Family:Whitney, William Alonzo (1854-1938)

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William Alonzo8 Whitney (Albion Paris7, Samuel6, Asa5, Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Albion Paris7 and Mary Jane (Pease) Whitney, was born 19 Sep 1854, Appleton or Winterport or Frankfort, ME, and died 19 Dec 1938, Methuen, MA.

He married firstly, 7 Nov 1874, Manchester, NH, Ella J. Tuttle, daughter of Melzar B. and Mary (Page) Tuttle.[1] She was born about 6 Nov 1854 Nashua, NH, and died 2 Feb 1908, Lawrence, MA, aged 53 years 3 months 26 days, of lobar pneumonia.[2]

He married secondly, 22 Dec 1909, Newton, MA [also recorded in Lawrence, MA], Gertrude Holbrook Churchill, daughter of George F. and Ella G. (Holbrook) Churchill.[3]. She was born 1876, Newton, MA.

They resided Lawrence, MA, 43 Butler St.

Children of William Alonzo8 and Ella J. (Tuttle) Whitney:

i. Ernest H.9 Whitney, b. ca. 26 Jul 1875, Lawrence, MA; d. 8 Aug 1876, Lawrence, MA, aged 1 year 12 days, of cholera infantum.[4]
ii. Grace Maud Whitney, b. Dec 1876, Lawrence, MA; d. 19 Oct 1902, Lawrence, MA, aged 25 years 10 months, of diabetes.[5]
iii. Florence Whitney, b. ca. 20 Aug 1893, Lawrence, MA; d. 24 Aug 1893, Lawrence, MA, aged 4 days of hemorrhage.[6]

Children of William Alonzo8 and Gertrude Holbrook (Churchill) Whitney:

i. George Churchill Whitney, b. 27 Nov 1910, Lawrence, MA.[7]

Census

William A. WHITNEY 25 Self M M W ME Clerk Woolen Mill ME ME Ella J. WHITNEY 25 Wife F M W NH Keeping House NH NH Gracie M. WHITNEY 3 Dau F S W MA ME NH

130 160 Whintey, John A. Head W M Sep 1854 45 mar 25 Maine Maine Maine Clerk dry goods, Owns mortagaged house -----, Ella Wife W F Oct 1854 45 mar 25 3ch 1liv New Hampshire Massachusetts New Hampshire Whitney, Grace Dau W F Dec 1876 23 sgl Massachusetts Maine New Hampshire Clerk dry goods

The parents' surname is clearly "Whintey", and the daughter's "Whitney". The given name of the father should be William, not John.

  • 1910, Lawrence Ward 5, Essex Co., MA: William A. Whitney, 53.
  • 1920, Methuen, Essex Co., MA: William A. Whitney, 65.
  • 1930, Methuen, Essex Co., MA: William A. Whitney, 75.

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "William A. Whitney (b. 1853, Winterport, ME, s. of Albion P. Whitney & Mary J.) & Ella J. Tuttle, m. 7 Nov 1874, Manchester, Hillsborough Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1908/51 (death) page 317.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 586, page 530, and voluem 587, page 638.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 283, page 211.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 528, page 547.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 436, page 468.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 590, pages 568 and 655.


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