Whitney Family Reunion, 2002

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Last update: 5 September 2002

The Whitney Research Group organized a Whitney Family Reunion. The dates were 9-11 August 2002, Friday through Sunday. The place was the Sheraton Inn, Lexington, MA, about 10 miles from Watertown, former home of immigrants John and Elinor (-----) Whitney. The address is 727 Marrett Road, Lexington, Massachusetts 02173, USA. The telephone numbers are 781-862-8700 and 888-627-7185, and the fax number is 781-863-0404.


The program was intended to include parts devoted to the Whitney families of Massachusetts, Connecticut, the South, Canada, and possibly England. Below is a list of talks:

  1. "History of the Whitney Research Group," by Allan Green
  2. "Thomas Whitney of Westminster," by Robert Ward
  3. "Famous Scientific Whitneys," by Karl Schwerin
  4. "Other Famous Whitneys," by Ron Kyser
  5. "Whitneys of the Middle Ages," by Joe Whitney
  6. "Mississippi/Southern Whitneys," by Robert Croxton Whitney
  7. "Maine/New Brunswick Whitneys," by Ken Whitney and Larry Tracy
  8. "Next WRG Reunion," by Lyn Legere and Carolyn Branagan
  9. "Strategies for Breaking Through Those Brick Walls," by Ken Whitney, Larry Tracy, and Mike Poston

Activity choices for field trip:

  1. Watertown Library
  2. Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Watertown
  3. Other Watertown Cemeteries
  4. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston
  5. Concord Green

In addition, Robert Ward held short private consultations during unscheduled time to provide help on research problems. a very nice schedule of events (1.5 MB) was distributed to the participants.


Below is a modern map of Watertown, showing Whitney Hill Park (a Whitney homestead site), the Watertown High School (another Whitney homestead site), and the Watertown Library (marked L next to City Hall on Main Street). All were visited by some participants on their field trip. Old roads are highlighted in red for comparison with older maps:



Snapshots taken at the reunion are available on-line.

Copyright © 2001, 2002, 2006, The Whitney Research Group

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