Family:Whitney, John Balch (1844-1908)

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John Balch Whitney (Hiram, Adolphus, Benjamin), son of Hiram and Achsah Philena (Balch) Whitney, was born 6 Jul 1844, Hartland, VT, and died 3 Feb 1908, San Francisco, CA, aged 63 years 6 months 28 days, of fatty degeneration of heart.[1]

He married firstly, 1 Jan 1864, Granville, NY, Amanda Cordelia Balch, daughter of John and Julia Ann (Pond) Balch. She was born 15 Aug 1844, Hartland, VT, and died 14 May 1871, Rutland, VT, aged 26 years 9 months, of childbirth. She was buried Center Cemetery, Hartland, VT.[2]

He married secondly, before 1877, Martha A. Chaffee, daughter of John and Ennie (-----) Chaffee. She was born April 1852, Stockbridge, VT, and died after 1910, CA.

Children of John Balch and Amanda Cordelia (Balch) Whitney:

i. Elizabeth Mary Whitney, b. 1 Jul 1867, Rutland, VT;[3] "Mary E." d. 18 Feb 1868, aged 7 months 17 days, Rutland, VT; bur. Center Cemetery, Hartland, VT.[4]
ii. Elbert Eugene Whitney, "Bertie E." b. 9 Sep 1869, Rutland, VT;[5] d. 23 Feb 1915, San Francisco, CA; m. Theresa Dondero.
iii. James H. Whitney, b. 14 May 1871 (twin), Rutland, VT; d. 6 Aug 1871, or Jul 1871, Rutland, VT, aged 2 months 2 days; bur. Center Cemetery, Hartland, VT.[6]
iv. John H. Whitney "Jr.", b. 14 May 1871 (twin), Rutland, VT; d. 11 Sep 1871, Rutland, VT, aged 3 months, 27 days; bur. Center Cemetery, Hartland, VT.[7]

Children of John B. and Martha A. (Chaffee) Whitney:

v. Frank Lowell Whitney, b. 4 Mar 1877, NY, or Rutland, VT; d. 5 Feb 1945, San Francisco, CA; m. bef. 1920, May -----.

Census

337 425 Whitney, John 29 M W Bridge Maker $500 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Amanda 25 F W Keeping House Vermont -----, Bertie 7/12 M W Vermont Born in Dec 426 -----, Sanford 26 M W R.R. Conductor Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Addie 26 F W Keeping House Vermont

John B. WHITNEY 35 Self M M W VT Carpenter VT VT Martha A. WHITNEY 27 Wife F M W VT Keeping House VT VT Elbert E. WHITNEY 11 Son M S W VT At School VT VT Frank L. WHITNEY 3 Son M S W NY VT VT

Whitney, John O. Head W M 56 mar Vermont -----, Martha A. Wife W F 49 mar Vermont -----, Elbert E. Son W M 31 sgl Vermont -----, Frank L. Son W M 23 sgl New York

  • 1910, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA: Martha A. Whitney, 57; Frank L. Whitney, 30.

References

  • Census records.

1.^  California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1835-1979, at FamilySearch.org.

2.^  The Hartland Historical Society Gravestone Search.

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

4.^  The Hartland Historical Society Gravestone Search.

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

6.^  The Hartland Historical Society Gravestone Search.

7.^  The Hartland Historical Society Gravestone Search.


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