Family:Whitney, Horace P. (1834-1884)
Horace P.8 Whitney (Elijah7, Elijah6, Thomas5, Thomas4, Eleazer3, Thomas2, John1), son of Elijah7 and Cornelia L. (Pratt) Whitney, was born 18 Oct 1834, Spencertown, NY, and died 23 Aug 1884, Litchfield, CT.
He married, 18 Oct 1859, Brooklyn, NY, Mrs. Annie Ringwood (Johnson) Taylor. She was born 22 Feb 1839, ME, and died after 1880.
He went with his father and mother to New Brunswick, NJ, where his father was minister to the Congregational church. He was also with his father while residing in Providence, RI, as minister to the Congregational church of that city. In Providence he entered business for himself at the age of 18. Upon the entrance of his father into the medical profession in New York, Horace entered the advertising business on his own account and soon thereafter became partner of William Cauldwell in the publication of the New York Mercury. He was well known to the citizens of New York and Brooklyn, and was born in Columbia county. Mr. Whitney went to New York in 1856, and the year following became associated in the management of the Sunday Mercury and New York Mercury with the present proprietor, the business association being continued until 1876. In that year failing health compelled his retirement from active pursuits, though he retained the presidency of the Harlem Bridge, Morrisania & Fordham Railway until the time of his decease. A man of remarkable business ability, enterprising and successful in whatever he undertook, it was a great hardship for Mr. Whitney to be laid aside by sickness while yet in the prime of his life; but he bore his sufferings uncomplainingly, and his courage and patience kept at bay for years the enemy to whom most other men would have succumbed. In his declining years Mr. Whitney traveled extensively and was thus removed from the circle of his old friends and associates. In his travels he was accompanied by his devoted wife, with three children. Mr. Whitney leaves an estate which will handsomely provide for the future of his family. He resided on Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn and afterwards on 5th Ave., New York City. He held political offices but rarely. He resided Columbus Ave., cor. 76th St., New York City.
Children of Horace P.8 and Annie Ringwood (Johnson)(Taylor) Whitney:
i. Annie Ruth9 Whitney, b. ca. 1864, NY; resided 60 W. 76th St., New York City. ii. Horace Pratt Whitney, b. 10 Oct 1866, NY; unmarried; resided Yonkers, NY, P. O. box 245. iii. Girard Nelson Whitney, b. 16 Feb 1871, NY; m. 29 May 1894, Emily Alwaise Spratley; resided 60 W. 76th St., New York City.
535 730 C. McArthur 62 M - Retired Mer. $2000 N.Y. Andrew 18 M - Clerk do Mrs. Ferry 35 F - do Harold Asmus 18 M - Germany E. Bergan 26 M - Broker $3000 $2500 N. Jersey C. Billings 31 M - Jeweller N.Y. Sarah " 22 F - do Julia Pearson 20 F - Servant Ireland Catherine Cox 18 F - do do Caroline Arthur 50 F - N.Y. S. C. Sears 21 M - Clerk do H. P. Whitney 25 M - Publisher $1700 do Ann " 21 M - do [sic] Josephine Blanshard 18 F - N.Y. D. L. " 38 M - Clerk Canada John Douglas 27 M - do N. Jersey
368 347 Whitney, Horace 35 M W Editor New York -----, Elisha 72 M W Physician Mass. -----, Wealthy B. 68 F W Keeping House " Swain, Eliza 29 F W At Home New York -----, Lution 4 M W " " Whitney, Estelle 13 F W " " -----, Annie 6 F W " " -----, Horace 3 M W " " Reynolds, Catherine 35 F W Domestic Servant Ireland Scarrel, Catherine 22 F W " "
5th Avenue between 30th and 35th Streets 287 -- Whitney, Horace 35 M - N.Y. Annie 31 F - " Estella 13 F - " Annie 6 F - " Horace 4 M - " Elijah 72 M - Doctor Mass. Augusta 69 F - " Swaine, Eliza 29 F - N.Y. Lucien 4 M - " Scarroll, Kate 22 F - Ireland
Horace P. WHITNEY 46 Self M M W NY Editor MA NY Annie R. WHITNEY 46 Wife F M W ME Housekeeping ME ME Annie WHITNEY 16 Dau F S W NY At School NY ME Horace WHITNEY 13 Son M S W NY At School NY ME Givan W. WHITNEY 9 Son M S W NY At School NY ME Elijah WHITNEY 81 Fath M M W MA Doctor MA MA Wealthy B. WHITNEY 78 Moth F M W MA Boarder MA MA
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), pp. 537-538.