Family:Whitney, William Francis Brown (1842-1904)

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William Francis Brown9 Whitney (John Dudley8, Jonathan7, Jonathan6, Joseph5, Benjamin4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of John Dudley8 and Elizabeth (Doughty) Whitney, was born ca. 10 Feb 1842, Acton, MA, and died 16 Nov 1904, Acton, MA, of senile dementia due to degenerative changes in blood vessels of brain.[1]

He enlisted 2 Sep 1861, aged 19 years, in the Union Army. The 1890 Veterans Schedule shows that he was a private in Company E, Regiment 26, Massachusetts Infantry from 18 Oct 1861 to 10 Aug 1865. The disability incurred is listed as "An Invated Soldier." He resided at 21 Main St. in Marlborough.

He married 20 Apr 1864, Acton, MA,[2] Annie McNerney. She was born 1847 in Portland, ME, and died 28 Oct 1909 in Boston, MA, of faulty degeneration of the heart.[3] They are both buried in Rocklawn Cemetery, Marlborough, MA.

Children of William Francis Brown9 and Annie (McNerney) Whitney (possibly incomplete):

i. Eliza F.10 Whitney, b. ca. 1865, MA; "Lizzie F." m. 12 Oct 1883, Marlborough, MA, John McAuslan, b. ca. 1863, Scotland, son of David and Jane (-----) Hamilton.[4]
ii. William Granville Whitney, b. 30 Oct 1867, Acton, MA [also recorded at Watertown, MA];[5] m. Mary Wilde.
iii. Adelaide Sophia Whitney, b. 16 Mar 1870, Brookfield, MA.[6]
iv. Harry Thomas Whitney, b. 6 Oct 1873, Acton, MA or Rhode Island; m. Lizzie Labeau.
v. Viola Whitney, b. 23 May 1879, Natick, MA;[7] d. 9 Nov 1879, Natick, MA, aged 5 months 16 days, of marasmus.[8]
v. Arthur C. Whitney, b. 2 Mar 1882, Natick, MA [given name omitted];[9] m. 11 Jul 1905, Waltham, MA, Catherine J. Connerney, b. ca. 1884, Waltham, MA, dau. of Michael and Mary (Coen) Connerney.[10] Children:
a. Adeline Whitney, b. 8 Aug 1906, Waltham, MA.[11]
vi. Clara I. Whitney, b. ca. 1887, Marlborough, MA; m. 7 Oct 1906, Boston, MA, Samuel Adams, b. ca. 1884, Boston, MA, son of David and Jane (Dazell) Adams.[12]
vii. George Whitney, b. -----; d. 19 Apr 1894, Marlborough, MA, aged --, drowned.[13]

Census

659 795 Whitney, William F. B. 28 M W Barber Mass. Male citizen over 21 " Anna 20 F W Keeping House Maine " Eliza F. 5 F W Attending School Mass. Attended school " William 3 M W At Home " " Adaline S. 6/12 F W At Home " Born in Dec

429 488 Whitney, William F. B. W M 37 - ---- mar Barber Mass. Mass. Maine -----, Annie W F 31 - Wife mar Keeps Keeps Mass. Maine Maine -----, William G. W M 13 - Son sgl Oil Factory Mass. Mass. Mass. -----, Adelaide S. W F 10 - Dau sgl Attends school Mass. Mass. Mass. -----, Harry W F 5 - Dau sgl Attends school Mass. Mass. Mass.

References

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1904/1, page 111.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 172, page 31.

3.^  Annie Whitney headstone, Rocklawn Cemetery, Marlboro, MA. Database online: Find A Grave. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1909/18, page 275.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 344, page 186.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 197, pages 97 and 252.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 224, page 205.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 305, page 164.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 311, page 234.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 332, page 177.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 555, page 743.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 559, page 696.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 565, page 230.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 446, page 286.


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