Family:Whitney, John Franklin (1886-1974)

From WRG
Jump to: navigation, search

John Franklin9 Whitney (John Franklin8, George Washington7, John Smith6, Thomas5, Thomas4, Eleazer3, Thomas2, John1), son of John Franklin8 and Abba (Thompson) Whitney, was born 22 Feb 1886, Dana MA,[1] and died 10 Feb 1974, Fitchburg MA.

He married 1911, Martha Ella Thompson. She was born 18 Oct 1888, and died 2 Jun 1988, Brevard, FL.

John F. was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst when it was called Massachusetts Agricultural College. He subsequently worked as a civil engineer. He maintained ties with his father's grandnephew, Oakley Whitney, who lived with them during Oakley's teens. The two of them co-owned a drive-in movie together in later years.

Children of John Frank9 and Martha Ella (Thompson) Whitney:

i. (child)10 Whitney, living.
ii. George W. Whitney, b. 11 Sep 1922, MA, d. 3 Dec 2001, Rockledge, FL.
iii. (child) Whitney, living.


  • Dana Vital Records maintained at Quabbins Reservoir.
  • 1900, 1910 and 1930 censuses.
  • Social Security Death Index.

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 369, page 311.

Copyright © 2010, Marilla J. Whitney and the Whitney Research Group.

Personal tools