Family:Whitney, Jonathan (1802-1883)

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Jonathan7 Whitney (Jonathan6, Caleb5, Jonathan4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Jonathan6 and Lucy (Wheeler) Whitney, was born 23 Jul 1802, Sterling, MA,[1] and died 22 Jul 1883, East Templeton, MA, aged 82 years, of cholera morbus, chair maker.[2]

He married firstly, 23 Jan 1823, Ashby, MA, Lucy Spaulding.[3] She was born 1799, Ashby, MA, and died 19 Aug 1833, Templeton, MA, aged 32 years.[4]

He married secondly, 28 May 1843, Templeton, MA, Lorena French,[5] daughter of Fisher and Hannah (-----) French. She died 26 Jun 1883, Templeton, MA, aged 73 years 6 months 16 days, of typhoid fever and peritonitis.[6]

The death of Jonathan Whitney, which occurred at his home in East Templeton, MA, on the 22d ult., removed one of the pioneers of the chair manufacturing industry in Worcester county. During nearly the whole of his long life of eighty-one years, he has been engaged in manufacturing chairs in whole or in part. When a young man he manufactured, in a small way, wood seat chairs, and has witnessed and participated in the growth of the business till it has reached its present colossal proportions. Now nearly all parts of a chair are made by machinery, but in Mr. Whitney's young days it was done almost entirely by hand. For a number of years past Mr. Whitney has been working on contracts with Messrs. Heywood Bros, & County, of Gardner, for seating chairs. He was a strictly honest man, and intended to deal justly by all with whom he came in contact. Very benevolent, no good or worthy enterprise ever suffered at his hands, and he was always willing to help those who needed assistance. He was greatly esteemed. He resided Sterling and East Templeton, MA.

Children of Jonathan7 Whitney and Lucy (Spalding) Whitney:

i. Eleazer Spalding8 Whitney, b. 8 Apr 1825; m. Lucy Peckham.
ii. Charles Whitney, b. ca. 1826, Templeton, MA; m. Lydia Ann Mixter.
iii. Joseph S. Whitney, b. ca. 1828, Sterling, MA; m. Hannah Chase.
iv. Lucy Arminda Whitney, b. ca. 1830; d. 26 Dec 1840, Templeton, MA, aged 10 years.[7]
v. Hezekiah Whitney, b. 16 Sep 1832; m. Caroline Spurling.
vi. Jonathan Mason Whitney, b. ca. Jun 1832, East Templeton, MA; m. Caroline Almira Perry.

Children of Jonathan7 and Lorena (French) Whitney:

vii. Walter F. Whitney, b. ca. 1844; d. 9 Aug 1849, Templeton, MA, aged 5 years, of convulstions.[8]
vii. Lucy Harriet Whitney, b. 3 Dec 1847, Templeton, MA;[9] d. 29 Sep 1893, Templeton, MA, aged 42 years 9 months 23 days, of ovarian tumor;[10] m. 23 Jan 1890 or 1891, Templeton, MA, George S. Jordan, as his second wife, son of Samuel S. and Betsey (Curtis) Jordan, b. ca. 1852, Templeton, MA.[11]

Census

136 168 Jonathan Whitney 47 M - Chair Maker $600 Massachusetts Lorena " 41 F - " Hezekiah " 21 M - Chair Maker " Mason " 17 M - " " " Attended school Lucy H. " 2 F - " Uriah Merritt 24 M - Chair Maker " 169 Calvin Starky 23 M - " " " Climena " 21 F - "

8 9 Jonathan Whitney 52 M - Chair Maker Mass. Lorena Whitney 45 F - " Lucy H. Whitney 7 F - "

247 337 Jonathan Whitney 57 M - Chair Maker $1000 $300 Mass. Lorinda " 51 F - " Jonathan M. " 27 M - Chair Maker $200 " Lucy H. " 12 F - " Attended school Joel " Jr. 23 M - Chair Maker " Charles F. Covell 35 M - " $300 " Joseph A. Hyatt 32 M - " Canada Horace A. Warren 22 M - " $75 $500 Mass. Elijah A. " 17 M - " $500 "

179 213 Jonathan Whitney 63 M - Massachusetts M Chair Maker - - 1 1 - Lorena Whitney 55 F - " " Housekeeper - - - - - Lucy H. Whitney 17 " - " S Pupil - - - - - Joel Whitney 28 M - " " Chair Maker - - 1 1 -

257 312 Whitney, Jonathan 67 M W Works about Chair Shop $1250 $460 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Lorena 61 F W Keeping house " -----, Harriet L. 22 F W Dressmaker " Merritt, Marcus M. 30 M W Chair Mfr. " Male citizen over 21

Jonathan WHITNEY 77 Self M M W MA MA MA Laurina WHITNEY 70 Wife F M W MA K House MA MA Lucy WHITNEY 31 Dau F S W MA Milliner MA MA Emma E. WHITNEY 13 GDau F S W MA At School MA MA

References

1.^  "Jonathan [Whitney], s. Jonathan and Lucy, [born] July 23, 1802," according to Frances Pratt Tapley, comp., Vital Records of Sterling, Massachusetts (Sterling, MA: Historical Commission, 1976).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 348, page 467.

3.^  "Jonathan [Whitney], of Sterling, and Lucy Spaulding, [married] Jan. 23, 1823," 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), pp. 89-90.

4.^  "Lucy [Whitney], w. Jonathan, [died] Aug. 19, 1833, a. 32. C.R.," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Templeton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1907).

5.^  "Jonathan [Whitney] and Lorena French, [married] May 28, 1843," according to Templeton 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 7, page 155.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 348, page 467.

7.^  "Lucy Arminda [Whitney], d. Jonathan, [died] Dec. 26, 1840, a. 10. C.R.," according to Templeton Vital Records.

8.^  "Walter F. [Whitney], s. ----- and Lorena, Aug. 9, 1849, a. 5. Convulsions," according to Templeton 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 41, page 335.

9.^  "Lucy Harriet [Whitney], d. Jonathan and Lorena, [born] Dec. 3, 1847," according to Templeton 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 29, page 248.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 438, page 726.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 408, page 440.


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