Family:Whitney, Walter Harris (1849-1906)

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Walter Harris8 Whitney (Isaac7, Cyrus6, Isaiah5, Isaiah4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Isaac7 and Dorcas Whitney (Hoar) Whitney, was born 1 Nov 1849, Littleton or Harvard, MA,{{ref|1} and died 27 Sep 1906,[1] Harvard, MA, aged 56 years 10 months 27 days, of cerebral hemorrhage.[2]

He married, 5 Dec 1879 [Pierce] or 4 Dec 1878, Acton, MA, Georgia Etta Tuttle.[3] She was born 9 Dec 1854, and died 17 Jul 1925, Acton, MA.[4]

He resided 103 Sycamore Street, Somerville, MA; was buried Acton, MA. He lived at home until 20 years of age, attending the regular district school. For two terms he was at the Westbrook, ME, academy. After this he began mercantile life in Worcester, MA; later he was at Harvard and So. Acton, and afterwards in business in Charlestown and Boston. Immediately following he engaged as book-keeper for a wholesale produce firm in Boston, where he remained for ten years. In 1884 he again began business for himself with a Mr. York, under the firm style of York & Whitney, wholesale produce commission business, No. 1 No. Market street, at the present time located as above. Their business has gradually grown from commencement, and at present time they rank among the larger dealers in this line of trade, handling shipments from 20 to 35 different states at different seasons of the year.

Walter Harris8 and Georgia Etta (Tuttle) Whitney had no children.

Census

145 162 Wright, Isaac F. 46 M W Farmer $4000 $3800 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Dorcas W. 46 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, Nannie 2 F W At Home Mass. -----, Carrie 2 F W At Home Mass. 173 Whitney, Charles E. 17 M W Farm laborer Mass. -----, Walter H. 20 M W Clerk in Dry good store Mass. Pinkerton, Agusta 16 F W Keeping House Mass.

241 270 Wheeler, Thomas B. 41 M W Dry goods, Groceries &c $2600 $3500 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Martha 31 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, Frank H. 10 M W At Home Mass. Attended school -----, Homer B. 2 M W At Home Mass. Whitney, Walter H. 20 M W Clerk in Store Mass.

Duplicate enumeration.

Walter WHITNEY 30 Self M M W MA Bookkeeper MA MA Georgie E. WHITNEY 25 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA ME Sarah TUTTLE 16 Oth F S W MA MA MA Mattie J. MUZERALL 16 Oth F S W N.B. Servant FRAN N.B.

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Walter Harris, s. of Isaac and Dorcas H., b. in Littleton, Nov. 1, 1849," according to Harvard Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 36, page 324.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #78875237, Walter Whitney.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1906/43 (death) page 506.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 299, page 36.

5.^  Find A Grave memorial #78875314, Georgia Etta Tuttle Whitney.


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