Family:Whitney, Walter Hunnewell (1817-1904)

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Walter Hunnewell7 Whitney (Ezekiel6, Ezekiel5, John4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Ezekiel6 and Catharine (Anson) Whitney, was born 18 Nov 1817, Watertown, MA,[1] and died probably 16 Feb 1904, Lancaster, MA, aged 90 [sic], of senility.[2] He was buried in North Village Cemetery, Lancaster, MA.

He married firstly, 25 Nov 1838, Boston, MA, Lydia A. Doyle,[3] daughter of Thomas and Martha (-----) Doyle. She was born about 9 Jan 1822, Gardiner, ME, and died 7 Aug 1888, Chelsea, MA, aged 66 years 6 months 28 days, of asthenia.[4] They probably were divorced since they were living separately at least from 1860 on, and when she died, she was called "single", not "married" or "widowed".

He married secondly, 1 Jan 1857, Providence, RI, Lydia Withers, daughter of Thomas B. andLydia (Creach) Withers.[5] She was born about 1818.

He married thirdly, before 1859, Ocean A. (Spear) Whitney, daughter of William and Ocean A. (-----) Spear. She was born about 1819, VA, and died 3 Dec 1873, Boston (or Deer Island), MA, aged 54 years, of scrofulous abcesses and diarrhea.[6] She had married firstly, about 1848, William G. J.8 Whitney, q.v. Walter and William were only very distantly related. Ocean and Walter may have been divorced.

He is a baker; resided Boston, Newton, Acton, and South Lancaster, MA.

Children of Walter Hunnewell7 and Lydia A. (Doyle) Whitney:

i. Walter Henry8 Whitney, b. 1 Oct 1840; d. 1862, Baton Rouge, LA.
ii. Lorenzo L. Whitney, b. 1 Apr 1842; m.(1) Martha J. Young; m.(2) Sarah J. Robertson.
iii. Emma Isadora Whitney, b. 20 Dec 1846; d. 16 Nov 1862, Boston, MA, aged 15 years 11 months, of convulsions.[7]
iv. Adelaide Adela Whitney, b. 7 Dec 1848; m. 25 Mar 1865[8] or 25 Mar 1866, Boston, MA,[9] Hartley N. Wilson; resided 160 Shawnut St., Chelsea, MA. Children:
a. Alfred Sylvester Wilson, b. 26 Apr 1867; d. 5 May 1867.
b. Lillian May Wilson, b. 6 Feb 1869; d. 12 Apr 1869.
c. Hartley Nichols Wilson, b. and d. 16 Sep 1873.
d. Ruby Nichols Wilson, b. 30 Aug 1885.

Children of Walter Hunnewell7 and Lydia A. (Doyle) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Children of Walter Hunnewell7 and Ocean (Spear) Whitney:

v. Benjamin F.8 Whitney, b. ca. 1859 [no record found in MA], or ca. 1863, Roxbury, MA. or ca. 1860, Roxbury, MA; m. Ellen Nickerson/Nicholson.

Census

1463 2343 Walter H. Whitney 30 M - Coachman Ms. Lydia " 28 F - Me. Walter " 12 M - Ms. Attended school Lorenzo " 9 " - " Attended school Emma " 4 F - " Ann " 2 " - " 2344 Patrick O'Day 36 M - Laborer Ire. Bridget " 35 F - " Attended school James " 12 M - " Wm. " 9 " - " John " 6 " - Ms.

604 1113 Lydia A. Whitney 32 F - Me. Walter Whitney 16 M - Mass. Lorenzo " 14 M - " Emma " 8 F - " Adelaide " 6 F - "

392 693 Walter H. Whitney 41 M - Clerk Mass. Ocean " 41 F - " Mary E. " 9 " - " Attended school Benja. " 1 M - " Ocean Spear 60 F - Nurse Atlantic Ocean Walter Whitney 21 M - Clerk Mass. Horace Libby 25 " - Clerk N.H. Joanna " 26 F - Saloon Mass. Georgianna " 5 " - " Mary " 2 " - " Joseph Beaty 24 M - Tender " Harry Currier 17 " - Maine Lizzie Barrett 19 F - Saleswoman N.H.

Mary E. Whitney is Walter's step-daughter.

1276 1723 James Currie 35 M - Carpenter Ireland Mary " 28 F - " James " 5 M - Mass. Attended school John " 2 M - " 1724 Mary E. Keene 40 F - $200 Maine Atwell " 19 M - Blacksmith " Alton " 13 M - " 1725 Eastman Mersey 28 M - Laborer $200 New Hampshire Martha J. " 26 F - Ireland Isabella M. " 4 F - Mass. Sarah A. " 10/12 F - " 1726 Lizzie A. Whitney 38 F - Maine Emma J. " 13 F - Mass. Attended school Adelaide " 11 F - " Attended school Lorenso " 18 M - Tends in Fish Market " 1727 Mary Mills 57 F - Ireland James " 21 M - Carpenter " Susie " 15 F - "

"Lizzie" seems to be an error for "Lydia".

69 83 Walter Hunnewell Whitney 50 M - Mass. M Laborer - - 1 1 -

692 1311 Ocean Whitney 45 F - Mass. W None - - - - - Mary E. " 14 " - " S - - - - - Benjamin F. " 6 M - " " - - - - - 1312 Oresemus L. Buck 40 " - Vermont M Gas Fitter - - 1 1 - Mary A. " 39 F - N.S. " - - - - - Irene M. " 8 " - R.I. S - - - - - Jessie E. " 6 " - " " - - - - - Henry D. " 4 M - " " - - - - - 1313 Margaret Hodges 64 F - Mass. W - - - - - John E. " 30 M - " " Gold Beater - - 1 1 - Charles W. " 28 " - " " Shoe Maker - - 1 1 - 1314 Peter Croley 30 " - Ireland M Laborer - - 1 1 1 Ellen " 26 F - " " - - - - - Anna " 4 " - Mass. S - - - - - Mary " 2 " - " " - - - - - 1315 James Kane 30 M - Ireland M Laborer - - 1 1 1 Catherine " 27 F - " " - - - - - Thomas " 8 M - Mass. S - - - - - Margaret " 6 F - " " - - - - - Mary " 3 " - " " - - - - - James " 1 M - " " - - - - - 1316 Louisa Madden 45 F - Ireland " Seamstress - - - - - Ellen " 28 " - " " do - - - - -

This is Walter's wife Ocean and son Benjamin, along with his step-daughter Mary Ellen.

258 307 Whitney, Walter H. 56 M W Laborer $400 $100 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Ocean A. 52 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, Benj. F. 11 M W At School Mass. Attended school

3045 3302 Vibero, Joseph W. 42 M W Jour. carpenter $600 Georgia Male citizen over 21 " Sarah A. 38 F W Keeping house England Parents foreign born " Wm. F. 19 M W Jour. carpenter Georgia Mother foreign born " Sarah A. 12 F W " Mother foreign born 3303 Whitney, Lydia 48 F W Keeping house $700 Maine Wilson, Hartley N. 29 M W Jour. painter " Male citizen over 21 " Adalaide A. 21 F W No trade Mass.

Walter WHITNEY 62 Self M W W MA Laborer MA MA

Hartley WILSON 39 Self M M W ME Painter ME ME Adalaide D. WILSON 31 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA ME Lydia A. WHITNEY 58 MotL F S W ME At Home ME ME

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Walter Whitney, s. Ezekiel Whitney and wife Catharine, b. 18 Nov 1817," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Fourth Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, from 1738 to 1822 (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, c1903), p. 217.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1904/52 (death), page 52.

3.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch #I01198-2.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 393, page 449.

5.^  Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916, at FamilySearch.org.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 258, page 253.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 158, page 158.

8.^  Pierce, loc. cit.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 191, page 36.


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