course, graduated M. D., "cum laude," was interne at the Boston City hospital for a year, and then went abroad, studying medicine two years in German hospitals and traveling during vacations in Germany, France, Switzerland and Italy. After returning to America began the practice of medicine in Boston. At the end of two years considered it advisable to come to Colorado in account of threatened lung difficulty (had just been appointed an instructor in Harvard Medical school). Went to Salida, CO, and after a "horseback practice" of a year and a half in that town, high up in the Rockies, he came to Denver, where he has since been in regular practice. Lectured for two years in the Denver university Medical school, and have also given several short courses of "emergency" lectures at the Colorado Chautauqua and elsewhere in Colorado. Is now professor of children's diseases in the State University of Colorado, visiting physician to Arapahoe County hospital, and to St. Luke's hospital in Denver; resided Denver, CO, 10 Masonic Temple.

Census

  • 1880: not found.

References

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 98, page 247.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 435, page 46.


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