Family:Whitney, Josiah Bumstead (1846-1923)

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Josiah Bumstead8 Whitney (Frederick H.7, Barnabas6, Timothy5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Frederick H.7 and Abigail B. (Bumstead) Whitney, was born 15 Jul 1846, Dedham, MA,[1] and died 7 Nov 1923, Los Angeles, CA, of carcinoma and mitral insufficiency. He was buried in Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA.[2]

He married, 12 Jul 1870, Boston, MA, Elizabeth Gately, dau. of Thomas and Ellen (-----) Gately.[3] She was born about 1851, Milton, MA.

On 6 Aug 1863 at Boston, MA, he enlisted as a Private in Co. F, 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. He was described as a clerk, aged 18 years. He was promoted to Full Corporal. Mustered out on 21 Jul 1865, Boston, MA.[4] He suffered from chronic diarrhea and chronic rheumatism.

He was a Protestant born in MA, aged 48 years, 5 feet 10 1/2 inches tall, light complexion, gray eyes, and gray hair. He was a salesman living in Los Angeles, CA, was married, wife Mrs. Elizabeth Whitney of Boston, MA. His pension was $10 when he was admitted on 9 Jul 1894 to the Pacific Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, in Los Angeles, CA. He died 7 Nov 1923 of carcinoma and mitral insufficiency. His pension certificate number was 907,223. Apparently he was buried in Section 9, Row 1, Number 8.[5]

Not in 1870 or 1880 censuses; no death record found in MA before 1910.

Children of Josiah Bumstead8 and Elizabeth (Gately) Whitney:

i. Eliza F.9 Whitney, b. 3 Aug 1872, Hyde Park, MA.[6]

Census

34 41 Milligan, Mary Head W F Jan 1869 31 div 5ch 4liv England Ireland -----, Vera Dau W F Sep 1892 7 sgl California England England Washerwoman, Rents house -----, Katherine Dau W F Jun 1894 5 sgl California England England -----, Gladis Dau W F Sep 1898 2 sgl California England England -----, Earnest Son W M Mar 1899 0 sgl California England England 42 Whitney, Joshia Head W M --- 1846 54 div Mass. -- -- Pensioner, Rents house

  • 1910, Pacific Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Malibu, Los Angeles Co., CA, p. 15A:

... Whitney, Josiah B. Inmate M W 64 -- -- U.S. -- -- -- ...

  • 1910, John St., San Antonio, Los Angeles Co., CA, p. 1B:

12 12 Whitney, Josiah B. Head M W 63 mar1 18 Massachusetts Vermont Massachusetts Own income, owns mortgaged house

  • 1920, Wohaw St., Watts, Los Angeles Co., CA, p. 2B:

56 57 Barr, Ira T. Head M W 35 mar Missouri United States United States Painter paint co., Owns mortaged home -----, Catherine A. Wife F W 47 mar Illinois Germany Germany None -----, Ira W. Son M W 12 sgl Missouri Missouri Illinois None -----, Theodore C. Son M W 10 sgl Missouri Missouri Illinois None -----, Jessie M. Dau F W 8 sgl California Missouri Illinois None -----, Hellen H. Dau F W 4 sgl California Missouri Illinois None [57 58] Whitney, Josiah B. Head M W 73 wid Massachusetts Vermont Massachusetts None, Owns free home

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 23, page 106.

2.^  FindAGrave Memorial #3764154, Josiah B. Whitney.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 228, page 79.

4.^  U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865, from Ancestry.com.

5.^  U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, from Ancestry.com.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 242, page 351.


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