Family:Whitney, Mary Baldwin (1833-1899)

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Mary Baldwin9 Whitney (John8, John7, Silas6, Daniel5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), daughter of John8 and Mary Baldwin (Holt) Whitney, was born 14 Nov 1833, Cambridge, MA, and died 29 Jul 1899, Lancaster, MA, aged 65 years 8 months 15 days, of cerebral apoplexy.[1][2]

She married firstly, 15 Jun 1859, Boston, MA, George Lee Thurston, son of John Gates and Harriet (Lee) Thurston.[3] He was born 12 or 16 Jan 1831, Lancaster, MA, and died 15 Dec 1862.[4]

She married secondly, 12 Sep 1870, Lancaster, MA, Henry Stedman Nourse "of Harrisburg", son of Stedman and Patty (Howard) Nourse.[5] He was born 9 Apr 1831, Lancaster, MA, and died 14 Nov 1903, Lancaster, MA, aged 72 years 7 months 5 days, of angina pectoris.[6][7]

All three are buried in Middle Cemetery, Lancaster, MA.

George L. Thurston served as and Adjutant and Captain, Cos. F and S, 55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry.

Henry S. Nourse was an educator and civil engineer; . . . graduate Harvard college, 1853; A. M.; professor of ancient languages at Phillips Exeter academy; adjutant 55th Illinois infantry, 1862; captain, 1863; asst. commissary of musters 17th Army Corps, 1864-65; engineer of construction and superintendent Pennsylvania Steel Works, 1867 to 1874; member house of representatives, Massachusetts, 1883; senate, 1885-6; member American Antiquarian society and Massachusetts Historical society, Military Historical society, Loyal Legion, etc., etc.; author "Early Records of Lancaster," "Military Annals of Lancaster," "The Story of the 55th Illinois Volunteer Infantry," "The Birth, Marriage and Death Register of Lancaster," "The History of Harvard, Massachusetts," etc., etc.; member Massachusetts Free Public Library commission; a trustee of the Worcester Lunatic Hospital.

Children of George Lee and Mary Baldwin9 (Whitney) Thurston:

i. William Lee Thurston, b. 3 May 1860, Lancaster, MA;[8] in 1894, traveling in Europe; d. 15 Apr 1939; bur. Middle Cemetery, Lancaster, MA;[9] unmarried.
ii. Alice Clary Thurston, b. 12 Aug 1862; d. 4 Jan 1864, aged 17 months; bur. Middle Cemetery, Lancaster, MA.[10] Also recorded d. 2 Jan 1864, Lancaster, MA, aged 1 year 4 months 23 days, of scrofula.[11]

Children of Henry Stedman and Mary Baldwin9 (Whitney)(Thurston) Nourse:

i. Elizabeth Nourse, b. 6 Jul 1872, Lancaster, MA;[12] d. 9 Jul 1872, Lancaster, MA, aged 3 days, of convulsions;[13] bur. Middle Cemetery, Lancaster, MA.[14]

Census

  • 1860, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, p. 150:

1178 1237 John G. Thurston 65 M - Merchant $10000 $5000 Mass. Harriet L. " 54 F - " George L. " 31 M - Merchant " Mary " 27 F - " William L. " 2/12 M - " Francis H. " 26 M - " Hattie T. Lee 23 F - " Nathaniel Whitemore 32 M - Farm Laborer " John Ollis 14 M - " " Ireland Mary Murry 27 F - Servant " Lewis H. Lee 23 M - Clerk N.Y. Augustus Hill 23 M - " Mass.

223 236 Thurston, Mary B. 36 F W Keepinghouse Mass. Whitney, John 65 M W No Occupation $2500 " Male citizen over 21 Thurston, William E. 10 M W At Home " Attended school -----, Harriet E. 64 F W No Occupation $6500 $500 "

  • 1880, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, p. 30B:

283 266 Nourse, Henry S. W M 48 ---- Manufacturer Mass. Mass. Mass. -----, Mary B. W F 46 Wife Keeping house Mass. Mass. Mass. Dolphin, Katie W F 24 Srvt Domestic servt. Mass. Ireland Ireland

  • 1880, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA: William Thurston, 20, b. MA, single, Civil Engineer
  • 1900, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, p. 8B:

177 210 Nourse, Henry S. Head W M Apr 1832 68 wid Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Owns free house Nourse, Elizabeth A. Sis W F Sep 1839 60 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Sweeney, June M. Srvt W F Unk Unk 38 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland Servant

  • 1900, son William Thurston not found.
  • 1910, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA: William L. Thurston, 50, b. MA, single, no occupation, boarder in house of Elizabeth A. Nourse [his step-aunt].
  • 1920, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA: William L. Thurston, 59, b. MA, single, no occupation, boarder in house of Elizabeth A. Nourse [his step-aunt].
  • 1930, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA: William L. Thurston, 69, b. MA, single, no occupation, with two servants.

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 494, page 356.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #56820461, Mary Baldwin Whitney Nourse.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 128, page 61.

4.^  Find A Grave memorial #68407390, George Lee Thurston.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 228, page 256.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1903/28, page 120.

7.^  Find A Grave memorial #31026243, Henry Stedman Nourse.

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 195.

9.^  Find A Grave memorial #68407473, William Lee Thurston.

10.^  Find A Grave memorial #68407389, Alice Clary Thurston.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 176, page 248.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 243, page 262.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 249, page 320.

14.^  Find A Grave memorial #56820178, Elizabeth Nourse.


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