Family:Whitney, William Blake (1841-1891)
William Blake8 Whitney (Joseph7, Jonas6, Jonas5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Joseph7 and Sally (Harrington) Whitney, was born 23 Aug 1841, Westminster, MA, and died 30 Sep 1891, Montreal, QC [recorded Leominster, MA, aged 50 years 1 month 7 days, of acute enteritis.
He married, 15 Sep 1863, Leominster, MA, Julia Pauline Tilton, daughter of William and Mary E. (Barber) Tilton. She was born 17 Oct 1842, Ludlow, VT, and died 17 Sep 1902, Leominster, MA, aged 59 years 11 months 0 days, of apoplexy. She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, MA.
He resided Leominster, MA.
Heywood says the following:
- "Francis A. Whitney8 (170), upon starting out in life, located in Leominster, where he has been actively engaged in the manufacture of children's carriages and other industrial enterprises. He is a man of high standing in the business world and has contributed largely to the prosperity of his adopted town. His bro., Wm. B., a man of genuine worth, was for some years associated with him in the carriage trade."
Children of William B.8 and Julia Pauline (Tilton) Whitney:
i. Joseph Tilton9 Whitney, b. 19 Aug 1864, Leominster, MA; m. 22 Aug 1898, Leominster, MA [also recorded Medford, MA], Fanny Virginia Stevens, b. ca. 1865, Norfolk, VA, dau. of Samuel A. and Fanny S. (Ames) Stevens; resided Medford, MA; assistant professor of physics for five years in the Ohio State University 1887-1892. Children: a. Edward Stevens10 Whitney, b. 3 Jan 1905, Medford, MA. b. Child Whitney, b. c. Child Whitney, b.
101 134 Wm. B. Whitney 23 M - Mass. M Soldier - - 1 1 - Julia P. Whitney 22 F - Vt. M - - - - - Joseph T. Whitney 1 M - Mass. S - - - - - Joseph Whitney 70 M - " W Mechanic - - 1 1 -
389 514 Look, Hervey D. 57 M W Comb Manufacture $9666 $6032 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Athana M. 54 F W Keeping House " 515 Whitney, William B. 28 M W Works in Carriage shop $1500 " Male citizen over 21 -----, Julia P. 27 F W Keeping House Vermont -----, Joseph T. 5 M W Mass. -----, Joseph 75 M W No Occupation $2500 $500 " Male citizen over 21 Pierce, Harriet E. 24 F W Domestic "
William B. WHITNEY 38 Self M M W MA Baby Carriage Mfg. MA MA Julia P. WHITNEY 37 Wife F M W VT House Keeping VT VT Nellie J. PIERCE 20 Dau F S W MA House Keeping MA MA Joseph T. WHITNEY 15 Son M S W MA Attends School MA VT
How Nellie J. Pierce was a daughter is unexplained.
41 71 Whitney, Julia P. Head W F Nov 1839 60 wid 0ch 0liv Vermont Massachusetts Massachusetts House Graves, Mary E. Cmpn W F Jul 1842 57 sgl New Hampshire New Hampshire New Hampshire Companion Slattery, Mary Srvt W F Jun 1877 22 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland Servant, Immig. 1890 72 Burdett, Everett E. Head W M May 1861 39 mar 13 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Merchant (dings), Rents house -----, Helen J. Wife W F Jun 1859 40 mar 13 0ch 0liv Wisconsin Massachusetts Massachusetts Smith, Agnes W. MiL W F --- ---- 68 wid 4ch 3liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Servant Slattery, Nellie Srvt W F --- ---- 21 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland Servant, Immig. 1890
- Census records.
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 480.
1.^ "William B. [Whitney], [born] ___ __, 1841. G.S.," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Leominster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (n.d.).
2.^ "William Blake [Whitney], s. Joseph and Sally, [born] Aug. 23, 1841.," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).
7.^ Heywood, William Sweetzer, History of Westminster, Massashusetts (First named Narragansett No. 2), From the date of the original grant of the township to the present time, 1728-1893, with a Biographic-Genealogical Register of its Principal Families, (Vox Populi Press: S.W. Huse & Co., Lowell, Mass.: 1893), p. 928.
9.^ "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 480, page 452, and volume 479, page 281.