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From: "Whitney, James E, II, NLSOP" <jewhitney -at-> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] FW: Saratoga NYGENWEB-Durkees Remiscenses Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 06:47:12 -0500 Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 1:26 AM To: Whitney, James E, II, NLSOP Subject: Re: Saratoga NYGENWEB-Durkees Remiscenses Hi, Here is what I found in the book, but first.... I think I have seen your name on the Whitney list. If so could you please post this to the Whitney list for archives? I can receive messages but not post them because my email service changed the address slightly and I haven't been able to get through to the list to change it. Anyway here are the Whitney references from "Reminiscences of Saratoga" compiled by Cornelius E. Durkee, 1927-28 p. 218 entitled "Mrs. Susan Whitney Wakefield" "Mrs. Susan Whitney Wakefield was another will-known resident who died in June 1907. She was the wife of James I. Wakefield and was born at South Deerfield, Mass., the daughter of Stephen and Mary Burgess Whitney. General James S. Whitney for many years commandant of the great Springfield Armory was her brother and Henry M. Whitney and William C. Whitney were her nephews. She was educated in South Deerfield and while that was her home she visited Georgia and it was there that she made the acquaintance of James I. Wakefield whom she afterwards married. For ten years she made her home at Greensboro, Ga., but the Civil War coming on Mr. Wakefield felt compelled to abandon his business and property in Georgia, suffering great losses. He had often visited Saratoga and decided to make his home here. He puchased the square bounded by Phila, Regent, Spring and Court streets and lived there for several years. Later he sold this property and purchased the house at 8 Fifth avenue. After his death his widow resided there until her death, June 18, 1907." [Phila is the street name, not short for Philadelphia. JK] p. 53 about 1904 "April 16, Henry W. Sage, Thomas W. Hitchcock, Harry Payne Whitney, and George J. Gould active in polo here." "February 2 Death of William C. Whitney occurs in New York. He was president of the Saratoga Racing Association." Hope this helps and thanks. Janet Kral

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