Family:Whitney, Ira McKendree (1838-1905)

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Ira McKendree9 Whitney (Ira8, [probably] Asa7, Eleazer6, Nathan5, Thomas4, Eleazar3, Thomas2, John1), son of Ira and Mary Ann (Puffer) Whitney, was born May 1838, Readsboro, VT, and died 29 Mar 1905, Williamstown, MA, aged 66 years 10 months 8 days, of cancer of the liver.[1] He was buried in Westlawn Cemetery, Williamstown, MA.

He "McKendra" married firstly, 14 Jan 1861, Stamford, VT, Melissa Cook, daughter of Benjamin W. and Lucy (Corbett) Cook.[2] She was born circa 1843, Stamford, VT, and died between 1870 and 1875.

He married secondly, 20/21 May 1874, Bennington, VT, Eunice M. Pratt, both of Bennington, daughter of Zadoc and Cynthia (Green) Pratt.[3] She was born 22 Feb 1845, Pownal, VT, and died 5 Jul 1911, Williamstown, VT, aged 66 years 6 months 13 days, of congestive chill.[4]

Children of Ira McKendree9 and Melissa (Cook) Whitney:

i. Benjamin Ira10 Whitney, b. 13 Jun 1861, Stamford, VT;[5] d. 23 Sep 1864, Williamstown, MA, aged 2 years 2 months 9 days, of dysentery.[6]
ii. George B. Whitney, b. ca. 1864, VT.
iii. Royal T/F. Whitney, b. Feb 1866, VT; d. 17 Jun 1906, Williamstown, MA, aged 40 years 4 months 7 days, of consumption of lungs and intestines;[7]
iv. Bertha Whitney, b. 16 Jan 1868, Bennington, VT.[8]
v. McKendree K. Whitney, b. 3 Jun 1873, VT, d. 8 Jan 1958, Bennington, VT, m. 28 or 26 Oct 1896, North Adams, MA (recorded Clarksburg, MA) Eudora Maria Bishop, b. ca. 1875, Stamford, Vt., dau. of Dexter S. and Harriet M. (Greenslit) Bishop.[9]
Ch: Irene Harriet Whitney, b. 1901, d. 1939; Ira Dexter Whitney, b. 1902, d. 1997; McKendree Whitney, b. 1910, d. 1980.

Children of Ira McKendree9 and Eunice M. (Pratt) Whitney:

vi. Walter H.10 Whitney, b. ca. 1875, VT; m. 4 Apr 1907, Pownal, VT, Emeline Pratt. Children:
a. Bertha Emeline11 Whitney, b. 25 May 1909, Williamstown, MA.[10]
b. (daughter) Whitney, b. 4 May 1910, Williamstown, MA;[11] d. 5 May 1910, Williamstown, MA, aged 2 hours, of premature miscarriage.[12]

Census

73 74 Ira Whitney 30 M - Farmer $2600 Vt. Mary D. 27 F - Vt. Ira M. K. 12 M - Vt. Attended school Ruth A. 7 F - Vt. Attended school Chauncey L. 5 M - Vt. Attended school Mary E. 1 F - Vt. Lester Lee 19 M - Teamster Vt. Julia Ballte 16 F - Vt.

123 129 Ira Whitney 43 M - Farmer $1000 $1275 Vt. Attended school Mary Whitney 38 F - " I. M. K. Whitney 22 M - " Ruth A. " 17 F - " Chuds[?] L. " 15 M - " Jessie L. " 7 F - " Lawrence W. " 2 M - " Stephen A. " 1/2 M - " Charles Knapp 25 M - Farm Laborer " Burndt Washey 25 M - " Germany

473 511 Ira Whitney 49 M - Vt. M Farmer - - 1 1 - Mary A. " 44 F - " M - - - - - Chancy L. " 20 M - " S " - - 1 - - Mira J. " 11 F - " - - - - - Lawrence E. " 7 M - " - - - - - Clarence F. " 5 M - " - - - - - 512 McKendree Whitney 27 M - " M " - - 1 - - Melissa Whitney 22 F - " M - - - - - George B. Whitney 1 M - " - - - - -

285 285 Whitney, McEndry 32 M W Farmer $9000 $800 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Malesia 27 F W Keeping House Vermont -----, George 6 M W Vermont Attended school -----, Royal 4 M W Vermont -----, Bertha 2 F W Vermont Porter, Eliza 23 F B Domestic Servant Vermont -----, Bertha 1 F B Vermont

Mckendric WHITNEY 42 Self M M W VERMONT Night Watchman In Mill --- --- Eunice M. WHITNEY 35 Wife F M W VERMONT Keep House --- --- George B. WHITNEY 16 Son M S W VERMONT Spinner VERMONT VERMONT Royal T. WHITNEY 14 Son M S W VERMONT VERMONT VERMONT Walter WHITNEY 5 Son M S W VERMONT VERMONT VERMONT

74 75 Whitney, Mckend??e Head W M Jun 1873 26 mar 3 Vermont Vermont Vermont Farmer, Owns mortgaged farm -----, Eudora Wife W F Jan 1874 26 mar 3 0ch 0liv Vermont Vermont Vermont Gould, Frank Srvt W M Oct 1869 30 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Farm laborer -----, Walter Srvt W M Mar 1879 31 mar 2 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Day laborer

126 134 Whitney, Mackendric Head W M May 1838 62 mar 26 Vermont Massachusetts Vermont Farmer, Owns mortgaged farm -----, Unice Wife W F Feb 1845 55 mar 26 1ch 1liv Vermont Vermont Vermont Whitney, Walter Son W M Apr 1875 25 sgl Vermont Vermont Vermont Farm laborer -----, Rowell Son W M Feb 1866 34 sgl Massachusetts Vermont Vermont Farm laborer

References

  • Census records

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1905/96 (death), page 260.

2.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

3.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

4.^  Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, at FamilySearch.org.

5.^  "Benjamin Ira, s. of McKendree and Mellissa, June 13, 1861 (S.V.R. B.3, P. 26)", Stamford, Vermont Vital Records. Also, Vermont, Vital Records Index, All B``irths.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 174, page 67.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1906/93 (death), page 364.

8.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 460, page 45.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 582, page 131.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 590, page 131.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1910/108 (death), page 467.


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