Family:Whitney, Sumner Wallace (1846-1906)

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Sumner Wallace8 Whitney (Phineas7, Reuben6, Phineas5, Isaac4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Phineas7 and Melvina Amanda (Bean) Whitney, was born 21 Aug 1846, Bean's Corner (Jay), ME,[1] and died 16 Oct 1906, Randolph, ME.

He married, 1 Jan 1870, Lawrence, MA, Eliza Stone Metcalf,[2] daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (-----) Metcalf. She was born 25 May 1843, NS, and died 14 Apr 1919, Randolph, ME.

Children of Sumner Wallace8 and Eliza Stone (Metcalf) Whitney:

i. Lillian E.9 Whitney, b. 4 Dec 1870, Randolph, ME;[3] m. 24 Dec 1890, Randolph [or Farmingdale], ME, Charles A. Blair.[4]
ii. Lester Albert Whitney, b. 14 Jan 1881, Pittston, ME,[5] or Randolph, ME;[6] m. 5 May 1902, Randolph, ME, Virginia M. Burgess, b. ca. 1889, ME. Known children:
a. Richard Victor10 Whitney, b. 3 May 1905, Haverhill, MA.[7]
b. Virginia E. Whitney, b. ca. 1917, MA.

Census

247 368 Buxton, William H. 35 M W Grocer Ret. $7000 $2000 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Ireana F. 26 F W Keeping House Maine -----, Alice E. 2 F W At Home Mass. Ford, Carrie 17 F W Domestic Maine 369 Whitney, Sumner 24 M W Painter " Male citizen over 21, Married in Jan -----, Eliza 24 F W Keeping House Nova Scotia Parents foreign born, Married in Jan Kimball, Abel W. 44 M W Coffee Grinder $1500 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, William 14 M W Clerk " Butterfield, Charles 21 M W Teamster Maine Male citizen over 21 Logan, John 24 M W Brick Mason " Male citizen over 21 Hatch, Benajmin 60 M W Carpenter " Male citizen over 21 Wheeler, Fred 21 M W Clerk in Store " Male citizen over 21 Hatch, Pamelia 40 F W Keeping House " Waberton, John 25 M W Sewing Machine Agt. England Parents foreign born -----, Ellen 28 F W Keeping House " Parents foreign born

Notice that Benjamin Hatch was living in their household, but not Sumner's mother.

Sumner W. WHITNEY 36 Self M M W MAINE Painter ME ME Eliza WHITNEY 36 Wife F M W NB Keeping House ENG ENG Lillie E. WHITNEY 9 Dau F S W MASS ME NB

150 157 Whitney, Sumner W. Head W M Aug 1844 55 mar 30 Maine Maine Maine House painter, Rents house -----, Eliza S. Wife W F May 1840 60 mar 30 2ch 2liv England England England Immig. 1864 -----, Lester A. Son W M Jan 1881 19 sgl Maine Maine England Finisher shoe factory

References

Civil War Pension File of Sumner Wallace Whitney; Widow: Eliza S. Whitney; Invalid Applic. # 88078 Cert. # 72410; Widow Applic. # 858966 Cert. # 622784; National Archives Building, Washington, DC.

1.^  "Sumner W. [Whitney], h. Eliza S., [born] August 21, 1846, in Beans Corner," according to Webster, Henry Sewall, ed., Vital Records of Randolph to the Year 1892' (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., 1996).

2.^  "Sumner W. [Whitney], and Eliza S. Metcalf, [married] Jan. 1, 1870, in Lawrence, Mass.," according to Webster, Henry Sewall, ed., Vital Records of Randolph to the Year 1892' (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., 1996). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 226, page 190.

3.^  "Lillian E. [Whitney], d. Sumner W. and Eliza S., [born] Dec. 4, 1870," according to Webster, Henry Sewall, ed., Vital Records of Randolph to the Year 1892' (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., 1996).

4.^  "Lillian E. [Whitney], [d. Sumner W. and Eliza S., P.R.61], and Cha[rle]s A. Blair, [married] Dec. 24, 1890," according to Webster, Henry Sewall, ed., Vital Records of Randolph to the Year 1892' (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., 1996). Also, "Lillian E. [Whitney] of Randolph and Charles A. Blair, Dec. 24, 1890," according to Webster, Henry Sewall, ed., Vital Records of Farmingdale, Maine, prior to 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1909).

5.^  "Albert L. [Whitney], s. S. W. and Eliza, [born] Jan. 14, 1881," according to Webster, Henry Sewall, Vital Records of Pittston, Maine to the year 1892 (Gardiner, Maine: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1911).

6.^  "Lester A. [Whitney], s. Sumner W. and Eliza S., [born] Jan. 14, 1881," according to Webster, Henry Sewall, ed., Vital Records of Randolph to the Year 1892' (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., 1996).

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 550, page 444.


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