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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)

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tageous position in the prominent banking house of White and McCormick. This situation he retained for ten years, during a portion of which time he maintained his connection with the Zeta Gamma Debating Society, an adjunct of his alma mater, the Deseret university, and its contemporary Wasatch Literary Association, in both of which he shone among the leading lights. In 1884 he was solicited to take a place on the editorial staff of the Salt Lake Daily Herald, to whose columns he had previously contributed to some extent, principally dramatic notes and criticisms, paving the way for his subsequent creation of the dramatic and lyric department of that now flourishing journal. As city editor of the Herald, Mr. WHITNEY was a marked success, but his business tact and energy made him a desirable acquisi- tion in its financial department, and on September 1, 1887, at the reorganization of the Herald Publishing Company, he became its treasurer and assistant man- ager, retaining, however, the dramatic and lyric department after which excel- lent feature several of the local journals patterned. In 1889, Mr. WHITNEY became sole manager of the Herald, which responsible position he now occupies. He is also manager of the Home Dramatic club, which he helped to found in April 1880, and of which his brother Orson F. was also a founder and for sometime a leading member. This club still delights local audiences occasionally, and has acquired an extensive reputation by its highly creditable productions of standard plays. Mr. WHITNEY, like most of his father's family, is musically inclined, and the cultivation of the divine art is with him almost a passion. He has a good tenor voice, and as a choir leader may be said to excel. He married Jan. 10, 1884, Miss Marion Mumford BEATIE, and is the father of two fine boys. Barring two or three visits to New York, Chicago and other eastern cities, combining business with pleasure, Mr. WHITNEY has dwelt all his life in his native city; res. Salt Lake City, Utah. 9894. i. HORACE BEATIE, b. Mar. 10, 1885. 9895. ii. FRANK MUMFORD, b. June 11, 1888. 9270. JOSHUA RUDOLPHUS WHITNEY (Horace K., Newel K., Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John) b. Salt Lake City, Mar. 8, 1864; m. Dec. 25, 1884, Emeline L. WORLD; b. Jan. 14, 1866. Joshua Rudolphus WHITNEY, second son and fourth child of Horace Kimball and Mary Cravath WHITNEY, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 8, 1864. He re- ceived a common school education and passed a creditable examination at the Deseret university in the usual branches, at the age of 19. Since that time his career has been limited to a quiet mercantile life. He has been connected with the drug department of Z.C.M.I. for many years, occupying a responsible position; res. Salt Lake City, Utah. 9896. i. NEWELL K., b. Feb. 23, 1886. 9897. ii. JOSHUA R., b. Apr. 19, 1889. 9342. MARCUS WHITNEY (Ivers, Joseph, William, William, William, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Gardner, Sept. 13, 1846; m. May 8, 1878, Luella BROOKS; b. Dec. 13, 1849. He was born in Gardner, Mass.,Sept. 13, 1846, where he lived until December, 1867, and then lived in East Templeton, Mass., about thirteen years, or until 1880, since that time he has resided in Gardner. Has been engaged in the chair business as employe most of the time; res. Gardner, Mass. 9998. i. HELLEN LUELLA, b. Mar., 1883. 9346. CHARLES E. WHITNEY (Charles, Amasa, William, William, William, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Gardner, Mass., Mar. 8, 1867; m. Nov. 17, 1891, FANNY A. LESURE, b. Ashfield, Mass., July 7, 1870. He is one of the firm of A. & H. C. Knowlton, Chair manufacturers; res. West Gardner, Mass. 9899a. i. WALTER AUGUSTUS, b. Oct. 24, 1892. 9347. ELISHA MURDOCK WHITNEY (William W., Webster, Amasa, William, William, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Jan. 22, 1861; m. Jan. 31, 1889, Mary Matilda WHITNEY, res. Winchendon, Mass. 9899. i. WILLIAM WEBSTER, b. Sept. 27, 1892. 9348a. CHARLES ORESON WHITNEY (John O. [NOTE], Oreson, Luke, William, William, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Baldwinville, Mass., May 30, 1855; m. at Hyde Park, Nov. 29, 1874, Rhoda Ann PERRY, b. July 4, 1845. He is a carpenter; res. Marblehead, Mass.

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