Family:Whitney, John Webster Perkins (1835-1919)

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John Webster Perkins8 Whitney (Aaron7, Aaron6, Levi5, Daniel4, Jonathan3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Aaron7 and Rebecca (Perkins) Whitney, was born 12 Jul 1835, Biddeford, ME,[1] and died 16 Jul 1919, Melrose, MA. He was buried in Ridge Road Cemetery, Bowdoinham, ME.[2]

He married firstly, 22 Mar 1855, Olive Elizabeth Springer, daughter of Rev. John S. and Lydia (Rogers) Springer. She was born 22 Mar 1838, Bangor, ME, and died 7 Aug 1903, New England Sanitarium, Stoneham, MA [also recorded in Arlington, MA], aged 65 years 4 months 16 days, of cancer of the liver and intestines.[3] Although at death she was reported as widowed, there may have been a divorce. She married secondly, 14 Nov 1873, Boston, MA, Sidney S. Kelly, son of Francis and Marietta P. (-----) Kelley, who was born about 1849, Blackstone, MA.[4]

He married secondly, 24 Sep 1885, Portsmouth, NH, Statira W. (Given) Baker,[5] daughter of Simeon B. and Mary Ann (Denham) Given. She was born 14 Nov 1843, Bowdoinham, ME, and died 25 May 1936. She was buried in Ridge Road Cemetery, Bowdoinham, ME.[6] She had married firstly, before 1870, William Baker, and resided Falmouth, ME, in 1870.

He was an engraver. Mrs. Olive Whitney was an artist; resided Boston, Arlington, and Melrose, MA.

Children of John Webster Perkins8 and Olive Elizabeth (Springer) Whitney:

i. John Frank Whitney, b. 22 Dec 1856, Boston, MA;[7] m. Aura Pauline Robinson.
ii. Frederick Augustus Whitney, "Augustus" b. 6 Apr 1860, Boston, MA[8] (6 Mar 1860 according to Pierce); unmarried; resided New York City, care Eimer & Amend, 205-11 Third Ave. He was graduated with distinction from Harvard university in the class of 1884. His tastes, as his chosen profession of chemistry would indicate, are strongly scientific.
iii. George Eli Whitney, b. 10 Jun 1862, Boston, MA; m.(1) Ida Tufts; m.(2) Annie M. Savory.

Child of John Webster Perkins8 and Statira W. (Given) Whitney:

iv. Carl9 Whitney, b. 1 Feb 1880 (before parents' marriage), Melrose, MA.[9]

Census

140 179 Olive E. Lawson 45 F - Maine Sarah A. " 20 " - Mass. Clara " 12 " - " Attended school Hellen " 10 " - " Attended school Emma " 6 " - " Attended school Geo. Simpson 78 M - Clerk $1000 - Eng. 180 John Whitney 24 " - Engraver (Jour) Maine Lizzie M. " 22 F - " John " Jr. 3 M - Mass. Augustus " 2/12 " - "

43 67 K. L. Gilmore 22 F - Ms. S Machine Sewg. - - - - - 68 M. T. Montgomery 20 " - Scot. " Dress Mkr. - - - - - 69 Enoch Osgood 51 M - Me. M Dentist - - 1 1 - 70 L. R. Springer 50 F - Me. M Drawing - - - - - Stephn E. " 13 M - " " - - - - - Lizzie Whitney 27 F - " M Pants - - - - - Rebecca Leed 21 " - " S Seamstress - - - - - 71 M. Ingoldsby 35 " - Ire. " Dress Mkr. - - - - - 72 Sarah E. Rich 28 " - Me. " Machine Sewg. - - - - - 73 M. W. Canselt 32 M - Ms. " Photographer - - 1 1 - 74 M. B. Russell 56 " - N.H. W Artist - - 1 1 -

John P. WHITNEY 44 Self M M W ME. Engraver ME. ME. S. G. WHITNEY 36 Wife F M W ME. Keeping House ME. ME. WHITNEY 4M Son M S W MA. ME. ME. Mary W. GIVEN 23 SisL F S W ME. Dress Maker ME. ME.

107 125 Whitney, John P. Head W M Jul 1835 64 mar 45 Maine Massachusetts Maine Metal engraver, Owns free house -----, Statira Wife W F Nov 1845 54 mar 45 1ch 1liv Maine Maine Maine -----, Carl Son W M Feb 1880 20 sgl Massachusetts Maine Maine Art student 126 Hatch, Robt. K. Head W M Aug 1849 50 mar 6 Maine Maine Maine Carpenter (day work), Rents house -----, Mary Wife W F Feb 1857 43 mar 6 0ch 0liv Maine Maine Maine

172 187 Whitney, Olive E. Head W F Mar 1838 62 wid 3ch 3liv Maine Maine Maine Artist, Rents house Springer, Lydia R. Moth W F Mar 1814 86 wid 6ch 2liv Maine Massachusetts Canada Eng. Whitney, Frederick A. Son W M Mar 1860 40 mar 4 Massachusetts Maine Maine Chemist ------, Anna A. Dau W F Apr 1862 38 mar 4 0ch 0liv Massachusetts England England

  • 1910 Census, Melrose Ward 5, Middlesex Co., MA: John P. Whitney, 74, b. ME; wife Statira G. Whitney, 66, b. ME; son Carl Whitney, 30, b. MA.

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "John [Whitney], s. of Aaron and Rebecca, b. Jul. 12, 1835," according to Beatty, John D., ed., Vital Records of Biddeford, Prior to 1856; Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 28 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1998), p. 243.

2.^  FindAGrave Memorial #130173053, John P. Whitney.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 2, page 41, and volume 1903/51 (death), page 372.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 255, page 186.

5.^  "John P. Whitney (b. 1835, Biddeford, ME, s. of Aaron Whitney & Rebecca) & Statira Baker, m. 24 Sep 1885, Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

6.^  FindAGrave Memorial #130173067, Statira Given Whitney.

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

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 134, page 37.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 314, page 175.


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