Family:Whitney, Merritt Austin (1848-1917)
He married, 1883?, Cora Ella Hewett, daughter of Henry Orlando & Elvira (Achorn) Hewett. She was born 21 May 1858, Rockport, Knox Co., Maine, and died 25 Nov 1933, Rockport, Knox, Maine.
Lilian married a man from Prince Edwards Island and moved there. When the marriage failed, she wanted to come back home. Her mother had to go to the town hall and declare all her children in order for her daughter to return to the United States as a citizen. The reference is found at the very end of the town records.
Cora Hewett married first Nathaniel Harkness who disappeared. He was presumed dead, but Cora had to obtain a "divorce in absentia" in order to marry Merritt Whitney. She had one son by N. Harkness.
Children of Merritt and Cora Ella (Hewett) Whitney:
i. William Emery Whitney, b. 7 Jun 1884, Rockport, ME; d. 29 Nov 1968, Rockport, ME; m. Christie Calderwood, b. Hope, ME. He was a machinist. Children: a. Austin Calderwood Whitney, b. 4 May 1908, Northbridge, MA.page 385 ii. Fred E. Whitney, b. 17 Nov 1885, Rockport, ME, or Camden, ME; d. 1925?, Bath, ME; m. 12 Oct 1910, Camden, ME [recorded Northbridge, MA], Elsie M. Manning, b. ca. 1893, Rockport, ME, dau. of Judson and Elsie M. (Greenlaw) Manning.page 401 iii. James M. Whitney, b. 13 Dec 1886, ME. iv. Lilian M Whitney, b. 8 Oct 1888, ME. v. Charles Whitney, b. 27 Jul 1890, d. 20 Sep 1890.
- 1870: not found.
- 1880: not found.
- 1900, Rockport, Knox Co., ME:
53 57 Whitney, Merritt A. Head W M Mar 1848 52 mar 17 Maine Maine Maine Day laborer -----, Cora E. Wife W F May 1858 42 mar 17 6ch 4liv Maine Maine Maine -----, William E. Son W M Jun 1884 15 sgl Maine Maine Maine At school -----, Fred E. Son W M Nov 1885 14 sgl Maine Maine Maine At school -----, James M. Son W M Dec 1886 13 sgl Maine Maine Maine At school -----, Lillian M. Dau W F Oct 1888 11 sgl Maine Maine Maine At school Fitzgerald, Percy F. Ldgr W M Jan 1895 5 sgl Maine Maine Maine -----, Harry E. Ldgr W M Jun 1896 3 sgl Maine Maine Maine
- Rockport Town Records