Family:Whitney, Nelson Oliver (1858-1901)

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Prof. Nelson Oliver9 Whitney (Alexander Nelson8, Jacob7, Jacob6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Alexander Nelson8 and Elvira Augusta (Smith) Whitney, was born 3 May 1858, Aiken, SC and died 17 March 1901, Dane, WI.

He married, 12 Jun 1883, Philadelphia, PA, Mary E. Tainter. She was born 10 Sep 1858.

Prof. Whitney attended public schools until 1871; Saunders academy and Hastings academy till 1874; University of Pennsylvania, 1874 to 1878 graduated in the civil engineering section of the class of 1878; assisted Prof. Haupt as instructor in civil engineering for a short time and taught in the Pennsylvania School of Industrial Arts at the same time; with Pennsylvania railroad 1879 and 1880; with the Mexican National railroad in old Mexico, 1881 and 1882 as locating engineer in the valley of Toluca; 1883 to 1888 locating engineer South Pennsylvania railroad in Pennsylvania, and afterward resident engineer charge Tuscarora tunnel; 1886 to 1891 assistant to chief engineer Pennsylvania company; member Pilgrim Congregational church, Western Society Civil Engineers, etc. In Jun 1891, was elected professor of railway engineering at University of Wisconsin, Madison; is a charter member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has filled the chair at the University of Wisconsin with great ability and is one of the leading engineers in the west. The author of this work is indebted to him for valuable assistance; resided Chicago, IL, and Madison, WI.

Children of Nelson O.9 and Mary E. (Tainter) Whitney:

i. Helen Goldsmith10 Whitney, b. 21 Mar 1884.
ii. Alden Bradford10 Whitney, b. 1 Dec 1885. d. 5 Jan 1945
iii. Mary Park Whitney, b. 10 Oct 1888.
iv. Edward Nelson Whitney, b. 17 Jun 1890.

Census

212 211 Blythe, Joseph 62 M W Minister and Farmer $13000 $3750 Kentucky Male citizen over 21 -----, Elizabeth 47 F W Keeping House New Jersey Twins -----, Alice 16 F W At School " Attended school -----, Mary 16 F W " " Attended school -----, James 14 M W " " Attended school -----, Thomas 12 M W " Indiana Attended school Twins -----, Davis 10 M W " " Attended school -----, Katie 10 F W " " Attended school -----, Annie 8 F W At Home " -----, Charles 6 M W " " -----, Sarah 3 F W " " Vancleve, Elizabeth 22 F W Boarding New Jersey Whitney, Nelson 12 M W Attending School South Carolina Attended school

Archibald C. LEVY 65 Self M M W GA Executor & Trustee ENGLAND PA Ella A. LEVY 52 Wife F M W MA Keeps House MA MA Nelson O. WHITNEY 22 SSon M S W SC Surveyor IN MA Carrie S. LEVY 13 Dau F S W PA At School GA PA Mary LEWYELLEN 22 Oth F S W PA Domestic WALES WALES

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