Family:Whitney, Samuel B. Homer (1832-1884)

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Samuel B. Homer7 Whitney (David Morse6, George5, Jason4, Mark3, Benjamin2, John1), son of David Morse6 and Mary Ann (Gilmore) Whitney, was born 11 Oct 1832, Natick, MA,[1] and died 12 Dec 1884, Cochituate, MA, aged 53 years 2 months, of consumption.[2] He was buried in Natick, MA.

He married, 25 Nov 1864, Natick, MA, Eldora "Dora" (Collins) Thurston, daughter of Martin and Margaret (Clyde) Collins.[3] She was born about 1835-1837, Ireland, and died 30 May 1893, Wayland, MA, aged 58 years 10 months 28 days, of uraemic poisoning.[4] She had married firstly, 3 Sep 1852, Norway, ME, Hiram Leonard Thurston, who was born 7 Aug 1828, Oxford, ME, and died 21 Aug 1864, Washington, DC.

She resided Cochituate. He was a soldier during the late war in the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry. He resided Cochituate, MA. He was a shoemaker.

Children of Hiram Leonard and Eleanora/Dora (Collins) Thurston:

i. Melissa Jane Thurston, b. 8 Oct 1854, MA.
ii. Franklin Waldo Thurston, 15 Jul 1856, MA; d. 10 Oct 1882.
iii. Hiram Leonard Thurston, b. 6 Apr 1858, Wayland, MA.

Children of Samuel B. Homer7 and Eleanora/Dora (Collins)(Thurston) Whitney:

i. Samuel B. Homer8 Whitney, b. 8 Jan 1867, Wayland, MA;[5] m. Minnie Flaming Canning.
ii. Lillie Blanche Whitney, b. 16 Nov 1868, Wayland, MA [given name omitted];[6] d. 25 Sep 1891, Wayland, MA, aged 22 years 10 months, of diarrhea;[7] m. 6 Jun or 26 May 1888, Boston, MA [also recorded at Wayland, MA], Edward L. Groves, b. ca. 1866, Chicago, IL, son of Lawson and Maria (-----) Groves.[8]

Census

143 172 Samuel B. H. Whitney 32 M - Mass. M Shoemaker - - 1 1 - Dora Whitney 30 F - Ireland M - - - - - Melissa J. Thurston 10 F - Mass. - - - - - - Frank W. Thurston 8 M - " - - - - - - Hiram Thurston 7 M - " - - - - - -

23 30 Whitney, S. B. H. 37 M W Works in Shoe Factory $100 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Dora 34 F W Keeping house Ireland Parents foreign born -----, Melissa J. 15 F W Attends School Mass. Mother foreign born, Attended school -----, Frank 13 M W " " " Mother foreign born, Attended school -----, Hiram L. 11 M W " " " Mother foreign born, Attended school -----, Homer B. 4 M W " Mother foreign born -----, Lillie B. 1 F W " Mother foreign born

The first three children were Eldora's by her first husband, and so should bear the surname Thurston, not Whitney.

Homer WHITNEY 45 Self M M W MA Works In Shoe Shop MA MA Dora WHITNEY 43 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA Homer WHITNEY 13 Son M S W MA At School MA MA Lizzie B. WHITNEY 12 Dau F S W MA At School MA MA

References

1.^  "Samuel Homer [Whitney], s. of David M. and Mary Ann, [born] Oct. 11, 1832," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Natick, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1910).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 356, page 213.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 172, page 138.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 437, page 443.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 197, page 254.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 206, page 268.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 419, page 385.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 390, page 94, and volume 389, page 280.


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