Family:Whitney, John (1868-a1920)

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John2 Whitney (James1, John), son of James and Ann (Tomkinson) Whitney, born 27 Apr 1868, Runcorn, Cheshire, England,[1] and died after 1920.

He married firstly, about 1899, Hermina Therrault, daughter of Joseph and Jeanette (Lemieux) Therreault. She was born about 16 Dec 1874, QC, and died 16 Sep 1903, Fitchburg, MA, aged 28 years 10 months 0 days, of pelvic abscesses.[2] She was buried in St. Bernard Cemetery, Fitchburg, MA.

He married secondly, 2 Jan 1904, Fitchburg, MA, Mary "Mamie" E. Crosby, daughter of Zachariah and Abbie (Moore) Crosby.[3] She was born circa 1884, East Boston, MA, and died after 1920.

In 1871 and 1881 he resided in Runcorn with his family. In 1881 he was working as an office boy.

In 1891 he was working as a clerk and lodging in the home of James Johnson in Warrington, Lancashire, England. He emigrated to America in 1892.[4]

On the passenger list of the Pavonia, arriving in Boston from Liverpool, 10 Jul 1892, John Whitney is listed as a broker, aged 24, destined for Maine, last living in Warrington.

On 1 Oct 1897 in Alfred, ME, he was naturalized as a citizen. His residence then was Sanford, ME.

In 1910 he resided in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA with his family, including his widowed father James Whitney.

In 1920 he resided in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA with his family.

Children of John2 and Hermina (Therrault) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Children of John2 and Mary E. (Crosby) Whitney:

i. Mildred Abbie3 Whitney, b. 4 Oct 1904, Fitchburg, MA.[5]
ii. Edward James Whitney, b. 4 Jun 1908 (twin), Fitchburg, MA;[6] d. 4 Sep 1908, Fitchburg, MA, aged 3 months, of cardiac malformation (from birth).[7]
iii. Harold John Whitney, b. 4 Jun 1908 (twin), Fitchburg, MA;[8] d. 16 Aug 1908, Fitchburg, MA, aged 2 months 12 days, of congenital valvular heart disease.[9]
iv. Donald Frederick Whitney, b. 2 Feb 1910, Fitchburg, MA.[10]

Census

244 431 Whitney, John Head W M Apr 1868 32 mar1 England England England Imm. 1892, 8, Alien, Weaver, Rents house -----, Hermenna Wife W F Jan 1876 24 mar1 0ch 0liv Canada (Fr.) Canada (Fr.) Canada (Fr.) Imm. 1888, 12, Sales Lady -----, James Fath W M Mar 1841 59 wid England England England Imm. 1895, 5, Alien -----, Florence Sis W F Oct 1882 18 sgl England England England Imm. 1895, 5, Plush weaver

  • 1910 U.S. Census, Ward 3, Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA: John Whitney
  • 1920 U.S. Census, 27 rollston st., Fitchburg Ward 2, Worcester Co., MA:

John Whitney h m 51 roll coverer in mill born cheshire england Mary E Whitney wife 36 born massachusetts Mildred dau 15 stitcher in factory born massachusetts Donald son 9 born massachusetts Alfred Hayes boarder 41 born cheshire england

References

  • Census records

1.^  Colin Whitney to Tim Doyle, 18 Mar 2009.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1903/22 (death), page 380.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 548, page 283.

4.^  Colin Whitney to Tim Doyle, 18 Mar 2009.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 544, page 301.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 576, page 312.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1908/41 (death), page 438.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 576, page 312.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1908/41 (death), page 404.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 592, page 316.


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