Family:Whitney, William Milton (1863-1953)

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William Milton9 Whitney (Baxter Doddridge8, Amasa7, William6, William5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Baxter Doddridge8 and Sarah Jane8 (Whitney) Whitney, was born 27 or 7 Mar 1863, Winchendon, MA,[1] and died 1953.

He married, 9 May 1894, Waltham, MA [also recorded at Winchendon, MA], Ada Macleod/McLeod, daughter of Wilfred and Eliza (Johnson) Macleod.[2] She was born about 1863, Studholm, NB.

"William Milton Whitney, third child of Baxter Dodridge Whitney, was born in Winchendon, Massachusetts, March 27, 1863. He attended the public and high schools in his native town. In 1880 he entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Boston. He graduated in 1884 with the degree of S. B. He made a specialty of mechanical engineering. From early manhood he has been associated with his father in business, and even when in school spent vacations in the shops. The active management of the business has been in his hands since 1900, and the growth and development of the plant in the past twenty years have been largely due to his efforts and ability. The works have been enlarged and plans are under consideration for still further increasing the capacity of the plant. No efforts have been spared on the part of Mr. Whitney or his father to make the factory a model plant in every respect. Among the more important of the present products of the works are: single and double surface planing machines, wood scraping machines, barrel stave sawing machines, two spindle upright moulding or shaping machines, on back knife gauge lather. Mr. Whitney shares with his father the credit for the success of the firm. He is a Republican in politics and has been a delegate to various state conventions, though he has no time to accept public offices. He has been a director of the First National Bank of Winchendon. He is a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and of the Alumni Association of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

"He married, May 9, 1894, Ada Macleod, born September 24, 1862, daughter of Wilford and Eliza (Johnson) Macleod, of Sussex, New Brunswick.

"Children of William Milton and Ada (Macleod) Whitney are: Charlotte (twin), born April 25, 1895; Pauline (twin), born April 25, 1895; Richard Baxter, July 22, 1896."[3]


Children of William Milton9 Ada (Macleod/McLeod) Whitney:

i. Charlotte10 Whitney, b. 25 Apr 1895, Winchendon, MA.[4]
ii. Pauline Whitney, b. 25 Apr 1895, Winchendon, MA.[5]
iii. Richard Baxter Whitney, b. 22 Jul 1896, Winchendon, MA.[6]

Census

33 35 Whitney, William M. Head W M Mar 1863 37 mar 6 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Machine mfr., Owns mortgaged house -----, Ada Wife W F Sep 1861 38 mar 6 3ch 3liv New Brunswick New Brunswick New Brunswick Immig. 1892 -----, Charlotte Dau W F Apr 1895 5 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts New Brunswick -----, Pauline Dau W F Apr 1895 5 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts New Brunswick -----, Richard B. Son W M Jul 1896 3 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts New Brunswick Johnson, Sophie Srvt W F May 1865 35 sgl Sweden Sweden Sweden Cook private family, Immig. 1881 Balzerson, Bertha Srvt W F Jan 1853 47 sgl Norway Norway Norway Laundress private family, Immig. 1890 Handy, Mabel Srvt W F Apr 1872 28 sgl Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Seamstress private family, Immig. 1890 Shea, Margaret Srvt W F Apr 1880 20 sgl Massachusetts Ireland Ireland Nurse for children

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 161, page 236.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 443, page 365, and volume 444, page 515.

3.^  Ellery Bicknell Crane, Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts: With a History of Worcester Society of Antiquity (The Lewis Publishing Company, 1907). Volume III, pages 376-377.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 450, page 591.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 450, page 591.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 459, page 622.


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