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The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago: 1895)

Transcribed by the Whitney Research Group, 1999.

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his sister's family, and went with them by boat to St. Paul, Minn., and from there to Minneapolis, where he remained all summer, until the 18th of December, when he went back to St. Louis, and took a position with the Times Printing Co. In May,

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1879, he went to Shreveport, La., and took charge of the Standard job office, the only large office in the city. His health was bad all the time he was in Shreveport, and he left there in June, 1880, and went to Marshall, Tex., and went to work for Jennings Bros., the largest book and job printing establishment then in Texas. It was said that he was the best job printer in the state, and the fastest com- positor. On June 2, 1882, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Lyde MARKS, of Marshall, Tex. The Herald had the following to say of her: "The bride, who is the daughter of Mrs. N. E. MARKS, is an interesting young lady of only fourteen years, possessed of those gentle qualities of heart and mind which win the love of all who know her, and adorned with that native modesty which needed not the bridal veil to increase its charm and attrac- tion." In 1883 he went to New Orleans, where he was for four or five years working at job printing part of the time and part of the time assistant foreman of the Daily States. He returned to Marshall in 1887, where he again took the foremanship of Jennings' office, and where he has since been. In January, 1894, he started the Senatorian, which is slowly increasing in prosperity; res. Marshall, Tex., s. p. 4713. GEORGE WASHINGTON WHITNEY (Samuel D., Paul, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Williston, Vt., Feb. 5, 1833; m. there Aug. 27, 1856, Marion MURRAY, b. Aug. 25, 1837; d. May 14, 1890. He is a farmer. George Washington, b. Feb. 5, 1833, in South Williston, Vt., the second son of

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his parents, is residing on the homestead farm where he has passed most of his life. He spent the winter of 1894 in California and several seasons in New Orleans during his brother's residence there. Here he attended the Louisi- ana university, a law school, for one year, and under Presi- dent GRANT held two offices as inspector and weigher of customs. He was a member of the school board in Tensas Parish and for two years assessor and collector of the same. He was a loving and dutiful son to his mother in her widow- hood, and was sent to the Williston academy and to Troy Conference academy, Poultney, Vt. He married Marion MURRAY, of Williston, whom he had known from childhood and to them was born one son, Murray D. For many years he has been justice of the peace in Williston, also an active member of the grange. In his calling his specialty is rais- ing dairy cows. For more than thirty years he has been a member of the Universalist church. He is of fair com- plexion though of heavy build, like his father. He has a mental temperament combined with a kind and gentle disposition. From boyhood he showed a love for books and study, and is well known in his vicinity as a public speaker; res. Williston, Vt. 7887. i. MURRAY D., b. Nov. 27, 1857; m. Ella C. MILLER. 4734. HARRY FLETCHER WHITNEY (Samuel F., Aaron, Aaron, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Harvard, May 3, 1853; m. Aug. 22, 1877, Harriett T. GODDARD; res. Harvard, Mass. 7888. i. RALPH GODDARD, b. Oct. 20, 1878. 7889. ii. RUTH, b. Oct. 28, 1880. 4737. DR. SAMUEL WILLIAM WHITNEY (Samuel F., Aaron, Aaron, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Harvard, Mass., Feb. 23, 1859; m. in Boston, Apr. 16, 1882, Alice H. HAMES; b. Claremont, N. H., Jan. 17, 1859. He was born in Harvard, Worcester Co., Mass., where he attended the public schools, and completed his education at the Dean academy at Franklin, Mass., and at Lawrence academy, Groton, Mass. He was graduated at the Boston Dental college

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