Family:Whitney, John Cushing (1832-1896)

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John Cushing8 Whitney (John Beadon7, Josiah6, Josiah5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of John Beadon7 and Harriett (Cushing) Whitney, was born 9 Feb 1832, Ashby, MA,[1] and died 16 Dec 1896, Fitchburg, MA, aged 64 years 10 months 7 days, of chronic nephritis.[2]

He married, 15 May 1854, Townsend, MA, Mary W. Pillsbury, daughter of Benjamin C. and Tamer (Marble) Pillsbury.page 159 She was born 4 Oct 1834, Fitchburg, MA, and died 13 Sep 1903, Fitchburg, MA, aged 67 years 11 months 9 days.[3]

He was born in Ashby, MA, has resided in Ashby, Lowell, and at present in Fitchburg, MA. Is a retail coal and wood dealer. While residing in Ashby he held the office of selectman from 1868 to 1873; was overseer of the poor for five years and assessor and constable from 1869 to 1871. Since his residence in Fitchburg he has been a member of the board of councilmen for 1890-91. He is highly esteemed and respected; resided Fitchburg, MA, 73 Nashua St.

Children of John C.8 and Mary W. (Pillsbury) Whitney:

i. Hattie A.9 Whitney, b. 25 Apr 1857, New Ipswich, NH; m. 15 Jun 1881, Fitchburg, MA, Charles Wetherbee; reside, b. ca. 1855, Ashby, MA, son of Silas and Emily A. (-----) Wetherbee;[4] d. New Haven, CT, 59 Ann St.
ii. Ida F. Whitney, b. 28 Mar 1865, New Ipswich, NH, or MA; m. 14 Oct 1885, Fitchburg, MA, Thomas E. Keilty, b. ca. 1866, Fitchburg, MA, son of Daniel and Bridget (-----) Keilty;[5] resided Fitchburg, MA.
iii. Bertha May Whitney, b. 4 Jun 1869, Ashby, MA;[6] m. 24 Oct 1893, Fitchburg, MA, Edward A. Hall, b. ca. 1867, Portland, ME, son of Arthur T. and Annie F. (Jordan) Hall.[7]

Census

19 22 John C. Whitney 23 M - Farmer Mass. Mary W. Whitney 20 F - Mass. Polly Kendall 64 F - Mass.

350 355 John C. Whitney 28 M - Farmer $1400 $200 Mass. Mary W. do 25 F - do Harriet A. do 3 F - N.H.

188 188 Whitney, John C. 38 M W Farmer $3000 $300 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 35 F W Keeping House " -----, Hattie A. 13 F W Attending School New Hampshire Attended school -----, Ida F. 5 F W Attending School " Attended school -----, Bertha M. 1 F W At Home "

John C. WHITNEY 47 Self M M W MA Overseer In Chair Shop MA MA Mary W. WHITNEY 45 Wife F M W MA Keeping House NH MA Ida F. WHITNEY 15 Dau F S W NH At School MA MA Bertha M. WHITNEY 10 Dau F S W MA At School MA MA

  • 1880, Hattie not found.

References

1.^  "John C., s. John B. and Harriet, Feb. 9, 1832," according to Jeannette D. Pingrey, comp., Birth, Marriage, and Death Records in the Town of Ashby, Massachusetts, from 1754 to 1890 (Decorah, IA: Anundsen Publishing Company, c. 1989).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 465, page 615.

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

4.^  "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 375.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 327, page 269.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 363, page 292.

7.^  "Bertha May, d. John C. and Mary W. (Pillsbury), miller, June 4, 1869," according to Ashby Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 215, page 95.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 435, page 403.


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